Alexander Hahn
Since 2008
post@alexanderhahn.com
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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BIO
The electronic media art of Alexander Hahn explores the evolution of moments from event to memory, to forgetting, and to fiction. Recorded on a variety of openly wielded and concealed cameras, the works reflect a deeply personal look at a society obsessed with recording and archiving everything.

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)
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NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL presents ALEXANDER HAHN • INDIAN RECORDS


Dates:
Fri Jun 21, 2013 19:00 - Fri Jun 21, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

New videos produced during Alex Hahn's recent Pro Helvetia artist residency in India, including the US premiere of "Antloop” and other singular acts. Recorded on a variety of openly wielded and concealed cameras, the pieces reflect a deeply personal look at a society obsessed with recording and archiving everything.


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Bringing Things to a Standstill


Dates:
Fri Dec 28, 2012 18:00 - Fri Dec 28, 2012

Location:
New Delhi, India

Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council invite you to

Bringing Things to a Standstill
A presentation by electronic media artist Alexander Hahn


Date: Friday, 28th December 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: FICA Reading Room, D-42 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024

Zurich- and New York-based Alexander Hahn is a pioneering electronic media artist, whose works have been exhibited worldwide, most recently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, United States of America; Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland; Museum der Moderne, Austria; Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Italy; etc. He is a recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts Grant, DAAD Berlin Fellow, Zurich Work Award, Cultural Prize of St. Gallen and the Swiss Federal Grant. Hahn is currently in New Delhi on a residency sponsored by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.


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Indiecam


Dates:
Sat Nov 03, 2012 00:00 - Thu Jan 31, 2013

Location:
New Delhi, India

Blog with video vignettes about my travels in India, published as part of an artist in residency sponsored by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
PS: best watched in HD quality


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Cao Chang Di Road On November 24, 2009 I Stood There Waiting & other new videos by Alexander Hahn


Dates:
Fri Sep 14, 2012 15:00 - Sun Sep 16, 2012

Alex Hahn presents four new video installations, two of them premieres (5:1 surround sound HD video projection Cao Chang Di Road and Anamorphoses - Max Matthews (animated cylindrical anamorphosis that conjures up the late computer music pioneer)) plus two HD monitor pieces (On and Public Places - Private Strangers - Temporal Attractions).
The works explore the intersections between technology, human interaction, and memory. Shot in various places, ranging from New York to Beijing, his digitally altered videos reveal the sublime nature of even the most ordinary scenes.

September 14 - 16, 3 - 7 pm
Admission: Free


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Art at Deutsches Haus 2012


Dates:
Fri Jun 29, 2012 18:30 - Fri Aug 24, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents works by Ivy Dachman, Alexander Hahn, Nils Hill, Erika Jakubassa, Katrin Roos, Regula Rüegg, Silvelin von Scanzoni and Hans Witschi.
Image: Alexander Hahn, ON, video loop, 2012



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