Residency Unlimited


Exhibition | Jun 23 - Jul 2 2023

Blue Thread Red Whisper: An exhibition by Mariana Hahn

Opening: Saturday June 24, 2023 | 11:00am-5:00pm
On view: Friday June 23 - Sunday June 25 & Friday June 30 - Sunday July 2

KODA/RU House, #404B Colonels Row | Click here for access to Governors Island

Click here to view the online brochure

Coming out of a very difficult period of my life, I decided to make things that give me pleasure. These new works are fueled by personal transformation, meditations on spirituality and mysticism, recent encounters and the act of making art as a way of making oneself.

"Blue Thread Red Whisper" is an open studio invitation by the Parisian based German artist Mariana Hahn at her work space in Governors Island. Developed over the course of a 2 month residency, this new body of work spans across performance, installation, drawing, video, and poetry and includes found objects by the artist on the island, copper and salt as part of her research on memory and transmission. Hahn has a deep interest in excavating the relationship between materials and their interconnectedness, viewing them as a foundational element in understanding the workings of the human body and its interaction with the unseen aspects of existence.

Click below to see images from the exhibition
Blue Thread Red Whisper: An exhibition by Mariana Hahn


After studying theater studies at the ETI Berlin, Mariana Hahn received a diploma in art from Central St. Martins, London.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as PS120, Berlin; Pan Meigu Female Art Museum, Fujian and Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China; Salon Oktobarski - Belgrade Art Biennale; Galleria Mario Iannelli, Rome; Trafo Museum of Contemporary Art, Stettin, Poland; Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia; Chat Mill6 Foundation, Hong Kong. Recent exhibitions include: Territoires sensorielles, HdM, Paris, France (2023); Echoes of a distant time come willowing across the sand , Poush Aubervilliers, France (2022); Murmur, Galerie 110, Paris, France (2022); An Endless Curve, Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2022); Manger les fleurs at Galerie Sono, Paris, France; Midwife of Fish at The Mountain View, Shenzhen, China (2019). Click here for full bio.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.