Tzion Abraham Hazan was born in 1986 in California. He immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of seven. He graduated from Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Israel in 2012.
His body of work employs the media of video and performance, and often includes elements of animation, architecture, music and graphic design.Hazan has recently exhibited his work in the Shift Festival for Electronic Arts in Basel, Switzerland; the Israeli Institute for Digital Art in Holon, Israel; Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea in Universita Sapienza di Roma, Italy; and the CCA Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv.
In April 2012, Hazan was selected by the Israeli magazine ‘Calcalist’ as the most promising young artist in the country. Hazan was also selected to exhibit his work at WEYA (World Event Young Artists), Nottingham, UK in September 2012.
As an individual brought up and educated in Israeli society, which gives the sovereign state a dominant presence, Hazan’s work began as a means of regaining personal sovereignty. Hazan contemplates the domineering elements of Israeli society, as they appear on the most mundane surfaces of daily city life. His work often manifests in the public domain as an action or performance. Frequently, the execution process leaves remnants of action in the physical urban setting.