Majid Adin

Iranian visual artist Majid Adin found the inspiration to draw again in the dome in Calais, and through the support of the Good Chance Ensemble, Majid won a competition to create the official music video for Elton John’s Rocket Man, brilliantly re-contextualising the lyrics as a refugee’s journey to Europe through his animation. 

Venice Biennale 2019

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A new exhibition at the Venice Biennale was announced by the UNHCR showcasing work by internationally acclaimed artists like Ai Wei Wei alongside five emerging artists from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast and Somalia who are also refugees. All artists are participating in the exhibition as part of a one-month residency in Venice funded by the UNHCR.

Majid’s ‘Rocket Man’ cartoon video of a family enduring a perilous journey over land and sea is being displayed. You can watch the video below.

Read about the exhibition and art festival here.

 

MAVERick Award Nomination 2018

Majid was nominated and shortlisted for the 2018 Groucho Maverick Award celebrating original, creative artwork that seeks to challenge the status quo.

Read about the nomination here.

 

House of Illustration Exhibition

Majid’s artwork was featured in the UK’s first ever exhibition exploring the refugee crisis through illustration.

Read about the exhibition here.


Majid now works at Blinkink Productions in London and has received multiple high profile commissions including for Help Refugees and for the West End transfer of The Jungle

You can read more from Majid here.