Christopher Hanrahan

Christopher Hanrahan

Christopher Hanrahan was born in 1978 in Mudgee, Australia and currently lives and works in New York, USA. To date, his conceptual, predominantly sculptural practice has made use of reduction, absence, slackening, language, and light to loosen ostensibly fixed forms and practices, opening them to new interpretations. Deceptively simple, Hanrahan's elegant sculptures, installations and other modalities evolve from subtle subversions with critical political and philosophical implications. 

Hanrahan was the recipient of a 2015 Australia Council Greene Street Residency, a 2013 New Work Grant, and a 2013 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally, notably at Raising Cattle,Montreal; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; MONA, Hobart; PICA, Perth; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Recent exhibitions include The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness (2017), Jack Shainman Gallery/The School, New York; Formal Complaint (2017), Knockdown Centre, New York; Vitreous Humour (2016), Kansas Gallery, New York; and Sequester (2014), Embassy of Australia Gallery, Washington DC. Hanrahan's work is held in significant public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Selected works

    Oe (bodies)

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Oe (bodies) 2014

    Sachs Apartment Chair Modified for Community Hall (after R.M. Schnidler)

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Sachs Apartment Chair Modified for Community Hall (after R.M. Schnidler) 2019

    Folk Politics II

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Folk Politics II 2020

    A Class (thumbs) # 2

    Christopher Hanrahan

    A Class (thumbs) # 2 2016

    Standard Model (lever)

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Standard Model (lever) 2013

    VOID AS VOID (copper)

    Christopher Hanrahan

    VOID AS VOID (copper) 2011

Exhibitions

  • Almost

    Almost

    Maria CruzJulie FragarMatthys GerberChristopher HanrahanLucina LaneTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheJohn NixonJan van der PloegElizabeth PulieKoji RyuiGemma SmithNicola SmithJelena TeleckiBrendan Van HekOliver Wagner

    10 September - October 9, 2021

  • Group Show 46

    Group Show 46

    John ArmlederMatthys GerberChristopher HanrahanLucina LaneNicola SmithJohn SpiteriKoji RyuiOliver Wagner

    5 February - March 6, 2021

  • Contemporary Recalcitrants

    Contemporary Recalcitrants

    Christopher HanrahanAnthony JohnsonElizabeth PulieTony Schwensen

    21 June - July 20, 2019

  • Silver Jubilee

    Silver Jubilee

    Julie FragarMatthys GerberTodd McMillanChristopher HanrahanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheJohn NixonElizabeth PulieKoji RyuiHuseyin SamiTony SchwensenGemma SmithJohn SpiteriBrendan Van Hek

    2 May - June 15, 2019

  • Group Show 39

    Group Show 39

    Julie FragarChristopher HanrahanTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJohn NixonKoji RyuiGemma Smith

    18 January - February 19, 2019

  • Sydney Contemporary 2018

    Sydney Contemporary 2018

    Gemma SmithJonny NiescheTodd McMillanOliver WagnerHuseyin SamiJohn NixonMaria CruzDavid HainesChristopher Hanrahan

    13 - September 16, 2018

  • Sculpture Salon

    Sculpture Salon

    Christopher HanrahanMatt HinkleyPeter RobinsonTodd Robinson Koji Ryui

    16 January - February 3, 2018

  • Group Show 36

    Group Show 36

    Matthys GerberJonny NiescheJohn NixonChristopher HanrahanTodd McMillan

    18 November - December 16, 2017

  • A Setting

    Christopher Hanrahan

    A Setting

    31 August - October 7, 2017

  • Spring 1883

    Spring 1883

    Gemma SmithBrendan Van HekSarah MoscaJoyce HinterdingJonny NiescheMatthys GerberEsther StewartChristopher HanrahanNicola Smith

    17 - August 21, 2016

  • A Class

    Christopher Hanrahan

    A Class

    3 March - April 2, 2016

  • SLEEP

    SLEEP

    Nicola SmithJustin TrendallChristopher Hanrahan

    30 July - August 29, 2015

  • Everything & Nothing

    Everything & Nothing

    Sarah MoscaMikala DwyerJohn NixonGemma SmithJoyce HinterdingChristopher HanrahanMatt HinkleyKoji RyuiDavid HainesTim BrunigesSandra Selig

    26 June - July 25, 2015

  • Oe

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Oe

    7 - August 30, 2014

  • 20 200

    20 200

    Hany ArmaniousMatthys GerberJohn NixonMikala DwyerMaria CruzAnne-Marie MayA.D.S. Donaldson & Andreas ExnerSylvie FleuryKerrie PolinessJohn ArmlederOlivier MossetAndreas Reiter RaabeGail HastingsTony SchwensenPaul SaintGerold MillerDiena GeorgettiMelinda HarperRuark LewisJohn SpiteriJan van der PloegJulia GormanJames LynchDavid GriggsElizabeth NewmanRobert PulieSimon BarneyPeter W├╝thrichTim SilverMary TeagueHuseyin SamiRachel ScottOscar YanezElizabeth PulieStephen BramRose NolanKoji RyuiGemma SmithSimon DennyMatt HinkleyJohn NicholsonChristopher HanrahanJulie FragarJustin TrendallMoya McKennaRon AdamsSandra SeligJamie NorthTodd McMillanJonathan ZawadaJustene Williams

    13 March - April 17, 2014

  • Summer

    Summer

    Jamie NorthMoya McKennaMaria CruzJohn NixonChristopher HanrahanTodd McMillanMatthys GerberKoji RyuiJustin TrendallGemma SmithHuseyin SamiJonathan Zawada

    21 January - February 1, 2014

  • Other Standard Models

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Other Standard Models

    12 September - October 5, 2013

  • Museums Have The Same Problems As Unions

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Museums Have The Same Problems As Unions

    18 May - June 16, 2012

  • O

    O

    Andreas Reiter RaabeChristopher HanrahanDiena GeorgettiElizabeth PulieHuseyin SamiJan van der PloegJohn NicholsonJohn NixonJonathan ZawadaJulie FragarMatt HinkleyRon Adams

    6 - July 30, 2011

  • Correction

    Christopher Hanrahan

    Correction

    23 July - August 21, 2010

  • B & W

    B & W

    Matthys GerberMatt HinkleyChristopher HanrahanSimon DennyJulie FragarHuseyin SamiJustin TrendallOlivier MossetMarco FusinatoReuben KeehanJohn NixonJan van der Ploeg

    11 June - July 10, 2010

  • The Seeker

    Christopher Hanrahan

    The Seeker

    23 October - November 14, 2009

  • Dynamo Hum

    Dynamo Hum

    Christopher HanrahanKoji RyuiJulie FragarJustin TrendallGemma SmithHuseyin Sami

    26 June - July 25, 2009

  • The Table of Knowledge

    Christopher Hanrahan

    The Table of Knowledge

    19 September - October 18, 2008

  • New Moon

    New Moon

    Julie FragarChristopher HanrahanMatt HinkleyElizabeth PulieHuseyin SamiJohn SpiteriGemma SmithJustin TrendallJonathan Zawada

    7 March - April 12, 2008