BIOGRAPHY

Born in New York in 1971, lives and works in Montreal. Since 2001 Adad Hannah has been working on his series Stills consisting of silent videos that exist at the intersection of performance, photography, and video. Based on the 19th-century practice of tableaux vivants, Hannah’s videos, photographs, and installations look at how we perform as spectators, and how our gaze can be a constructive one as we try to make sense of ourselves and the world around us.

He has exhibited at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2008), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2008), Zendai MoMA, Shanghai (2009), Ke Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai 2008), the Vancouver Art Gallery (2007), the National Gallery of Canada (2011, 2006), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham 2006), the 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2006), Casa Encendida (Madrid 2006) and Viper Basel (2004). In 2004 he won the Toronto Images Festival Installation/New Media Award, and the Bogdanka Poznanovic Award at Videomedeja 8. His work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the B.C Arts Council, the Vancouver Foundation/Contemporary Art Gallery, the Quebec Delegations and Canadian Embassies in Madrid, Seoul, and New York. He has produced works at museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Rodin Gallery (Seoul), and the Prado Museum (Madrid).

Hannah’s work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Ke Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), BMO Financial Group and the Royal Bank of Canada.




HIGHLIGHTS
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All Is Vanity BMO   Single Channel view

All Is Vanity, 2009, video installation, variable dimensions
installation view at the BMO Project Room (Toronto)
 
Earthly Delights, 2008, HD video, 7:05 min, installation view
as part of Single Channel, Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin),
curated by Christopher Eamon, Sept. 2008
     
Triennale view   Two Mirrors

Works from the Prado Series, installation view during The Québec
Triennial
, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 2008
 
Two Mirrors, 2008, HD video, 6:35 min., produced in collaboration
with the Museo del Prado, collection of the Musée d'art
contemporain de Montréal and RBC Financial Group
     
On Location   Burghers

On Location, 2008, c-print, 102 x 136 cm, produced in
collaboration with the Museo del Prado, collection of the Musée
d'art contemporain de Montréal and McCarthy Tétrault (Toronto)
 
Burghers of Seoul, 2006, two-channel video installation,
variable dimensions, installation view at the Leonard and Bina
Ellen Art Gallery (Montreal) as part of Le Mois de la Photo 2007
     
Internal Logic   AH

Internal Logic: Camping, 2007, live performance with five sets
of identical twins performed at the Vancouver Art Gallery
 
Cuba Still (Remake), 2005. six-channel video installation, variable
dimensions, installation view at the National Gallery of Canada,
collection of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal




WORKS FOR SALE
For a current list of works in inventory please consult the links below or contact us

Unwrapping Rodin series
Traces series
Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House)
series
All Is Vanity series
Prado Project series
Other works


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PFOAC EXHIBITIONS
May 2014 - "Marc Audette and Adad Hannah" (group), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Toronto
February 2013 - "Recent Work" (solo) at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2012 - "PAPIER 12" (collaboration with Denys Arcand), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
February 2012- "Adad Hannah: Unwrapping Rodin" (solo), at Centre Space, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Toronto
December 2011 - "AQUA Art Miami" (collaboration with Denys Arcand), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
September 2011 - "The Russians" (solo), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
July 2011 - "Corporel" (group), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

December 2010 - "AQUA Art Miami" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2010 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
June 2010 - "Looking Back" (group show). at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2010 - "NEXT" - the invitational exhibition of emerging art (Chicago), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth (solo)
December 2009 - "Fluid Boundaries" (group), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2009 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth (solo spaces project)
October 2009 - "Raft of the Medusa" (100 Mile House) duo with Marc Audette at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
March 2009 - "Pulse New York" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
December 2008 - "Photo Miami" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2008 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
May 2008 - "LOOP video art fair" (solo) Barcelona, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
May 2008 - "Reflections" (solo), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
December 2007 - "Photo Miami" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2007 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2007 - "Show Off" (group) Paris (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
May 2007 - "LOOP video art fair" (solo) Barcelona, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
February 2007 - "DiVA" New York (solo), presented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
September 2006 - "Paul Butler's Collage Party " (group), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain




LINKS
Marie-Ève Charron. "Se ressembler" Le Devoir (in French)
Eric Clément. "Denys Arcand et Adad Hannah feront Big Bang au MBAM" La Presse (in French)
PDF version
of the brochure published for "Masterpieces in Motion," solo exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2010)
Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin. "The Medium is Not the Message: Adad Hannah"PBS Art21, 21 September 2010 (blog)
Mark Clintberg. "Adad Hannah: Masterpiece Theatre" Canadian Art Fall 2009
Richard Rhodes. "Top Ten Exhibitions of 2008" Canadian Art (online) Jan, 2009 (scroll down)
Interview with Adad Hannah during his participation in the Québec Triennial (2008) at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (YouTube)
"Adad Hannah: Mirrors that Conceal" Canadian Art (web) 4 June 2008
"Ways of Thinking" exhibition overview of Recast and Reshoot, presented at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Galery during Le Mois de la Photo 2007
Andrea Carson. "Adad Hannah Speaks!" (interview) View on Canadian Art (blog) 11 October 2007
Tim McKeough. "Straight to Video" enRoute magazine 1 August 2007
Interview in Flasher.com with Adad Hannah (YouTube): Part I , Part II , Part III



ARTIST'S C.V.
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