"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)

Zaza is a Syrian visual artist currently living and working in Lausanne. Growing up in an artistic family, he started drawing and painting at an early age. After graduating top of the country from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Aleppo in 2010, he was appointed as a painting teacher assistant at the University until 2012. He has travelled since then in many countries in the Middle East, working and exhibiting his work in numerous exhibitions and international art fairs. Besides painting on big size canvases, Zaza also works on illustrations and animations. 
He is known for his neo-surrealistic paintings, whose shapes and figures aim to put the viewer in another dimension of understanding. Particularly interested in the idea of movement that he can convey on the canvas, Mohammad Zaza boldly challenges the preconceptions of form and function.



Solo Exhibitions

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 

Art Fairs

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


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