Critical Texts


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Exhibitions

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Short Biography


1987 Born in Milan, Italy

2009 First solo exhibition in Japan

2010 Graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, Italy

2011 Participated in the 54th Venice Biennale, exhibiting in the Italian Pavilion

2011 City of Milan offers Omar Hassan his first public commission

2013 Features in the definitive Street Art London edition by Frank Steam156 Malt

2014 MAR, Ravenna Museum of Art, acquires a work of art by Omar Hassan for their permanent collection

2015 First public performance “Breaking Through”

2016 First solo exhibition in New York

2017 Major solo exhibition “Do Ut Des” in Venice



Solo Exhibitions


2018 Breaking Through in Saint - Tropez

2018 L’Essenziale è Invisibile agli Occhi: a dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky, Orangerie of the Royal Palace of Monza, Italy

2017 Solo Booth at Miami SCOPE Beach Art Fair, Miami, USA

2017 Breaking Through Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

2017 Do Ut Des, Chiesetta della Misericorda, Venice, Italy

2017 Breaking Through Bologna, Royal Carlton, Bologna, Italy

2016 Breaking Through New York, UNIX Gallery, New York, USA

2016 Breaking Through Milan, M.A.C Centre, Milan, Italy

2015 Breaking Through, ContiniArtUK, London, UK

2014 L’Essenziale è Invisibile agli Occhi , Montesegale Castle, Pavia, Italy

2012 Jab, Jab!! , Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy

2011 H.O.2, Fabbrica Eos, Milano, Italy

2009 Gaijin, Musashy Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



Collections and Museums


Puzzle Public, Bagolino , Brescia, Italy

Rimembranze di Conte Rosso, Milan, Italy

Dolce Far Nulla, Montesegale, Pavia, Italy

One Wall, Palazzo della Regione, Milan, Italy

Borgio Verezzi in Wonderland, Borgio Verezzi, Italy

Columns of San Donato Milanese Station, San Donato Milanese, Italy

Mille Miglia of Colors, Mille Miglia Museum, Brescia, Italy

Aldo Galli Fine Art Academy, Como, Italy

Color Cube, Brick Lane, London, UK

MAR Art Museum of Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy

Fondazione Maimeri, Italy

Fondazione Peruzzo, Italy

LyfeBulb, USA

Private Collection, Tokyo, Japan

Private Collection, London, UK

Private Collection, Miami and New York, USA

Private Collection, Madrid, Spain

Private Collection, Milan, Italy



Group Exhibitions


2018

Vs Cravan, a cura di Elisabetta Longari, Palestra Visconti c/o Circolo Arci Belezza Milano, Italy

ART ÉLYSÉES Paris, France

Arte Fiera Bologna 2018, Bologna, Italy

2017

Beirut Art Fair, ContiniArtUK, Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Centre Down Town, Beirut, Lebanon

Bologna Arte Fiera, Bologna Exhibition Centre, Bologna, Italy,

nominated for the 11th edition of the‘Euromobil Prize Under 30’ in Bologna 2016

“Colour and Matter”, Pied a Terre, Porto Cervo, Italy

Motomorphosis: Special project with Ducati and Sotheby’s, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

START, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

WOP Art, Lugano, Switzerland

2015

Premio Cairo, Group exhibition as a finalist for Cairo Art Prize, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy

“Breaking Through Miami’’ in support of DRI in collaboration with St Regis and Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA

Summer Show, Just Cavalli, Ibiza, Spain

Miami Art Fair, Miami, Florida, USA

Group Exhibition, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Bal Harbour, Florida, USA

ART STAGE, Singapore, Singapore ArtWynwood Miami, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA

2014

Eccentrico Musivo, MAR, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ravenna, Italy Qualcosa d’Impatto, Castello di Gambolò, Pavia, Italy

2013

Sedie d’Artista, SIM-PATIA, Triennale di Milano

Crystal Le Club, Crystal Palace, Brescia, Italy

ArtVerona, Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy

Bubble, Terrazza Aperol, Duomo Square, Milan, Italy

Orientalmente, Palazzo Te, Mantova, Italy

Refreshing Art, Art Factory, Catania, Italy

Bologna Arte Fiera, Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

2012

Bergamo Arte Fiera, Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy

ArtVerona, Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy

Restart, Fabbrica Eos, Milan, Italy

Roma Contemporary, Fabbrica Eos, Rome, Italy

Arte Accessibile, Sole24ore, Milan, Italy

Robert F. Kennedy Foundation of Europe, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

2011

54th Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

Una Mano per Ail, il giusto mezzo, Charity auction at Pomodoro Foundation, Christie’s, Milan, Italy

AAM, Sole24Ore, Milan, Italy

2010

Creativeworld, Frankfurt, Germany

Scrittura Visiva, Marelia Gallery, Bergamo, Italy

ArtVerona, FabbricaEos, Verona, Italy

M(A)mbiguity, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy

Kilometro 20+1, Torrione Farnese, curated by Dany Vescovi, Castell’Arquato, Italy

Il MA, Katy House Gallery, Monfalcone, Italy

In-Tortona, Spazio Concept, Milan, Italy

2009

Tokio Flash, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy

26 for Tibet, Tsetan Sonam, Milan, Italy

26 for Tibet, Centro Guarinoni, Fortunago, Italy

Streets without Wall, Misericordia Museum, curated by Chiara Canali, Florence, Italy

Attuttotondo, Villa Orsini, Scorzè, Venice, Italy

Incursioni, Associazione Culturale Artificio, Milan, Italy

Una Mano per l’AIL, Palazzo Clerici, Milan, Italy

2008

Group Exhibition, Bagolino, Brescia, Italy



Selected Publications


2017 “Do Ut Des”, Exhibition book, Peruzzo Editore, Essays by Dr. Claudio Strinati, Francesca Gavin

2017 “Breaking Through Lugano”, Exhibition catalogue, Peruzzo Editore

2016 Breaking Through Milan, Solo exhibition catalogue, with forewords by Luca Beatrice, Gianni Maimeri, Saturnino Celani

2016 Breaking Through New York, Solo exhibition catalogue, with foreword by Dr. Karin Hehenberger MD PhD

2015 Breaking Through, Solo exhibition catalogue, with forewords by Baroness Barbara Young and Cedar Lewisohn

2015 16th Premio Cairo, Award Shortlist Catalogue

2014 Eccentrico Musivo, Exhibition Catalogue, MAR Art Museum of Ravenna

2013 London Street Art, by Frank Steam 156 Malt

2011 Lo Stato dell’Arte, 54th Venice Biennale official catalogue

2011 H.O.2, Solo exhibition catalogue, with foreword by Ivan Quaroni



Selected Press Publications


2018

“Gracious Heart Charity Auction at Christie’s in London”, Felicity Carter, Forbes, March 2018

Studio Aperto, Italia Uno, March 2018

“Monza, al Serrone la mostra di Omar Hassan: un dialogo con Wassily Kandinsky”, MBN news, March 2018

“Mostra ‘Omar Hassan. L’Essenziale è invisibile agli Occhi”, MonzaToday, March 2018

“Cosa fare nel weekend a Monza e dintorni”, MonzaToday WeekEnd, March 2018

“Omar Hassan. L’Essenziale è Invisibile agli Occhi”, Reggia di Monza, March 2018

“Omar Hassan. L’Essenziale è Invisibile agli Occhi. Un dialogo con Wassily Kandinsky”, Arte, March 2018

2017

Front Cover of “La Lettura”, Il Corriere della Sera

“L’artista che prende a pugni la tela per una pittura tra rabbia e dolore”, Benedetta Cucci, Il Resto del Carlino, Bologna, January 2017

“Omar Hassan – Breaking Through New York”, Josh Rowell, Artstyle Magazine, WinterSpring

“Art / Biennial 2017/ Omar Hassan: form fists on the canvas to the rediscovery of the classicls”, Boop News, May 2017

“Omar Hassan: Do Ut Des”, My Art Guides, May 2017

“Omar Hassan – Do Ut Des”, Artribune, May 2017

“Omar Hassan – Do Ut Des”, Exhibart, May 2017

“Omar Hassan – Do Ut Des”, The Gallery Guide, May 2017

“Omar Hassan”, Esther Art News Letter, May 2017

“Do Ut Des Omar Hassan”, Agenda Venezia, May 2017

“Hassan colora I silenzi di Venezia ‘Do Ut Des’, l’arte di dialogare”, Letizia Cini, Il Resto del Carlino, May 2017

“Tra scultura e street art I cromatismi accesi delle opera di Hassan”, Fabio Bozzato, Corriere del Veneto, May 2017

“Le invenzioni colorate del pugile col pennello”, Vettor Maria Corsetti, Il Gazzettino, May 2017

La forza dei colori di Omar Hassan nei guantoni da Boxe” La Repubblica, May 2017

“Una carezza in un pugno”, Sonia S. Braga, Architectural Digest Italia, June 2017

“Do Ut Des – Omar Hassan in Venice”, Editorial, Hestetika, June 2017

“Omar Hassan Church of Mercy/ Venice”, Michela Murialdo, Flash Art, July 2017

2016

“Breaking Through with Omar Hassan, Terrible two’s, February 2016

“Painting with Punches: meet Egyption Modern Art Heavyweight Omar Hassan”, Style.com Arabia, March 2016

“Dipingere è un corpo a corpo”, Stefano Castelli, Arte, April 2016

“Omar Hassan, when the boxer is a painter”, Jessica Mariana Masucci, Wired, April 2016
“Maler boxt Bilder”, Heute.at, September 2016

“ Breaking Through Milano: Personal Omar Hassan al M.A.C.”, Alessandro Rizzo, laMilano.it, September 2016

“This artist uses his boxing gloves to paint”, New York Post, September 2016

“Omar Hassan, the artist who paints-boxer punching the canvas”, Tgcom24, September 2016

“Artist gets out his boxing gloves to create”, Mail Online, Associated press, September “Big pictures of a big world”, The Daily Standard, September 2016

“AP Photos: Artist gets out his boxing gloves to create”, Antonio Calanni, The Daily Nonpareil online, September 2017

“Selfie ad Arte. Omar Hassan @MAC Milano”, Arts Life, October 2016

“Entertainment week in pictures: 25 Sept – 1Oct”, BBC News, October 2016

“This Artist Creates Impressive Paintings by Using his Boxing Gloves”, Design you Trust, October 106

“Hassan, the painter boxer: his performance to Mac with Saturnino”, CorriereTv Milano, October 2016

“Hassan, il pittore che fa ‘a pugni’ con l’arte: il risultato è incredibile”, Antonio Mora, Corriere della Sera Milano, October 2016

“Boxing, endurance and awareness in Omar Hassan’s new art exhibition ‘Breaking through’” Annie Felix, Papermag, November 2016

“Omar Hassan. Un artista che continua ad ‘andare oltre’”, Joshua Rowell, ArtStyle Magazine, December 2016

“Artist Omar Hassan and Boxing With Paint”, Artnet News, December 2016

“La mia arte è un match fra istinto e ragione”, Silvia Nava, Intervista Magazine, Winter

2015

“Omar, l’uomo che ‘prende a pugni’ I quadri”, Giusi Parisi, Giornale di Sicilia, April 2015

“Omar Hassan at ContiniArtUK”, Balasz Takac, Widewalls, April 2015

“The boxer who paints with punches”, Sport Magazine, April 2015

“Omar Hassan @ContiniArtUK Gallery London, video and interview, Luke Taylor, Real Clobber Magazine, April 2015

“Omar Hassan boxing clever at ContiniArtUk, Mark Westhall, Fad Magazine, April 2015

“Exclusive images from former boxer Omar Hassan’s Upcoming Exhibition”, James Tennent, Complex, April 2015

“Omar Hassan paints to punching away his pain”, Artsy Editorial, April 2015

“Breaking Through exhibition by Omar Hassan at ContiniArtUK on till 10th June 2015, Jermyn Street Journal, April 2015

“First UK exhibition of Omar Hassan’s work opens at ContiniArtUK”, ArtDaily, April 2015

“Omar Hassan. Breaking through”, Wall Street International, April 2015

2014

“Omar Hassan. Due di uno”, Ivan Quaroni, January 2014

“ ‘Dolce far nulla’ la panchina contemplativa con vista sulla valle”, Maria Egizia Fiaschetti, Corriere della Sera Milano, July 2014

2013

“Omar Hassan, Non solo Street Art”, Stefania Prandi, ArtStyle Magazine, December

2012

“Omar Hassan Playground”, Juxtapoz Art & Culture magazine, January 2012

“Bringing Colour to the Block”, Hooked Blog, March 2012

2011

“Omar Hassan”, Lo Stato dell’Arte 54th Venice Biennale Official Catalogue, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, 2011