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Hasko Hasko

Born in 1973 - Syrian Arab Republic

BIOGRAPHY

Hasko Hasko was born in 1973 in Alep in Syria. In 2000 he graduated from the Beaux-Arts Faculty of Damascus, with a specialization in oil painting.

The painter declared «Now with Syrian art increasingly gaining legitimacy on the international market, life is becoming easier and artists are gaining more respect. Before, we were considered as madmen. It is changing; now we are more and more respected as poets and producers».

The themes of his paintings are about nature, animals and mythical figures that are inspired from the Mesopotamian culture. They are mainly treated with acrylic painting or a mix of different techniques, using discreet colors.

In 2002, his work was showed in many individual and collective exhibitions in Syria and around the world, including in London, the United States, Iraq, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and in Turkey. However, in 2013 Hasko fled the war towards Turkey and, the following year travelled on a lifeboat across the Mediterranean, to reach Europe. He then finally arrived in Denmark, where he since lives as a refugee.

«A Perilous Journey», the project that tells the story of three Syrian refugees travelling to Europe (Of which one is Hasko's) was financed by the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, and was published as a comic strip by The Guardian and Aftenposten on the 12th of November 2015.

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EXHIBITIONS

Exposition

2014 Exhibition for Syrian Art sponsored by World Bank (Spring Meetings 2014
Washington, USA)
2014 Syrian Art auction 101 works of Art for Syrian Children Refugees, Beirut,
Liban Art 14 Londres,, Art on 56th Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
2013 Beirut Art Fair, Art on 56th, Beirut, Liban
2013 Colorful Legends by Young Wisdom, Art on 56th, Beirut
2013-2014 Summer Collective Exhibition, Art on 56th Gallery, Beirut, Liban
2013 Contemporary Istanbul, Art on 56th Gallery, Istanbul, Turquie
2012 Art 8 Gallery, Londres
2010 Kozah gallery, Damascus
2009 National museum, Damascus
2009 Free hand gallery, Damascus
2009 Contemporary art assembly, Istanbul
2009 Museum of modern art, Latakia
2009 French cultural center, Damascus
2009 Art 8 Gallery, Istanbul
2008 French cultural center, Damascus
2008 Al Markhiya gallery, Qatar
2008 Free hand gallery, Syrie
2007 Ayyam gallery, Syrie
2007 Mustafa Ali gallery, Damascus
2005 National museum, Aleppo
2004 French cultural center, Damascus
2004 National museum, Sulaymaniya, Iraq
2003 Sulaymaniya, Iraq
2003 Medea gallery, Iraq
2002 Ishtar gallery, Damascus
2002 Russian cultural center, Damascus
2001 Unesco, Beirut
2000 American cultural center, Damascus
1993 Abla gallery, Aleppo


Prix

2007 First prize at the Ayyam Gallery competition for Syrian Youth
2003 Fine arts award at the fourth exhibition for Syrian Youth
2001 Jury award at the second exhibition for Syrian Youth

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