Blog / Pulse Prize: Hassan Hajjaj

Posted By Wendy Hower

hassanagainCongratulations to Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj, who was awarded the 2014 Pulse Prize at this year’s Pulse New York art fair. He was selected by the fair’s invitational jury, including Kathy Battista (director of contemporary art at Sotheby’s Institute), Paddy Johnson (founder of Art F City), Julia Kaganskiy (director of the New Museum’s NEW INC.) and Alive Gray Stites (museum director and chief curator for 21c Museum Hotels). The Nasher Museum recently acquired this beautiful work this year after Hajjaj’s first solo show in the United States (read a review from NY Times writer Roberta Smith).

Special thanks to Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.

IMAGE: Hassan Hajjaj, Nisrin (detail), 2010/1431. Metallic Lambda print on 3mm white Dibond, painted wood and aluminum cans; 53 1/2 × 36 3/4 inches (135.9 × 93.4 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Museum purchase, 2014.1.1. © Hassan Hajjaj.

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