23 November 2020


60% UK Museums Facing Permanent Closure – Banksy vs The Bicycle Thief – Zaha Hadid Estate Settled

Museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK are facing a crisis due to the impact of Covid-19, with six in ten (60%) surveyed worried about their survival.

15 January 2017

Cool Britannia Zaha Hadid’s Brit Awards Trophy Unveiled In 3D

The Brit Awards trophy design is always a highly anticipated event by the press and public, as it is usually designed by a well-known artist or industry creative. This year is no exception but usually, the artist is living. The 2017 edition has been designed by the late Iraqi-born British architect Dame Zaha Hadid, who died suddenly last March aged 65 of a heart attack while visiting Florida.

12 December 2016

Zaha Hadid Paintings and Drawings Exhibition Opens At London’s Serpentine Gallery

The Late Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid is honoured with a new solo exhibition of paintings and drawings at London’s Serpentine Gallery. Hadid is regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture was ground-breaking and innovative.

23 November 2016


Quiz – Zaha Hadid

Test your knowledge of architect/designer Zaha Hadid

23 August 2016


Zaha Hadid Solo Exhibition To Be Mounted At Serpentine In December

A solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and digital works by the late British/Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid is to be mounted at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery in December (8 December-12 February 2017). Hadid presented the first annual summer pavilion in 2000 and designed the extension for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in 2013. Paintings and drawings linked to […]

25 May 2016


Kurt Schwitters Exhibition Opens New Zaha Hadid Designed Gallery In Zurich

Kurt Schwitters: Merz is a major new retrospective exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich that builds and expands on the gallery’s five decade long exhibition history with the artist, bringing together a selection of seventy works across all media. These include key works of each period, some of which have been especially loaned from significant collections. Kurt Schwitters: Merz is to be presented in a […]

5 February 2016


Dame Zaha Hadid Awarded RIBA Royal Gold Medal For Architecture

Dame Zaha Hadid has been awarded the Royal Gold Medal for architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects in recognition for her achievement as a leading architect. It is the first time a woman has been given this major prize. “I’m very proud to be the first woman to receive the honour in my own […]

12 September 2014


Zaha Hadid Selected For London Science Museum Extension

Zaha Hadid architects have been selected by The London Science Museum to design their new Mathematics gallery as part of the Museum’s plan to redevelop a third of the museum over the next five years, which is being financed by a £5 million donation from science philanthropists David and Claudia Harding. The David and Claudia […]

24 August 2014


Zaha Hadid Sues New York Review of Books For Defamation

The Iraqi born British architect Zaha Hadid has filed a lawsuit for defamation against the New York Review of Books. She is also suing the architecture critic Martin Filler for a review written about her work. The attack on Ms Hadid was conducted in a review of the British journalist Rowan Moore’s new book titled […]

31 July 2013


Zaha Hadid’s Sackler Gallery At Serpentine To Open In September

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery a former 1805 gunpowder store, located five minutes walk from the Serpentine Gallery on the north side of the Serpentine Bridge. With 900 square metres of new gallery, restaurant and social space, is set to open in September. This will be the Serpentine’s second space in Kensington Gardens and a new […]

20 July 2013


Zaha Hadid Shortlisted For Best New International Building RIBA Prize

The prestigious 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize shortlist has been revealed for the best international building. The announcement came Thursday 18 July. Three exceptional projects were nominated two in South East Asia and one in the USA, which will be considered for the prize presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA). The 2013 RIBA […]

10 July 2013


London’s Design Museum Sells Thames Building To Dame Zaha Hadid

The Design Museum in London has announced the sale of its current building at Shad Thames to Dame Zaha Hadid Architects. Hadid is best known as the architect of the Olympic aquatic centre as well as many other global projects. The sale is the next step in the Design Museum’s journey to relocate to the former […]

3 July 2013


ICA Takes A journey Through London’s Subculture 1980 To Present

The ICA has announced a major new off-site project at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London as part of a series of events this summer, which started with Glastonbury Festival. A journey through London’s subculture: 1980s to Now illustrates a perceived thread of creativity between the post-punk era and the present day – a legacy […]

26 March 2013


RCA Secret Postcard Sale Nets £111,000 For College Bursary Fund

This year’s RCA post card sale has netted a grand total of £111,000 for the college’s hardship and bursary fund. This year’s event  saw people queuing for days with an encampment of over 50 tents which provided shelter for the unprecedented cold March weather. Postcards by well known artists such as, Paula Rego, Julian Opie […]

5 February 2013


New Zaha Hadid Middle East Centre in Oxford Breaks Ground

The Iraqi born British architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, was in Oxford last week to mark the start of work on a building she has designed for the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College. Hadid who was recently made a dame for her services to architecture is known for her inventive and curvaceous style. The […]

6 January 2013


Zaha Hadid Building Complex Knocked Off By Chinese Rival

The Chinese are notorious for their knock off designer bags and pirated DVDs. They have even set up an Apple Store which physically replicates the most minute details of a real one. Now the firm of architects, Meiquan 22nd Century have plagiarised The Wangjing Soho building complex, described as “a beacon along the way to […]

10 September 2012


Common Ground The Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 – Review

London Gallerist Joanne Shurvell takes a look at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Britain’s David Chipperfield  – ArtLyst exclusive report.The world’s most impressive showcase of architecture opened last week in Venice and runs until 25 November.  Common Ground, the 13th international Architecture Biennale, is, as the title suggests, about collaboration between architects and […]

24 August 2012



Well known artists, architects and designers will take to the streets of London’s West End to create artworks for a high profile charity auction and exhibition, as part of the 10×10 Drawing Weekend, on the 15th and 16th September 2012. Fashion designer Paul Smith, artists Jake & Dinos Chapman, architect Dame Zaha Hadid, and design […]

15 March 2012


Art By Kids Competes With Damien Hirst At London Gallery

Kenny Schachter presents artworks by kids and family friends alongside that of Hirst, Condo, and Hadid Gallerist Kenny Schachter has put together your average exhibition of blue chip artists – Damien Hirst, George Condo, Zaha Hadid and Keith Tyson –, but with one major difference: the show also includes artwork made by himself,  his four […]

6 February 2012


Zaha Hadid To Design Iraq Central Bank

Zaha Hadid the London based Iraqi  architect has joined H.E. Dr Sinan Al‐Shabibi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) at a ceremony to sign the agreement between the CBI and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) for the commissioning of the design stages of the new CBI Headquarters building. The ceremony was hosted by […]

3 October 2011


Zaha Hadid Wins Stirling Prize Again

Cutting Edge Architect scoops second consecutive award For the second year running Zaha Hadid Architects have won the RIBA Stirling Prize; last year winning for her design for the  MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome. The presentation took place on Saturday 1 October at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.  The building a […]

20 September 2011


Ron Arad Scoops London Design Medal 2011

One of the worlds most prestigious awards in the area of design,the ‘London Design Medal’ 2011 was presented by Swarovski to Ron Arad at a dinner held in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral last night. The Tel Aviv born designer said, “Thank you London! I couldn’t imagine doing whatever I’m doing anywhere else in […]

10 June 2011


Zaha Hadid Launches New Riverside Museum Glasgow

The Clyde and the city of Glasgow have always been intertwined when it comes to historical development. Once leaders in shipbuilding now more people are employed in the arts than in this once integral occupation. The rivers architectural  heritage is a unique legacy with the site situated where the Kelvin flows into the Clyde. Hadid’s […]

12 May 2011


Leading Artists Donate Work to Benefit Serpentine Gallery

Sotheby’s has announced that an auction will take place in June to benefit the new building plans at the Serpentine Gallery. It will take place on June 30. The event will offer 46 works donated by leading contemporary artists, some with connections to the gallery. The Serpentine Gallery’s new Sackler Gallery will open in 2012 […]

3 April 2011


Zaha Hadid Design Rejected in Eleventh Hour U-Turn

South of California’s state capital Sacramento, in the small town of Elk Grove (population 153,000) controversy is brewing. It all surrounds the commissioning of a civic centre by the highly acclaimed British/Iraqi born architect Zaha Hadid . It began eleven years ago, when the City Council launched an international design competition for a contemporary civic […]

1 November 2010


New Serpentine Gallery Building For 2012

The Serpentine Gallery along with the Royal Parks have agreed to a contract for a new venue in Kensington Gardens. This will work along side the already existing Serpentine building. It is rumored that Zaha Hadid, winner of this year’s Riba Stirling prize is to renovate the existing ‘Magazine’ building to create a new and […]