Zaha Hadid

This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition of paintings and the rarely seen drawings of the pioneering and visionary architect Zaha Hadid. The exhibition will take place in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, an extension completed in 2013 and one of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first permanent buildings in central London.

Art Exhibition previously on at Serpentine Galleries in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Thursday 08 December 2016 to Sunday 12 February 2017

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Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) is widely regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture cannot be overstated. She was also an accomplished artist and highly skilled calligrapher, influenced by Malevich, Tatlin and Rodchenko. In this exhibition, first conceived with the artist before her passing, Serpentine Galleries present her rarely seen paintings, and drawings – including calligraphy drawings which would later be transformed into architecture – all of which echo the lightness and weightlessness of her buildings.

The Serpentine has had a long relationship with Hadid, beginning in 1996 when she joined as a Trustee of the Gallery. Her first structure in London was the inaugural Serpentine Pavilion in 2000. It was followed by an installation, Lilas, in 2007. She participated in Serpentine Marathons in 2006 and 2013.