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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.



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Selected Exhibitions ]

2022 ]

'When Things Are Beings' 

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

November 26th 2022 - April 10th 2023

Museumplein 10

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

'Promise You Will Sing About Me'


March 25th - March 27th, 2022

Kleine Spui

Amersfoort, The Netherlands 

2021 ]


'Gabrie’s Dream'

Sapir Art Gallery

December 30th – Januari 28th 2021-22

Road 232 M.A. Sha'ar Hanegev

Sderot, Israel

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

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

2019 ]

BYOB @ Upstream Gallery Amsterdam
Saturday November 23
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 ]

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


‘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

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

Curated by Jero van Nieuwkoop
In collaboration with Steven van Grinsven

‘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

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