HozanZangana was born in 1983 in Kirkuk. In 1998,at age fifteen, Hozan Zangana fled Kurdistan and applied for asylum in TheNetherlands. There he studied at the esteemed art and design universities Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Design Academy Eindhoven. HozanZangana’s singular heritage-based design practice has steadily evolved toinclude an ever-wider range of materials, techniques, collaborations, andcontexts. The works, inspired by language, traditions, and rituals, offer new life to ancientheritage; silent objects in a wounded world that encouragehuman connection.

Mo Veld