Claydon was born in London. He has performed and shown work internationally in exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Art Basel in Switzerland, Kunstverein fr die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Dsseldorf and Portikus in Frankfurt am Main.
Claydon was also a member of the now defunct electronica band Add N to (X). In 2005, Claydon had a cameo appearance in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as a member of the band The Weird Sisters.
Hotel Gallery, London
flipside exterior at Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
Galerie Buchholtz, Cologne
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (individual exhibition)
"Alles. In einer Nacht", Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
"Teil 1 Mllberg", Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
"Katze, Clown, Roboter", Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg (individual exhibition)
"Metropolitan", Galerie Karin Guenther / Galerie Jrgen Becker, Hamburg
Galerie Borgmann-Nathusius, Cologne
"Neue Kunst in Hamburg", Kunsthaus Hamburg
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Kln (individual exhibition)
"Titles for Drawings", AC Project Room, New York
"Akademie Isotrop", Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
"Akademie Isotrop", Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
"El Nino", Museum Abteiberg, Mnchengladbach
Reality Investment, Ulm
"Akademie Isotrop", Knstlerhaus Stuttgart
Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg (individual exhibition)
"Austerlitz Autrement", Espace Austerlitz, Paris for Galerie Daniel Buchholz (individual exhibition)
"Glockengeschrei nach Deutz", Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Hajjaj's work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the British Museum, London; the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC; the Newark Museum, New Jersey; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Farjam Collection, Dubai; Institut des Cultures dIslam, Paris; Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia; and Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA.
Hajjaj was the winner of the 2011 Sovereign Middle East and African Art Prize and was shortlisted for Victoria & Albert Museum's Jameel Prize in 2009. In 2013, Rose Issa Projects published a monograph of the artist exploring his upbringing in Morocco and London, his experiences in fashion and interior design, and his adventures in the music industry influence the vibrant colours, joyful spirit, and visual rhythm of his highly sought-after images.
Hajjaj's first feature-length film, Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl, premiered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May 2015. The film takes viewers into the world of one Hajjajs most iconic series, Kesh Angels, depicting the henna girls of Marrakesh.
Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars was exhibited at the Memphis Brooks Museum in 2016. The film was shown at Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland in June 2015, curated by Cairo-based film curator and lecturer Maxa Zoller.