Hanna Schaich (b. 1986, AT) is a Queer Multimedia-artist lives and works in Berlin . She is known for her work in video, photography, installations, and performance art. Her work is based on an uncompromising, touching openness. At the center of her work is the confrontation with her innermost self and the attempt to build bridges from there to the outside world, to enter into a dialogue with others. Her videos reflect working along the lines between documentation and fiction, commentary and staging. Hanna’s writings and voice-overs are triggered by an autobiographical impulse to ask questions about our individual strategies to encounter life. She has shown in galleries and other institutions nationally and internationally, most recently at LLC Kunstraum (NYC), Zentrale (Vienna, AT), FokiaNou Art Space (Athens, GR), Galerie Hollenstein (Lustenau, AT), RAM galleri (Oslo, NO), Kunstraum Bethanien (Berlin, DE), and microscope gallery (NYC).


2017                  Post. Grad. Adv. Media Certificate, Brooklyn College , NYC

2016-17             Student at Brooklyn College, (performance and interactive media arts), NYC

2015                  Master's apprentice of professor Else (Twin) Gabriel, Weißensee School of Art, Berlin

2014                  M.F.A. Weißensee School of Art, Berlin Professor Else (twin) Gabriel und Janet Biggs (external)

2009-14            Student at the Weißensee School of Art, Berlin (fine arts/sculpture)




2020                 Project Grant (HANNA EJACULATING THOUGHTS),The state government department of Vorarlberg for Arts and Culture

2020                 AIR,, Barcelona, Spain

2019                  START STIPENDIUM Media Arts Fellow, Sektion II Kunst und Kultur Abteilung II/6 

2019                  5x5 GO Fellow, Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung Bereich „Bildende u. Angewandte Kunst“

2019                  Project GrantThe Austrian Federal Chancellery Division II: Arts and Culture

2018                  Production and Travel Grant, The state government department of Vorarlberg for Arts and Culture

2018                  Travel Grant, Austrian Cultural Forum New York

2018                  AIR, Nid Art Colony, The state government department of Vorarlberg for Arts and Culture

2018                  Project GrantThe Austrian Federal Chancellery Division II: Arts and Culture

2018                  Project GrantThe state government department of Vorarlberg for Arts and Culture

2018                 Residency, “Cuts and Burns Residency”, OUTPOST Artists Resources, Ridgewood, NY

2017                  Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 

2016                  DAAD Scholarship for Grad Students in Fine Arts for the United States of America

2015                  PROMOS Work and Travelgrant

2014                  Mart Stam Prize

2013                  Residency, “Cuts and Burns Residency”, OUTPOST Artists Resources, Ridgewood, NY

2011                   Scholarship for “performance-class" led by Katrina Daschner, summeracademy,  Salzburg

Solo exhibitions 


2021 "INTIMACY PROTOCOL" , HR.FLEISCHER, Halle, DE (upcoming 2. bis 31. Oktober 2021)

2019 "Dear Darkness" Let it Bleed, Berlin, DE

2018 "A KISS AWAY FROM REALITY" zentrale; Wien, AT

2018 "THE PATH AHEAD" curated by Indrė Liškauskaitė, Kiosk, LT

2017 "A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE" curated by Claudia Voit, Galerie Hollenstein - Kunstraum und Sammlung, Lustenau, AT

2015 "HANNA SCHAICH" RAM galleri, Oslo, NO

2014 "TAKING OVER" Kunst-und Kulturverein Werkstadt, Berlin, DE

2013 "Slow motion for take away" Schillerpalais, Berlin, DE


Group exhibitions, Screenings and Performances (selection)


2020 "Worlds of Desire 2", Offizielle Selektion Porn Film Festival Berlin 2020, DE

2020 "Worlds of Desire 1+2", Official Selection Pornfilmfestival Vienna 2020,  AT

2020 "the nakedness calls for a change", winning poem, Berlinable, Berlin, DE

2020 "Unrealized Projects", feldfuenf, Berlin, DE

2019 “400 000 MAL in COMPETITION II - AUSTRIA”, Vienna Poetry Film Festival, Metro Kino, Vienna, AT

2019 “Backlight”, Kino Central, Berlin, DE

2019 “FUTUR III” Kunstfestival 48 Stunden Neukölln, KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, DE 

2019 “Kunstankäufe Land Vorarlberg” galerieallerArt, Bludenz, AT

2019 “Videolands” MOMus, Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki, GR

2019  Contemporary Art Ruhr, Photo/Media Art Fair, Welterbe Zollverein, Essen, DE

2018  "Going Beyond" Group exhibition, LLC Kunstraum, Brooklyn, NY

2018  "Take a Number, Night Screenings – Temporäre Räume für neue Erzählungen" feldfuenf, curated by  Marenka Krasomil In cooperation with n.b.k. and Clemens von Wedemeyer / Expanded Cinema, HGB Leipzig., Berlin, DE

2018  "Return" Screening, Kino Central, Berlin, DE

2018  “Dance: poses, movements and short narratives”curated by Margarita Stavraki, Kinitiras Choreography Lab, Athens

2018   "From zero to infinity!", Video Art Miden, Screening, Kalamata, GR

2018  "the potential in being differen"t, Live Performance mit Danielle Pamp,  Zentrale, Wien, AT

2018  "LAVA AVANT GARDE FILMFESTIVAL", Screening, Krakau, PL

2018  "Fragments of a story// "curated by Margarita Stavraki, Screening, FokiaNou Art Space; Athens, GR

2017  "THE KENT PROJEKT" Group exhibition and Screening, Kent Theater, NYC

2017  "Gestures & Junctures, Questions & Quotes" Screening, Sideshow gallery, NYC

2017  "FUTURISTS DO IT THEMSELVES", Screening, The Deep End, NYC

2017  "DAAD" Group exhibition, Deutsche Botschaft, NYC

2016  "CAKE!" Live Performance mit Patrick Berger, Sabine Blaizine, Miguel Valderrrama , Alo Gazpore, New Theater, NYC

2016  "TAKING UP SPACE" Live Performance mit Kaija Matiss and Clareese Hill, Times Square, NYC


2016  "UM-SCHALTEN-Aktuelle Videokunst" Screening, artkontext 1, Hoyerswerda, DE

2015  "A STATE OF MIND" Group exhibition, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2015  "HAUT NIVEAU" Group exhibition, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, DE

2015  "Muggesturm am Müggelsee" Group exhibition, Galerie Alte Schule, Berlin, DE

2015  "Fucking, Andy, Eden, Techno, Disco" Group exhibition, moe.contemporary, Wien, AT

2014 "GATEKEEPING" Group exhibition, Galerie Hollenstein, Lustenau, AT

2014 "High Tide", Group exhibition, WestGermany, Berlin, DE

2014 "Hysteria" Group exhibition, SOMA ART GALLERY, Berlin, DE

2014 "Idiorrhythmie - ein Experiment" Screening, Frappant, Hamburg, DE

2014 "Reif", Group exhibition, Kühlhaus, Berlin, DE

2014 "NY Trilogie" Screening, WestGermany, Berlin, DE

2014 "Evelyn" Festival Nomination for International Short Film Award, backup_festival, Weimar, DE

2013  "Janet Biggs und Hanna Schaich" Screening,  microscope gallery, NYC

2013  "Gifts of spiritual writing" von Ron Athey, Live Performance, Participant Inc, NYC

2013  "Pool" Group exhibition, KHB Weißensee, Berlin, DE

2013 " Evelyn" Screening, Camp1_Festival for Film and Performance, Halle, DE

2012  "WHITE SHARK" Screening, Ballhaus OST, Berlin, DE

2012  "A RETROSPECTIVE OF TOMORROW’S ARTISTS" curated by Karin Anzivino und Ferial Karrasch, Schillerpalais, Berlin, DE

2012  "Stadtleuchten" Screening, Akademie für interdisziplinäre Prozesse, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2012  "Nachklang" Group exhibition, Foyer der KHB-Weißensee, Berlin, DE

2011  "VIDEOLOOP" Live Performance, Alte Saline Hallein, AT

2011  "3mal1 Polaroids" Screening, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, DE

2011  "Junge Kunst im Stadtbad Steglitz" Group exhibition , Berlin, DE

2011 " Lange Nacht der Bilder" Group exhibition Alte Giesserei, Berlin, DE

2011  "Cafe Schönstedt im Rahmen von 48h Neukölln" Group exhibition, Berlin, DE

2010 " LOCALIZE - Das Heimatfestival" Group exhibition, Potsdam, DE

2010  "B/W and a red carpet" in collaboration with Birgit Severin, Forgotten Bar Galerie, Berlin, DE



Vorarlberg Museum, private collections in New York, Brooklyn, Vienna, Berlin, Bregenz