Adad Hannah was born in New York in 1971, spent his childhood in Israel and England, and moved to Vancouver in the early 1980’s. He lives and works between Montreal and Vancouver.
He has exhibited at the Samsung LEEUM Museum (Seoul 2011), Prague Biennial 5 (2011), Museo de Bellas Artes (Santiago, Chile 2011), 5th International Video Art Biennial at the Israeli Centre for Digital Art (Holon 2011), Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa 2011), National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest 2011), Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney 2010), Liverpool Biennial (2010), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2010), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (currently on view), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2008, 2009), Zendai MoMA, Shanghai (2009), Galerie Thomas Shulte (Berlin, 2008, curated by Christopher Eamon), Ke Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai 2008), the Vancouver Art Gallery (2007), 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 has recently finished shooting projects in London, Calais, Russia, and Seoul. A body of videos and photographs was produced in collaboration with the Prado Museum in Madrid, a site-specific work was commissioned for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and a work was produced with five sets of identical twins for the Vancouver Art Gallery.
In 2009 he won the Canada Council for the Arts' Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding mid-career artists.
He has been nominated three times for the Sobey Art Award.
Selected public collections:
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada.
LEEUM Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada.
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Quebec City.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada.
Ke Center for Centemporary Art, Shanghai, China.
SSamzie Collection, Seoul, South Korea.
Zacheta Lower Silesian Society for the Fine Arts Encouragement in Wroclaw, Poland.
Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Quebec.
Surrey Art Gallery, Canada.
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The Canada Council Art Bank / La Banque d'oeuvres d'art du Conseil des Arts du Canada. Foreign Affairs Canada La collection Prêt d’œuvres d’art du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Adad Hannah is represented by the following galleries:
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal.
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver.