Paul Hance was born in Paris, raised in California. He is an important representative of a new generation of artists, that challenge the premises of the contemporary art world: after learning photography, he has been researching on traditional techniques, creating a nomadic practice. His works emphasize the nobility of materials and are anchored in the alchemy of glass blowing.They are an homage to the inter connectivity of all things and the knowledge produced and preserved by the humans.
Paul Hance & Studio Irina Kromayer designed the street lamps for Chateu Royal.
Solo + Group Exhibitions (selected)
2021 CUP, Between Objects @ The Classen Library, Copenhagen, DK
2021 Magical Operations wildpalms, Düsseldorf, DE
2021 Glass Walk, wildpalms, Düsseldorf, DE (solo)
2021 Mein Vater, meine Nachbarn, meine Freunde und deren Freunde, curated by Jeanne Tremsal, Haubrok Fahrgemeinschaft, Berlin, DE
2020 PASSAGE, wildpalms, Düsseldorf, DE
2020 MOUNT KAPLAN, Angela Mewes Gallery, Berlin, DE
2020 CHANGE IS GOOD, Memu Earth Hotel, Hokkaido, JAP
2019 VOLCANOES OF MEXICO, Angela Mewes Gallery, Berlin, DE
2019 JUNE IN THE JUNGLE, Angela Mewes Gallery, Berlin, DE
2019 ASAHI LIGHTS, Le petit Royal, Frankfort, DE
2019 PLURAL FEELS, Angela Mewes Gallery, Berlin, DE
2018 In Praise of Shadows, The Glass Cabinet, Berlin, DE
2017 Flux Natura, wildpalms Gallery, Düsseldorf, DE (solo)
2017 Fathomless Prayers, Jochum Rodgers Gallery, Berlin, DE
2016 Installation Works in Paper, Le petit Royal, Berlin, DE
2016 Curated by group show, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, AT
2015 Khandroma, in collaboration with Soundwalk collective, Rubin Museum, New York, USA.
2015 Castalia Muse, Ping Pong group show, Palais de Tokyo, JAP
2015 Galerie für moderne fotografie, Paris, FR
2015 The Wheel of Dahrma, Vipassana Center, Leh, Ladakh, India.
2015 Les Prières du Cœur – performance, Ecole des Beaux-arts, Pont des Arts, Paris, FR
2012 Jah Light, Jochum Rodgers Gallery, Berlin, DE
2010-11 One Love, Galerie für moderne fotografie, Berlin, DE
2016 Traditional porcelain techniques, Spring Nymphenburg manufacture,
2013-14 Traditional Japanese woodwork techniques, O2 Artisans Aggregate, Oakland, California, USA.
2012 Traditional stain-glass and Tiffany techniques, Spring Residency with master glass craftsman Thomas Gottschield, Berlin, DE
2007-08 Traditional technics of gilding and wood framing, Bilderrahmen Stephan Landwehr, Berlin, DE
2018 With Soundwalk Collective: Mexico field recordings for the project Illumination. Feat. Patti Smith, Abel Ferrara, Mulatu Astatke Charlotte Rampling, Melvil Poupaud, Alain Sancerni Hanns Zischler, Gudrun Gut & the Sufi group of Sheik Ibrahim
2017 With Soundwalk Collective: Greece graphite drawings and field recordings for the project Ulysse’s Syndrome, Manifesta 12, Palermo, Italy.
2016 With Soundwalk Collective: Peru, Mustang: recordings of natural sounds, Amazonian forest for the project Jungle-ized presented in Time Square, New York, USA.
2015 With Soundwalk Collective: Northern India: recording of prayers and traditional chants for the exhibition Khandroma in Rubin Museum, New-York, USA.
2015-16 With Cyprien Gaillard: Iran, Jordan, Ethiopia, Gabon Production works
2014 With Cyprien Gaillard: California, USA: production works for the 3D movie What it Does to Your City, featured at Schinkel Pavillon Berlin, Germany.
2011 With Cyprien Gaillard: Peru, Easter Islands, Syria : production works for the exhibition « Ur » organized for the “Marcel Duchamp” award, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
2014 With Mark Borthwick: Laos, Vietnam production wokrs for the book Dreams of this World, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France.
Museum Kunstpalast, Museum Hentrich, Düsseldorf, DE
Multiple private collections in Germany, UK, France, Spain.
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