Hanna Schaich  (AT) (b.1986) lives and works in Berlin and NYC.

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                   Advanced 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)



2018                   Production and Travel Grant, Förderung des Landes Vorarlberg

2018                   Travel Grant, Austrian Cultural Forum New York

2018                   AIR, Nid Art Colony, Förderung des Landes Vorarlberg

2018                   Project GrantFörderung des BKA for culture and art 

2018                   Project GrantFörderung des Landes Vorarlberg

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 


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 awaySchillerpalais, Berlin, DE


Group exhibitions, Screenings and Performances (selection)


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  “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 different, Live Performance mit Danielle Pamp,  Zentrale, Wien, AT


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, Group exhibition, 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