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Zaha Hadid

Iraqi-British, 1950–2016

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Zaha Hadid

Iraqi-British, 1950–2016

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Zaha Hadid was a prolific and visionary architect and designer, as well as the only female recipient of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture since its 1979 inception. Hadid’s structures are famous for their use of fragmented geometry and multiple entry points such that the building looks different from different perspectives. She once explained: “It’s all about promenading, being able to pause, to look out, look above, look sideways.” Hadid, who had a background in mathematics, studied at the Architectural Association in London, which is famous for its rejection of post-modern styles of architecture in favor of classic modernism. There, she worked under Elia Zenghelis and Rem Koolhaas, the latter of whom would become her first employer.

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Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Istanbul Biennial
Biography

Zaha Hadid was a prolific and visionary architect and designer, as well as the only female recipient of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture since its 1979 inception. Hadid’s structures are famous for their use of fragmented geometry and multiple entry points such that the building looks different from different perspectives. She once explained: “It’s all about promenading, being able to pause, to look out, look above, look sideways.” Hadid, who had a background in mathematics, studied at the Architectural Association in London, which is famous for its rejection of post-modern styles of architecture in favor of classic modernism. There, she worked under Elia Zenghelis and Rem Koolhaas, the latter of whom would become her first employer.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial
Shows Featuring Zaha Hadid
Articles Featuring Zaha Hadid
6 Breathtaking Zaha Hadid Designs in Faraway Places
Sep 24th, 2018
6 Breathtaking Zaha Hadid Designs in Faraway Places
MoMA Took a Stand against Trump’s Immigration Ban. Here’s What New Yorkers Had to Say
Feb 7th, 2017
MoMA Took a Stand against Trump’s Immigration Ban. Here’s What New Yorkers Had to Say
The Artists We Lost in 2016
Dec 21st, 2016
The Artists We Lost in 2016
What Zaha Hadid’s Retrospective Says about the Future of Her Practice
Jun 7th, 2016
What Zaha Hadid’s Retrospective Says about the Future of Her Practice
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