David Hanes

b, 1987

Living and working in Berlin, Germany

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2013 OCAD University, Toronto

2011 Kansas City Art Institute 


Selected Solo:

2023 Emerge Project Space, Pescara, IT, Curator Maurizio Vicerè (TBC)

2022 Still Alive” Mott Projects, Catskill, NY, curator Erik Sommer

2020 Drawing/Drawings” Birch Contemporary, Toronto

Powerless” Spazio ORR: Camera Project, Brescia, IT, curator Federica Francesconi

2018 The Tomorrow That Never Was”, Open Forum, Berlin, Germany

Lossless”, Pylon Lab, Dresden, Germany

2017 Sophia”, Ultrastudio, Pescara, Italy

2016 softshare”, Birch Contemporary, Toronto

psycho.gif”, Cosmos Carl, Online, curator:

2014 Aware”, Birch Contemporary, Toronto

Selected Joint Exhibitions: 

2022 Fate & Fortune” White Noise Gallery, Rome, IT (Richie Culver)

2021 No one nothing”, Francis Berlin (Richie Culver)

2017 David Hanes, Marius Glauer”, Heit, Berlin (with Marius Glauer), curator: Clara Brender 

2016 Record Material”, Passatge Studios, Barcelona (with Nuria Fuster), curator: Àngels Miralda


Selected Group Exhibitions:


2021 open-ended photography”, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, curator: Tobias Kappel

2020 Politics of Friendship”, Meinblau, Berlin, curator: Michael Schultze

2019 How to fix a broken line”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg|Bethanien, curator: Bram Braam

ENTKUNSTUNG”, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, curator: Maximilian Mauracher

2018 Matter of Horror”, 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, curator: Olga Deryungina, Nikita Vasilenko

2016 TenderPixels.CorruptedFiles”, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, curator: Rebecca Travis

Accumulate Content”, Chalton Gallery Online, London & The Internet

In a Good Shape”, Schwarzwaldallee, Basel, curator: Sébastien Peter

2013 "More Than Two (Let It Make Itself)", Power Plant, Toronto, curator: Micah Lexier 

2012 New Insularity” - The Internet, curator: Jennifer Chan



2018 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art”, Moscow, Russia

2016 Art-Athina”, Faliro Pavilion, Athens, Greece, curator: Scott McGovern 

2015 SHOW.15: Biennial”, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON, curator: Iga Janik 

2014 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, w/ Birch Contemporary



2023 Villa Lena Foundation, Italy

Emerge Project Space, Italy

LungA School, Iceland

2022 Farmlands Residency, Luxembourg

SUL Foundation, Canada

2019 Penthouse Artist Residency, Brussels

2015 Demeure, RBX, Roubaix, France

2013 Entropy Acres, Ontario

Awards / Grants:


2022 SUL Foundation Scholarship

2015 Toronto Arts Council

2013 William F. White Prize


SelectedPress (*publication):


2022 (In the studio), Winter (Podcast [feat]), Spring & Fall (DONT MISS), Fall (articles), Summer (events and reports), Spring (INSIDEART), Spring (Exhibitions), Spring 

2021 SAND Literature & Art (SAND 22), Winter *

2020 (Peoples/Stories/Artists), Fall (featured), Summer (Exhibitions), Spring (Art Listing), Spring (IMAGE), Spring (Exhibitions), Spring (Art,Mixed-Media), Spring

2019 (Exhibitions), Winter


SCAN 2018, (Hold Residency), Winterß

2017 Augmented Photography (Maxime Guyon), Winter 


Selected Curatorial/Programming Projects:

2019 “Davide Zucco: The Green Fire” - francvisverein, Berlin

“Sophie Yerly” - francisverein, Berlin

2018 “Matthew Cangiano: Connective Potential” - francisverein, Berlin

2017 “Nina Kettiger: How many footsteps to create a path?” - francisverein, Berlin 

2015 “Safety Net” - Later Gallery w/ Intimate Projects @ Erratum Gallery, Berlin & The Internet

2014 “Life’s Gewd” - Later Gallery, Toronto & The Internet

2013 "An Illuminated iDentity" - XPACE, Toronto

2012 “REALCORE: Jennifer Chan” - VSVSVS*, Toronto