Alexander Hahn


Member Since April 2, 2008

Hahn's electronic media work addresses the luminous image as a technological metaphor for memory and dream, its fleeting existence oscillating between lighting up and blanking out, between sensory presence and mental apparition.

Born in Rapperswil/Switzerland in 1954 | lives and works in New York, author of videos, installations + computer prints | subject of many solo exhibitions, e.g: Harvestworks, New York (2012), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2008), Kunstmuseum Solothurn/Switzerland (2007), Museum der Moderne, Salzburg/Austria (2007), Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara/Italy (2007), Musee Jenisch, Vevey/Switzerland (2002), Kunstmuseum Bern/Switzerland (1997), International Center of Photography, New York (1996), Kunsthaus Zurich/Switzerland (1995), Galeria Foksal, Warsaw/Poland (1996), DAAD Galerie, Berlin/Germany (1994) | Select awards: New York State Council on the Arts Grant (2008), Zurich Work Award (2007), Swiss Federal Grant (1993), World Wide Video Festival Installation Award, The Hague/The Netherlands (1992), Festival International du Jeune Video Grand Prix, Montreal/Canada (1992), DAAD Berlin Fellow (1992), Work of Excellence, Tokyo Video Festival (1990)