Seán Hannan (1986, NL/IE) his work is driven by a never-ending curiosity about the invisible and mysterious.

In search of leaked documents, whistleblower’s testimonies, and conspiracy theories, Hannan roams the domains of computer hackers, political influencers and agitators.The informational gems he finds are used as source materials for his projects, through which Hannan explores how alternative, speculative sources of information,
such as fake news and amateur journalism, affect our emotional well being.

His work embraces the infinite, murky stream of online information in all its complexity and intricacy, and creates a world where truth and fiction are now no longer at odds with one another, and where doubt always trumps certainty.

CV

 

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Selected Exhibitions ]

2021 ]

‘Deep Truth’
Rijksmuseum Twenthe
September 9th 2021 – januari 9th 2022
Lasondersingel 129 -131
Enschede, The Netherlands

‘Langstme’
SYB Triennial
Kunsthuis SYB
September 10th – September 19th 2021
Hoofdstraat 70, Beetsterzwaag
The Netherlands

TegenboschvanVreden gallery (annex),

Group show in the studio of Witte van Hulzen

and Sander Breure

June 17th - July 24th, 2021

Gieterstraat 57, Amsterdam

The Netherlands

2020 ]

‘Inside Black’
Arti et Amicitiae
September 5th – October 18th, 2020
Rokin 112, Amsterdam

 

‘Something to Believe in Something’
Tel Aviv Light Festival,
January 13th – Januari 16th, 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel

Progressive Web Application for smartphone
In collaboration with Reouth Keren
https://www.looktotherainbow.com/

2019 ]

BYOB @ Upstream Gallery Amsterdam
Saturday November 23
UPSTREAM Gallery
Kloveniersburgwal 95
1011 KB Amsterdam

‘Something to Believe in Something’
July 20th 2019, App-Launch and presentation
De Dokzaal
Plantage Doklaan 8 – 12,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘FWD: HOME’, Homesequence 2019
June 27th – June 30th, 2019
Albert Cuypstraat 125,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(Group show)

‘Saken van Staet en Oorlogh’
Kunsthuis SYB
Artist in Residence and exhibition
May 3rd – June 19th, 2019
Beesterzwaag, The Netherlands

2018 ]

‘Revolutions and Movements’
Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington D.C., USA
Curated by Ashley Tucker

‘Tell It Like It Is’
RU exhibition space
360 Court street, New York, USA
Curated by Juliana Steiner

2017 ]

‘A Minor State of Flux’
March 10th – April 15th 2017
Arti et Amicitiae
Rokin 112, Amsterdam
Curated by Seán Hannan and Steven van Grinsven

2016 ]

THÈÂTRE DE L’ABSURDE (PREQUEL)
July 23- August 27, 2016
i.c.w. Steven van Grinsven and Dr. David James Martin (UvA)
Group exhibition
Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘Unfair Amsterdam’
March 30th – April 3rd 2016
In collaboration with Steven van Grinsven
Art fair in “de Zuiveringshal – Westergasfabriek’
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jan van Eyck Academie
‘In Search of… Peripheral Practices’
Group exhibition
March 10th – April 8th, 2016
Academieplein 1, Maastricht
The Netherlands

Museum Flehite
‘In the Face of History’ – Part II – ‘De Context’
Februari 21st – May 1st 2016
Westsingel 50, Amersfoort
A group exhibition curated by Vincent van Velsen,
commissioned by Seán Hannan and Steven van Grinsven

 

Christie’s
‘Unfair Fundraiser Auction’
21st – 25th of Januari 2016
Cornelis Schuytstraat 57, Amsterdam

The Netherlands

2015 ]

{HMK} Hotel Maria Kapel
‘Blue Material’
Solo exhibition
October 24th – December 5th 2015
Korte achterstraat 2a, Hoorn

The Netherlands

Kreuzberg Pavillon
‘When Where You Want, Do What You Want’
Group exhibition
Naunynstrasse 53, Berlin

Germany
Curated by Marc van Kempen

‘Roses Are Red’
May 29th – July 30th
Solo Exhibition
project realised i.c.w. The City Council
Member of Culture of the municipality of Amersfoort

Stadhuisplein 1, Amersfoort

The Netherlands

Castrum Peregrini
‘exclude/include. Alternate Histories’
Group exhibition
April 24th – June 7th 2015,
Herengracht 401, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Curated by Vincent van Velsen

2014 ]

Tokonoma Apt.
‘The Keys To The Kingdom’
25th Oktober – 16 November 2014
Frankfurter Straße 58, Kassel

Germany
Curated by Jero van Nieuwkoop
In collaboration with Steven van Grinsven

Thomaskerk
‘Het verlangen naar een beeld (Longing for an Image)’
21st March – 20th April 2014
Prinses Irenestraat 36, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Curated by Julia Geerlings

2013 ]

Apice for artists
‘The Stuff Of Legend’
Solo exhibition
22nd June – 27th Juli 2013
Van Ostadestraat 259, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Grants and stipends ]

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, project grant 2010
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, project grant 2013
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, project grant 2014/15
Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, project grant 2015
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, project grant 2016/17
Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, project grant2016/17
Stichting Stokroos, project grant 2016/17
Stichting Niemijer Fonds, project grant 2018
Mondriaan Fonds, project grant and residency NYC 2018
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Professional development stipend 2018/19
Mondriaan fonds, stipend for established artists, 2020/24
Netherland-America Foundation, project grant 2020

Fund for the Creative Industry, project grant 2020

Residencies ]

Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands
October 1st – November 24th 2016
RU (Residency Unlimited), New York City, New York, USA
May 1st– July 31st2018
Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterswaag, The Netherlands
May 3rd – June 17th, 2019

Selected media and publications ]

2020] Publication 'Inside Black'

2018] Publication ‘Tell It Like It Is’
2018] Dutch Culture USA (consulate general), Interview on project and residency in NYC
2017] Het Parool, ‘A Minor State of Flux’, exhibition review
2016] Unfair, Art fair publication
2015] Metropolis M (Website), Blue Material, exhibition review
2015] Metropolis M (Website), Include/Exclude, exhibition review
2015] Het Parool, Include/Exclude – In the Face of History, exhibition review
2013] Mr. Motley (Website) ‘The Stuff Of Legend’, article on the exhibition
2012] Publication ‘ANYMOM’, CINVU magazine
2011] Gergiev festival, publication on the event
2009] Art Olive Young Talent Magazine, Publication on the exhibition
2009] NRC Handelsblad, article on Stand By Your Man “Met Kerstneus omhangen bij de dokwerker” July 21st 2009
2009] De Groene Amsterdammer, 7 kleine stappen, Article on group exhibition in Gallery Ronmandos Amsterdam
2009] AT5 Amsterdam, Showing of “Keep on rockin’ in the free world” on Rietveld TV, November 2009