"Mohammad Zaza’s work is a fascinating journey through a universe of constant metamorphosis and transformation. His images epitomize the flow of life: never ending change and the perpetual creation of ever new forms and shapes and points of view.
He has found his own very unique aesthetic language which with he lures us into his mysterious, puzzling and enchanting world.
His art does what relevant art is supposed to do: it touches, moves and surprises, and it makes you think."
(Gottfried Helnwein, Ireland, 2016).
Mohammad Zaza (1987).
In 2010 he has graduated from The Faculty of Fine Arts at Aleppo University, remaining at the university as the painting teacher’s assistant until 2012. Since 2013, he has travelled across the countries of the Middle East, working and exhibiting his work at numerous exhibitions and international art fairs in Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
He has been recognised as a neo-surrealist painter, whose shapes and figures unapologetically confront the viewer with profound dimensions of understanding and affection, reaching beyond a universal.
Particularly interested in conveying the idea of movement on canvas, Zaza has boldly challenged the preconceptions of form and function in his works.
Between 2019 and 2020, Zaza launched his open working studio in Brussels, a vibrant environment, which hosted multiple cultural events, performances and exhibitions.
The space and Zaza’s work were presented during Brussels Gallery Weekend, as an emerging spot of artistic exchange.
Besides painting on large-scale canvas, also works on illustrations and animations.
Currently, based and working in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2016 Every Change is a Revival - Hafez Gallery, Jeddah
2016 The Earth is Blue like an Orange - Depo, Istanbul
2014 This is Not a Coincidence - Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh
2013 ZAZA - Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh
2012 Faces - Lam Gallery, Riyadh
2011 PINK - Kalimat Gallery, Aleppo
2010 Self-titled - Khan al-Adlieh, Aleppo
2009 Self-titled - Al-Assad Gallery, Aleppo
2009 Self-titled - Hall of People Gallery, Damascus
2008 Self-titled - Gallery Khanji, Aleppo
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 MNWR - Mekan, Jeddah
2018 3 Directions - Mono Gallery, Riyadh
2016 Behind the Lines - Penticton Art Gallery, Canada
2016 Summertime Freshness - Liquid art System, Istanbul
2012 Group Exhibition - Lam Art Gallery, Riyadh
2019 Art Dubai - Hafez Gallery
2018 Accessible Art Fair Brussels - Self Represented
2018 Beirut Art Fair - Letitia Gallery
2017 Abu Dhabi Art - Hafez Gallery
2017 StArt Doha - Hafez Gallery
2017 Beirut Art Fair - Hafez Gallery
2016 Art Central Hong Kong - Hafez Gallery
2016 India Art Fair - Hafez Gallery
2016 Art Stage Singapore - Hafez Gallery
2015 Saatchi Start Art Fair London- Hafez Gallery
2015 Art15 London - Qode Agency