Hannah Levy

mother’s exhibitions:
Hannah Levy
Panic Hardware

16 May – 7 July 2018


Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
18 August – 17 December 2023

manifesto of fragility
16th Lyon Biennale
14 September – 31 December 2022

The Milk of Dreams
59th Venice Biennale
23 April – 27 November 2022

Hannah Levy
BAMPFA, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
10 August 2022 – 8 January 2023

Hannah Levy
Surplus Tension 
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
30 September 2021 – 29 January 2022

Hannah Levy 
High Line Commission, The High Line, New York
April 2021 – March 2022

The Dreamers 
58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennial 2021
25 June – 22 August 2021

Being There
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
10 October 2017 – 25 February 2018

Past Skin
MoMA PS1, New York
April 9 – 10 September 2017

Hannah Levy
Gourmet Garden

Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
19 March – 6 May 2017

Hannah Levy
White Flag Library, St. Louis, Missouri
17 September – 29 October 2016

Born 1991, New York, USA
Lives and works in New York


2015 MA Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013 BFA Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Bulge, Massimo De Carlo Gallery, London

Crutch, Casey Kaplan, New York
Matrix 279 / Hannah Levy, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, California
Hannah Levy: Surplus Tension, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
Retainer, High Line Art Commission, The High Line, New York
Pendulous Picnic, Casey Kaplan, New York
Bone-in, Jeffrey Stark, New York
Panic Hardware, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
swamp salad, CLEARING, New York
Gourmet Garden, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland
Shall we sit, stand or kneel? with Michael Simpson (curated by Wills Baker), Marlborough Chelsea, NY
Hannah Levy, White Flag Projects Library, St. Louis
Live in yours, play in ours, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt
Basic Essentials, Allen and Eldridge at James Fuentes Gallery, New York
Vegetative State, Galerie Parisa Kind Deuxième Bureau, Frankfurt

Selected Group Exhibitions 

NEW ACQUISITIONS II – Sammlung Hildebrand, G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig
Moveables, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
X Pink 101, X Museum, Beijing
The Milk of Dreams, 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
manifesto of fragility, 16th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
51@51: Collected Works, rennie museum, Vancouver
52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Women of Now: Dialogues of Memory, Place & Identity, Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas
The Dreamers, 58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennale 2020, Belgrade
Where the threads are worn, Casey Kaplan, New York
The new frontiers of the contemporary: Hannah Levy Sculpture 2017 – 2019, Fondazione Coppola, Vicenza
Moving Images: Video works from the Louisiana Collection, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
The Magnetic Fields, GióMarcon, Milan
Wege zur Welt – Hildebrand Collection, G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig
Tissue, COMPANY, New York
After the Finish Line, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
I See You, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Insane in the Membrane, Sammlung Philara Collection, Düsseldorf
The Artist is Present, Yuz Museum, Shanghai 
This Is Not a Prop, David Zwirner, New York
The Artsy Vanguard, Bergdorf Goodman, New York
The Institute of Aesthetics, as part of La Manutention– Performers in Residence, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Being There, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
tu es métamorphose, Galerie Pact, Paris
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, Fondazione Baruchello, Rome, Italy
faire l’andouille, bahamas biennale detroit, Michigan
Place of Heaven, Crush Curatorial in collaboration with The Art Barge, New York
MIDTOWN (curated by Salon 94 and Maccarone), Lever House, New York
Touchpiece (curated by Justin Beal), Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles
Past Skin, MoMA PS1, New York
Things I Think I Want. Six Positions of Contemporary Art, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
A Scream Runs Through the House, Helena Anrather, New York
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, 247365, New York
Dense Mesh (curated by Joshua Citarella), Carroll/Fletcher, London
Soft Costs_Money Over World (organized by Benedikte Bjerre), Kunstverein Wiesen, Wiesen
EVA (curated by Erika Ceruzzi and Zoë Field), Interstate, Brooklyn
What Came of Picking Flowers? Motel, Brooklyn
Group Show, Rear Window, New York
A New Nootropic Lifestyler: Disease and Decoration, MX Gallery, New York
Rare Form, Mountain, New York
Parked Like Serious Oysters: Graduates of the Städelschule, Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Out of the Blue, Wellwellwell, Vienna
Transitions, Fiebach Minninger, Cologne
Bodies, Zollamt, Offenbach
Pretty Eyes, Electric Bills (curated by Amie Cunat), Fordham University, New York
Knotted Extensions, Basis, Frankfurt


Jansen, Charlotte, ‘Hannah Levy’s Spidery Sculptures Spin Intrigue’, artsy, 31 May
Hallström, Sofia, ‘Hannah Levy’s bulbous, bulging bodies’, PLASTER, 29 May
Bonner-Evans, Bella, ’10 Must-See Exhibitions at London Gallery Weekend 2024’, artsy, 28 May
Bailey, Stephanie, ‘Form and Function Come Alive at ICA, Philadelphia’, OCULA, 1 November
Murtha, Chris, ”Moveables’ Imagines Our Bodies In Entangled Coexistence’, Frieze, 18 October
Abdessamad, Farah, ‘On View Now: Two Shows on Domesticity and the Housing Crisis’, Observer, 12 October
‘Five contemporary artists reimagine everyday objects through sculpture and installation at ICA’, Art Daily, 22 August
Dafoe, Taylor, ‘Why a Rising Generation of Female Sculptors Is Embracing Body Horror’, Cultured Mag, 2 August
‘Hannah Levy adorns BAMPFA with signature corporal sculptures’, STIRpad, 27 September
Ling, Isabel, ‘An Expansive New Show Celebrates Five Decades of Feminist Art, artsy, 8 July
Dafoe, Taylor, ‘Hannah Levy Makes Sculptures That Look Like the Unholy Union of Corbusier and Cronenberg—and the Art World Can’t Get Enough’, artnet, 22 June
Farago, Jason, ‘Looking Inward, and Back, at a Biennale for the History Books’, The New York Times, 30 April
Lack, Jessica, ‘The best of the Venice Biennale – ‘the ultimate primer of contemporary art”, Christies, 29 April 
Slater, Ella, ‘Preview of the 2022 Venice Biennale Part One: ‘The Milk of Dreams’’, Frieze Critics Guide, 11 April
Goodman, Jonathan, ‘Women of Now: Dialogues of Memory, Place, and Identity at The Green Family Art Foundation’, Whitehot Magazine, March
Mileaf, Janine, ‘Hannah Levy’s Unnerving Splendor’, Hannah Levy: Surplus Tension exhibition catalogue, The Arts Club of Chicago 
‘Hannah Levy “Surplus Tension” The Arts Club of Chicago’, FlashArt, 1 February
Wang, Hindley, ‘Untitling Pleasures: A conversation with Hannah Levy on tension and sensation’, Sixty Inches from Center, 15 January
Wright Gander, Brecht, ‘Domestic Discomfort’, DAMN°79, January
Drexelius, Alexandra, ‘Just for a Frill: A Review of Hannah Levy at the Arts Club of Chicago’, New City Art, 22 November
Nicole Lane, S, ‘Between the flesh and the machine’, Chicago Reader, 1 November
Lescaze, Zoë, ‘Where the threads are worn’ review, Artforum, Vol.59, No.10, Summer
Ugelvig, Jeppe, ‘Hannah Levy Pendulous Picnic’ review, ArtReview, April Issue
Goyanes, Rob, ‘Seduce and Destroy: Hannah Levy’s Dangerous Looking Sculptures’, Art in America, 19 March
Soboleva, Ksenia M., ‘Hannah Levy’s “Pendulous Picnic”, Art Agenda, 26 February
Wolpow, Nina ‘Hannah Levy: Pendulous Picnic’, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2020
Heinrich, Will, ‘What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries’, The New York Times, 12 February 2020
Hayden, Hugh, ‘THE ARTISTS’ ARTISTS: Hannah Levy, “Bone-in”’, Artforum, Vol.58, No.4, December 2019
Alemani, Cecilia, ‘A giant asparagus: the dark side of the domestic space’, la Repubblica, Year 24, Issue No. 1167, 23 November
Gray, Julia, ‘Hannah Levy’s Latex Furniture is Art’, Playboy, 7 November
Carr, Adam, ‘Untilted. Hannah Levy in conversation with Adam Carr’, Mousse Magazine 68, Summer 2019
‘Gallery Peeping: Summer Blockbusters 2019’, Cultured Magazine, 17 June
Cohen, Alina, ‘8 Artists Using Silicone to Create Strange, Radical Artworks’, Artsy, 25 March
O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘Panic Hardware’, mother’s annual 2018
Donnelly, Rachel, ‘Tactile Subversion’, Totally Dublin, June
Herriman, Kat, ‘Design Within Reach’, CURA., 28, June
Miller, Jocelyn, Interview with Hannah Levy, Kaleidoscope, Issue #32, Spring/Summer 18
Mallett, Whitney, ‘Mental Furniture’, Pin-Up, Spring Summer 2018
Studach, Melissa, ‘These 50 artists are the future of contemporary art’, Business at Home, 17 May
Chamberlain, Colby, Swamp Salad review, Artforum International, April
‘Swamp Salad by Hannah Levy’, Blouin Artinfo, February

Seeberg, Mathias Ussing, ‘Being There’, exhibition catalogue, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Narayana Press, Denmark

Heilich, Marie, ‘Interview with Marie Heilich’, White Flag Projects Publication, September
Indrisek, Scott. “Unsellable Greens, Destroyed Paintings, and More at Art Brussels 2016.” Blouin Artinfo, April
Schutte, Christoph. “A razor named Venus Hannah Levy in the Frankfurter Galerie Parisa Kind.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung For Germany, Cultural Department: Rhein-Main-Zeitu p: 032. Print. October
Indrisek, Scott, “6 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York” Blouin Artinfo, March
Luaderdale, Ryan, “Hardware” WOW HUH, October
Fuast, Nicholas. “On Materials Websites, Stock Photography, Casinos, Pronouns, and Art.” DIS Magazine, April

Grants and Awards

DAAD Study Scholarship for Fine Arts
Cornell Department of Art Distinguished Achievement Award
Cornell Council for the Arts Grant Recipient

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