ABOUT SAAD HAJO

Andependent Syrian-Swedish cartoonist and animator 

Born in Damascus 1968, based in Norrköping, Sweden, since 2005.

 

 Working more than two decades as editorial cartoonist. Published on a daily basis
mostly in Arabic or Arabic-speaking journals.

Published on Folkbladet newspaper, Norrköping, Sweden and Courrier International, Paris, France.

Held and/or participated in many international exhibitions.

 

AWARDS

 
EWK-AWARD WINNER, SWEDEN | 2015

The prize is named after the famous Swedish political cartoonist Ewert Karlsson 
and is given out by the EWK Society. 

 

JURY COMMITTEES

JURY MEMBER 

World Press Cartoon

Caldas Da Rainha in Portugal | 2018

 

JURY MEMBER 

Aydin Dogan Competition

International Cartoon Competition,

Istanbul in Turkey | 2004 

EXPERIENCE

 

ATTRACTIVE PROJECT, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm & Istanbul | 2017 - 2020

Worked as a coordinator in my capacity as an artist for questions concerning Syria and dialogue.

HAJO'S ANIMATION, Syria TV-channel, Istanbul | 2018

Worked as animator and producer, 30-seconds long daily animations.

First of its kind in the Middle East.

HEAD OF CARTOON DEPARTMENT, www.24.ae, United Arab Emirates | 2013 - 2017

Worked as Leadership, created the Cartoon Department from scratch and led and developed it for four years.

CARTOONIST, As-Safir, Beirut, Lebanon | 1995 - 2015

Daily cartoons for the newspaper.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria | 1989

BOOKS

TAKE A HAJO, TAKE A BREAK | 2020

Cartoons, printed in colour, bilingual captions Arabic-English.
 

SUDDKANTIG SATIR | 2017

Cartoons, printed in colour, bilingual captions Swedish.  

 

THE COUNTRY OF VIOLENCE IS MY COUNTRY  | 2009

Cartoons, printed in colour, bilingual captions Arabic.

Cartoonist and animator Saad Hajo by Sahar Burhan

SAID ABOUT HAJO

Riber Hansson, Swedish Cartoonist

ريبر هانسون، رسام كاريكاتور سويديّ

"The apparent simplicity of the drawings holds a subtle morality that sticks in the mind of the viewer and incorporate Saad Hajo’s pictures

into the eternal story of evil and good."

 "إنّ لبساطة الرسم الظّاهريّة لَمغزًى رهيفًا يعلق ببال الناظر ويُدرِجُ صُوَرَ سعد حاجو في حكاية الخير والشرّ الأزليّة."
 

Satire | Humor | Laughter                                                                                      سُخرية | فُكاهة | ضحِك

Saad Hajo © 2021