ARIEL HASSAN

Ariel Hassan

ARIEL HASSAN

b. 1977, Argentina

Lives and works between Germany and Australia.

Ariel Hassan was born in Argentina in 1977. He has held solo exhibitions in Australia, Spain, Singapore and China. Group exhibitions include the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2012); Art Stage Singapore–project space (Greenaway Art Gallery), Singapore (2011); Australian Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo, China (2010); Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2008); Uneasy – Recent South Australian Art,  Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide (2008)

http://arielhassan.com/

Immersed in a process that is both conceptual and material, Ariel Hassan has at the core of his work a simple procedure – a small quantity of different coloured paints are poured and allowed to run together on small panes of glass. In a vivid demonstration of the beauty of fluid mechanics, the different colours remain intact to a certain degree, and swirl around each other creating unpredictable patterns on both the macroscopic and microscopic level. Hassan later scans selected areas of these abstract images and manipulates the colour and composition in a computer. A print is produced which he painstakingly copies onto a large canvas with paint and brush. This hand-made painting is a crucial stage since it not only results in unexpected details and divergences from the print but also adds a human texture and an aura of authenticity, even mystery.

-Imant Tillers on Ariel Hassan

 

TRANSLATION
2019
TRAGEDY OF EQUALITY
VOID +
2018
MAKING ALL THINGS EQUAL
2016
Ariel Hassan: CAPITULATION OF DISCOURSE, 2014, installation view
CAPITULATION OF DISCOURSE
2014
Ariel Hassan: About Madness, painting #4, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 137 x 101.5 cm
ABOUT MADNESS
2012
TODAY ALL YOUR PLANS ARE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL
2010
Ariel Hassan: HFV Project, 2008, installation view
A FEW PEOPLE LAUGHED, A FEW PEOPLE CRIED, MOST PEOPLE WERE SILENT
2008
Ariel Hassan: BC, 2006
TBMKF SERIES
2004 - 2009
Ariel Hassan: internalriots, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
ELECTROFLUIDS SERIES
2001 - 2003
Ariel Hassan: installation view at Melbourne Art Fair 2010
MISCELLANEOUS

BIOGRAPHY

1977

Born, Argentina

Currently

lives & works between Australia and Germany 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

 Translation, GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide

2018

 Tragedy of Equality [Act 1], Void+, Japan

2016

 Making All Things Equal, GAGPROJECTS

2014

 Capitulation of Discourse, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

2013

Traces and Determinants, Aura Gallery, Beijing

2012

About Madness, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia 

2011

About Madness, Aura Gallery, Beijing, China 

2011

Project space, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore. 

2010

Today all your plans are going to be successful!,Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.

2008

A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia. 

2006

Internal Relationships, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia. 

2003

Shields, Convento de Santo Domingo de Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Personal Structures: Crossing Borders [collaborative work with Felix Larreta], Palazzo Bembo, as part of the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Recent acquisitions, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
CACSA Contemporary 2015, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, University of South Australia
Art Taipei, Taiwan [Aura Gallery]

2014

Pencil/Line/Eraser, Carroll/Fletcher, London UK
Melbourne Art Fair (GAGPROJECTS)
Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE (GAGPROJECTS)

2013

ex URBAN SCREENS Light box project, Frankston, Melbourne
Unsettled, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Dubai, Dubai (GAGPROJECTS)
India Art Fair, New Delhi, India (Greenaway Art Gallery)

2012-13

Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India

2012

Art Stage Singapore, Singapore (Greenaway Art Gallery)

2011

SH Contemporary (Aura Gallery and Greenaway Art Gallery), Shanghai, China
Swordsman, Aura Gallery, Beijing, China

2010

The New New, CACSA, curated by Alan Cruikshank/Peter McKay, Adelaide, Australia
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, [GAG], Australia
Australian Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo, China

2008

Primavera 08, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Redlands School, Sydney, Australia
Scope Basel Art Fair, Switzerland (Greenaway Art Gallery stand)
Uneasy, curated by Timothy Morrell, Samstag Museum, University of SA, Adelaide, Australia

2007

'Della Pittura Digitalis – Painting and the digital momentum', curated by Paco Barragan. Caprice Horn Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Meet and Greet, Downtown Art Space, Adelaide 

2006

Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014    Mani, Sajan, Kochi Biennale Foundation, DC Books, pp. 148 – 155, for Kochi Muziris Biennale 2012
2012    Special Correspondant, ‘Art shows develop global culture’ THE HINDU-India November 16, 2012
2012    Mani, Sajan, Deconstructing Abstraction-HFV-project, Malayalam Manorama,India,Nov 29th, 2012
2012    Galan, Fernado (editor), Work and Words-Ariel Hassan, Art es, issue 50 2012 pg 84-85
2012    Slade, L, Critics Choice, Ariel Hassan, Australian Art Collector Issue 61,2012 pg 151
2012    Radok, S, 'A Little Madness To Be Free', The Adelaide Review, issue 386, April 2012, pg. 32-33
2012    O'Brian, D, 'About Madness', DB Magazine, ed #543, Adelaide, Australia.
2012    Morell, T, 'What Now?', Australian Art Collector, No 59, pg. 102-103, NSW, Australia.
2011    Tillers, I, 'Images Of Flow', catalogue essay, GAG, Australia
2011    Wu, Y, 'Ariel Hassan About Madness', Hi Art magazine, issue 12, pp138-139, Beijing, China.
2011    Croggon, N, 'Absurdity and Ambiguity', Ariel Hassan | About Madness, published by GAGPROJECTS.
2011    Benschop, J, 'Azië aan zet', KUNSTBEELD magazine, N0 3 - 2011, pg. 54-57, Amsterdam
2011    Harms, L, 'Ariel Hassan', Feltspace Gold: A survey of Emerging Contemporary Art, pp56-59
2010    Sperou. N, 'Confluent Forms - Ariel Hassan: Recent Work', Artlink Magazine, Vol. 30, No 4, pg.40-43
2010    Artist statement, 'The New New', CACSA Constemporary 2010, pg. 23, Adelaide, Australia.
2010    Greenaway OAM, Paul, 'Exhibition Notes, February 2010', catalogue essay, GAG, Australia.
2010    Lane, S, 'Today All your Plans Are Going To Be Successful!', catalogue essay, GAG, Australia.
2008    Mathews, H, 'Primavera 08 - Exhibition of Young Australian Artists', pg. 26-29, MCA, Sydney
2008    Dunt, N, 'A Few People Laughed, A Few People Cried, Most People Where Silent', DB Magazine
2008    Morell, T, 'Uneasy - Recent South Australian Art', pg. 34-35, Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia
2006    Walker, W, 'Ariel Hassan: Internal Relationships', Contemporary Magazine, issue 84, pg. 71, London,
2006    North, I, 'Subjective Satelite', catalogue essay, GAG, Australia
2003    Zaya, A, 'Los Escudos De Las Sombras', exhibition essay, Spain.

 

COLLECTIONS

Artbank, NSW, Australia,
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide,
French National Collection,
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,
Shandong Provincial Government Collection, China,
Veoila Collection, Sydney

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