Biography 2018-03-10T19:12:14+00:00


Hanna de Haan
1980, born in Delft (NL)
Lives and works in The Hague (Netherlands)


My work primarily concerns drawings and woodcuts, though I also love to experiment with different graphic techniques. These techniques include: cardboard print, blueprint or a combination of print and rubbing, collage and drawing.

Most of my work is about city-buildings or constructions. The speed at which cities change intrigues me, also the fact that a city is never finished but always is being designed and transformed into something new. Constructions give an impression of how a building is being mentioned, but they do not show the definitive building and leaves me some space for imagination. The lines are not yet fixed, but they look more like the searching lines of a sketch.

I spend a lot of time sketching in the city. I am always searching the horizon for cranes that lead me to some area where there is some transformation happening that I can draw. Those are the sketches I use for making my prints. In my woodcuts I search for the same aspects as sketching, the inspiration of a city that is never finished. I re-use parts of the wood plates by printing them over another plate or rubbing. By doing this, time and places are intertwined and new places and connections can being made.

2007 – 2010 BA Literature, University of Leiden (NL).
1999 – 2003 BA Fine Arts Academy Constantijn Huygens, Kampen (NL).
2003 – 2004 Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, various courses (Spain).
2001 Norh Karelian Politecnic, exchange, Joensuu (Finland).

2018 Masterclass Drawing by Nik Christensen, Drawing Centre Diepenheim
2010 Honours class Seeing and Naming KABK The Hague (NL)
2009 Veelvormige Typografie Gerard Unger, KABK The Hague (NL)
2006 Residency Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee (BE) |Lambe Lambe Woodcut Project, with Ernest Bonato & Armando Sobral, Belem (Brasil), Writing Poetry Project, nurse house Brielle (NL)

Kunst aan de Scheene, Nijetrijne
2015 Willem II Fabriek Den Bosch
2013 Haagsche Kopjes, Den Haag
2011 Preva Den Haag & Zoetermeer
2009 Galerie Ariana, Den Haag
2005 Al Pasar, De Bornse Synagoge

Ik ben Sot, Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag | Conexões, Gravura Contemporânea, Museu da UFPA  Belem | Grafiek en de jonge kunstenaar, Willem II Fabriek Den Bosch | Le Mois de l’estampe, Graver Maintenant Paris
2016 Inkt, Van Abbehuis Enschede | Verbinding, Amsterdam House of Arts&Crafts | Grafiek zonder grenzen, Markiezenhof Bergen op Zoom | 1st International Print Biennial Łódź | Blauwdruk, Art The Hague | Grafiek, Haagse Kunstkring | The Survivors, Atrium Den Haag | ArtUP Foire d’arte contemporain, Lille (Fr) | Maand van de Grafiek in Meermanno, Den Haag
2015 Open lab: boeken en zines, Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag | Seasons, Willem II Fabriek Den Bosch| 20e Grafiekbiënnale, Sint-Niklaas (BE) | Maker Faire, Paris (FR) | Premio FIG014, International Print festival Bilbao (Spain)
2014 2nd International Juried Print Exhibition, New Grounds Gallery Albuquerque (US) | Grafiek en Ruimte, Pulchri Grafiek Biënnale Den Haag | Riso Wall, Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag
2013 Nationale Grafiekmanifestatie, Museum Nagele
2011 De Bornse Synagoge, Borne | Villa Escamp, Den Haag
2009 Galerie De Pomp, Warmond| Stadsgalerie Woudrichem
2008 Out of Control, Haagse Kunstkring, Den Haag
2007 Lost and Found, duo exhibition, Het Langhuis, Zwolle | 2007 Zorgvlietkerk, Den Haag
2006 Het Tekenen, Haagse Kunstkring, Den Haag | Gráfica Contemporánea, Centro Cultural Belem
2005 Universidad Politecnica Valencia, (Spain)

Kitchen Litho Awards, 1st jury prize | 2014 BAS grafiekprijs, 2nd price | 2010 BAS grafiekprijs, 3rd price 2006 BAS grafiekprijs, 3rd price
2006 BAS grafiekprijs, 3rd price
2003 Allianz grafiekprijs, 2nd price

2017 – present
Member of the Exhibition Committee Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch
2017 Workshops Kitchen Litho at Museu da UFPA Belem and Museum Meermanno
2016 Art Project at the Erasmus University of Law, Rotterdam | Education project Stroom Den Haag & Madurodam
2016 – present Museum teacher Gemeentemuseum Den Haag | Museum teachter Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag | Exhibition organizer Paper Biennial Rijswijk
2012 – present Organisation Open Ateliers Den Haag
2007 – present Museum teacher Museum Meermanno Den Haag
2016 Organisation workgroup Blauwdruk (VOG platform for printmaking) | Jurymember of the Kitchen Litho Biennial 2016 (Fr).
2014/15 Organisation VLO-Festival, Art festival for kids, Den Haag

MEMBER OF: VOG grafiekplatform | Stroom Den Haag