30 April - 3 May 2010
The Merchandise Mart (7th floor)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago IL 60654
Private Preview: Thursday, April 30 (6 -9pm)
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of photos and videos by Adad Hannah at NEXT 2010 (Chicago) from April 29 – May 3, 2010.
Now in its third edition, NEXT 2010 is a showcase for the art world’s emerging talents taking place alongside Art Chicago, part of Artropolis, the largest, most important art event in the Midwest. NEXT will include works from commercial and non‐commercial galleries, project spaces, art publications and key private contemporary collections from around the world. NEXT is committed to integrating innovative programming, exhibitions, and special events into the fair, by way of artist talks, panel discussions and performances in the NEXT Talk Shop.
The gallery is excited to return to the fair in 2010 after a hiatus in 2009. As participation in NEXT is by invitation only, the gallery is proud to have been chosen by Curatorial Director Ken Tyburski as one of a select number of commercial galleries to show in the fair. For this year’s exhibition, will re-create, in a condensed form, Adad Hannah’s 2009 exhibition at the gallery Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House).
For information on hours of operation and tickets as well as general information on NEXT please visit the fair's website at:
Born in New York in 1971, Adad Hannah lives and works in Montreal. Since 2001 he 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 (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 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.
His website is: www.adadhannah.com