Hassan Musa is born in Sudan, An Nuhud.
Hassan Musa graduates from the College of Fine Arts attached to the University of Science & Technology of Khartoum, Sudan.
Hassan Musa obtains a doctorate in Fine Art and Art History at the University of Montpellier.
Hassan Musa takes part in Modernity and Memories – 47th Biennial of Venice
2003 – 2006
H.Musa takes part in the exhibition “Looking both ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora”, curated by Laurie Ann Farrell. The exhibition showcases a selection of paintings, photography, sculpture and more by some of the leading and most promising artists of the African diaspora.
Exhibited at: the Museum for African Art, New York City; the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco.
2004 – 2007
H.Musa takes part in the exhibition “Africa Remix”. Curated by Simon Njami, along with a team of international curators, Africa Remix opened in 2004 at the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf. It then went on a three-year tour. More than 80 artists from 25 countries took part in this exhibition.
Exhibited at: the Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf; the Hayward Gallery, London; le Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Johannesburg Art Gallery; the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
H.Musa solo exhibition at the Fondation Blachere, Apt, France: “Des Tigres et des Peintres”.
H.Musa takes part in the exhibition “The Divine Comedy” curated by Simon Njami. Sixty artists from 22 African countries thematically explore The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, employing a broad range of artistic media such as painting, photography, sculpture, video works, installations, and performances.
Exhibited at: the Hayward Gallery, London; the National Gallery, Harare; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo Correr, Venice.
The Khartoum School: The Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan | Sharjah Art Foundation
Hassan Musa takes part in the exhibition “The Khartoum School: The Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan”. Held at the Sharjah Art Foundation, and curated by Salah Hassan as well as Sharjah Art Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, this exhibition is a major historical survey of the modernist art movement in Sudan, from the mid-20th century to the present.
Solo Show “Yo Mama” | Maia Muller Gallery
“Ernst Bloch would have been happy to meet Hassan Musa. He who, in the spirit of utopia, was upset already by the impotence in which human society was plunging. The hand of Hassan Musa has not stopped tinkering. The spirit of Hassan Musa has not forgotten the game. But to play, you must have that ironic distance that enables you to laugh at everything, but with anyone.[…]” (Simon Njami, 2015)
H.Musa takes part in the exhibition “Afriques Capitales” curated by Simon Njami and shown at La Villete, Paris & Lille.
H.Musa takes part in the exhibition “African Metropolis: An imaginary city” curated by Simon Njami and Elena Motisi, shown at the MAXXI (National Museum of Contemporary Art) in Rome (Italy).