Wie DN is Hannah Celsius?

artist – writer – animator

(Harlem, 1963)
Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

I am looking for ways to figure out how our subconscious mind works, how it deals with our environment, and how it tricks us into patterns and habits.
Hence, ‘space’ in its broadest sense (from wooden blocks children play with, to architectural forms, to UFO investigations) is where I like to hang out, capturing thoughts, ideas, phrases and imagery.


Exhibitions & projects (selection, * solo)
2018 / Group show Brooklyn Art Library / USA Tour – New York (May 3), Toronto (July 27-29), Chicago (August 3-5), Atlanta (September 21-23)
2017 / Group show @ Twitter, Studio 47
2016 / Group show @ C-Lab, Amsterdam
2015 / Ongoing street art project (Netherlands) ~~ 1000 Photos Amsterdam, Pakhuis de Zwijger ~~ Poëzie vanaf het Kruithuisje, Alkmaar
2014 – now / Project ‘Groeten uit Klotestad. Stadsverhalen van Mulder.’ (Greetings from Shittown. City stories by Mulder.); a poetic insight in the inner city life of my alter ego Mulder, a mix of images & text (Dutch). One day it will be a book, for now it’s a blog: Groeten uit Klotestad
2013 / Tekenkabinet, Museum Waterland & Kunstsalon Assen, NL
2012 / Open Source, Koepelhal, Incubate, Tilburg, NL ~~ 1000 Drawings, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam NL
2011 / Open Source, FAXX gebouw, Incubate, Tilburg NL ~~ 1000 Drawings, Trouw, Amsterdam. NL
2010 / * Reinvented Space version 1.3 extended, NP3, Groningen. NL ~~ Global Village, Grote Kerk, Alkmaar NL
2009 / Aanwas 5, Loods 6, Amsterdam. NL ~~ * VOID, Podium Victorie, Alkmaar. NL ~~ Kunst tot de Nacht, Alkmaar. NL ~~ Huntenkunst Art fair, Doetinchem. NL ~~ Boesner Salon, Amsterdam. NL ~~ * Droomstad. Centrale Bibliotheek, Alkmaar. NL
2008 / * Drawings. Atelier 9en40, Alkmaar. NL ~~ Huntenkunst Art fair, Doetinchem. NL ~~ Gloria in excelsis deo et…, Werkatelier Richter, Den Helder. NL
2007 / 4th Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs entries, Beetsterzwaag. NL ~~ Miniature museum Dr. Sarphatihuis, Amsterdam. NL
2006 / Galerie Fris, De Raad, Alkmaar. NL
2005 / MHNK, Atlantis, Alkmaar. NL
2000 / Art4U @ Eyssen Factory, Alkmaar. NL

Publications (* review)
Moordballaden. Op ware moorden gebaseerde gedichten (Murder ballads. Poems based on real-life murders), samenstelling Bart FM Droog, NPE 2017
Visual Artbeat magazine # 8, New Collections, January 2012
* Trendbeheer.com, “Rondje Groningen” www.trendbeheer.com, (accessed Dec 6 2010).
Global Village, A Catalog, St. Whitecube, Alkmaar, 2010.
Huntenkunst 2009, Catalog, Doetinchem, 2009.
* Mister Motley, website, “Wrap2008.net; Een verslag” by Iris van der Graaff (accessed Sept 2008).
Huntenkunst 2008, Catalog , Doetinchem, 2008.
* Alkmaar Anders gebundeld, Noordhollands Dagblad / Alkmaarsche Courant, 14 dec 2007.
Alkmaar Anders, Various artists, Alkmaar, 2007.
Miniatuurmuseum. 119 kunstenaars maken miniaturen voor de bewoners van het Dr. Sarphatihuis, Catalog, Amsterdam, 2007.
* Galerie Fris, Noordhollands Dagblad / Alkmaarsche Courant, Feb 13, 2006.
* Jan Louter, “Een Schreeuw in Atlantis”, Noordhollands Dagblad / Alkmaarsche Courant, Nov 3, 2005.
Netwerk. De beste gedichten van het internet, Ed. by Erwin vd Vijver, Aurelius Publishing.
Various Artists, Celsius, A volume of verse published under direct management, 1997.
°Celsius – Tydschryven, From Dec 1995 until Oct 2000 (free) magazine, in a limited edition of 50 copies, distributed through the Netherlands.
Mosselvocht 1. [De zomer bracht geluk.], Poetry magazine, ed. by Inge Pieters and Harmen Lustig. 1995.
* Priem Price Poetry 1994, Amersfoortse Courant/Veluws Dagblad, Aug 24 1994.

Awards and honors
Saatchi Online Homepage artist of the Week, July 2010.
Priem Prijs Poetry, Amersfoort, 1994.

Poetry performances / public-speaking engagements
Interview, “Alkmaar vanuit een ander perspectief”, Webregio.tv, 2008.
Pecha kucha @ Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, 2007.
Poetry performences at (a.o.) Stadsboerderij Osdorp, Café De Koe, Melkweg (Amsterdam), Muziekcafé Koekkoek (Groningen), Vyssotski (Amersfoort), Literair festival De Wintertuin (Arnhem, Nijmegen), Beeldentuin (Akersloot), Provadja, Atlantis, (Alkmaar), Jongerencentrum Castricum, Museum vd 20e Eeuw (Hoorn), Radio Vrede, Radio Bloemendaal.

2017: 3D design (Sketchup, Fusion 360) 2013: DTP (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator)
2004 : video docymentary course by Stefan Majakovski (Mk24, Amsterdam)
1996 – now : art self-study
1988 – now : ICT related trainings & courses (Excel, coding, databases, webdesign, networks, cms)
1983 : drawing lessons (ACKV, Alkmaar)

2016 / 2017: Digitization employee @ a government organization
2015 – 2018-05-12: Amsterdam street photographer and writer for Amsterdam Centraal website
Initiator wrap2008.net (Web Relay Art Project):
<<In 2008/2009 I initiated an international art project on the internet, wrap2008.net, in which 30 international both unknown and renown artists participated (Jack Sal, Baukje Spaltro, Erik Alkema, Gareth Hopkins a.o.). It consisted of 30 pieces which connected and responded at each other.>>
Collection registrator at the picture gallery of Theater Instituut Nederland, Amsterdam, and at the Legermuseum, Delft, 2008.
Collection registrator (play-bills) at the Theater Instituut Nederland, Amsterdam, 2006/2007.
Various jobs as library person, Adlib application manager, content manager, (freelance) webdesigner, mail sorter, data entry employee, transcripter and registration / cataloguing. Contact me if you have some work to be done: perhaps I can help you out!

Currently working on:
Allerlei dingen.
AND trying to learn how to produce very weird animation (in a very slow and sick way)

Some poetry (Dutch, pdf):
De ruimte volgens Celsius
Denkend aan Holland
Tilburg – Amsterdam Amstel

Moordballaden can be found here, free download! (paper book is available as well, at the publisher webshop)

And you might wanna see some oldskool soundscaped (flash) movies (put on your headphones!)
1. Con Men2. You How3. NTM4. OEHRAA! (opens in a new window)