Hassan Darsi was born in 1961 in Casablanca.
After studying at the art plastic school in Mons, Belgium, he came back to Morocco in 1989.
In 1995 he founded the project La Source du Lion, a studio for artists. Since 1999, Hassan Darsi works with gilding; he covers objects such as dolls, chairs, televisions, tanks, teeth with his favorite material: gold colored adhesive.
Hassan Darsi developed during 20 years a varied production: photography, installations, sculptures, interventions in public space, models, performances, movies and participating projects involving dance, poetry, architecture, … His work is characterized by its complexity and by the link that each work, each object, each series have with different, political, social, cultural contexts. He is nourished by the utopia of a total art work, which can be explained by the multiplicity of disciplines in creation, in history, in philosophy, in politic. He
His works can be found, among others in the collection of Georges Pompidou Center (France), Zorlu Center (Turkey) and the Regional Founds of Contemporary Art of Champagne-Ardenne (France). His work takes the opposite position to a globalized art and always takes its place in precise context and contemporary realities.
Hassan Darsi currently lives and works in Casablanca.