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.
LAST SOLO EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS
Thinking outside the Box, workshop, Sweden | 2022
A lecture and workshop aimed at individuals and groups
working in associations, organizations, schools and
offices where the rules and regulations must be followed.
Working for a long period in a routine and careful way
makes you a bit blind at home and can lose control
Out of the Box, Sweden | 2022
An contemporary art satirical exhibition, interactive experiences
Installation | illustration | animation
Galleri Kameleont, Norrköping
Dalarna Museum, Falun
SOLD- between solidarity and soldiers, Sweden | 2022
Saritical art that reflects on the war in Ukraine.
An exhibition on
Campus Norrköping, LiU. June-August
Stadsbiblioteket ( The city library ) Norrköping. September-October
3RD PRIZE WINNER, ITALY| 2022
The 9th. International Caneva Ride Award.
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.
Caldas Da Rainha in Portugal | 2018
International Cartoon Competition,
Istanbul in Turkey | 2004
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.
UNIVERSITY OF ARTS, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria | 1989
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.
SAID ABOUT HAJO
"Hajo is one of the most idea-wise cartoonsits in the country, he likes to portray and philosophize about what it really means to think outside the box? Hajo twists and turns the field of vision and always comes up with some new and exciting perspective.''
"يعُتبر حاجو من أكثر رسّامي الكاريكاتور حِكمةً في البلاد، فهو مُغرَم بتشكيل وفلسفة ما يعنيه حقًا التفكير خارج الصندوق؟ يُغيّر حاجو مجال الرؤية ويبدّله ويخرُج دائمًا بمنظور جديد ومثير."
"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."
Riber Hansson, Swedish Cartoonist
كريستر فيلمان، صحفي سويديّ، صحيفة نورشوبنغ
Christer Fällman, Swedish Journalist, NT(Norrköping newspaper)
ريبر هانسون، رسام كاريكاتور سويديّ