Hannah Benassi

Hannah Benassi


Red Storm, Acrylic, modelling paste, clay and rice paper on panelled board, 100x80x2.5cm

Hannah Benassi is a Scottish abstract painter based in Edinburgh. Since graduating in Fine Art (2019) with a First-Class BA Honors Degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Benassi continued her creative studies at GSA and Glasgow University where she received a distinction in Contemporary Curatorial Practice (2020). Benassi has been awarded the Farquhar Reid Trust prize and was nominated as Saatchi Arts Rising Star (2019). With her practice based in Scotland, her work has been exhibited across the UK and Portugal and continues to exhibit her paintings internationally. Recent exhibitions that showcased Benassi’s work from 2021 onwards includes, ‘MARS BLUEBERRIES’ with PADA Studios (Barreiro), ‘Abstract Zeitgeist’ with Rafiki Gallery (Edinburgh) and ‘Beyond Boundaries’ with TATHA Gallery (Newport-On-Tay).

Hannah Benassi’s work explores the visual layering of materials through painting. Her work uses mostly acrylic paint and surfaces that combine printed collages, clay, oil pastels and paper to create structural forms on a soft surface. Hanna shows subtle thin layers of paint, scratch-filled surfaces and patchwork structures in abstract images. She was inspired by the changing tones and shadows of daylight and the organic nature of man-made landscapes.

2022 ‘Meeting of Moments’, UPRIGHT Gallery, Edinburgh

2022 ‘Somewhere Somewhere’, ARCH Gallery, Changsha, China

2022 ‘Celebrating The Women On Our Walls’, UPRIGHT Gallery,  Kimpton Hotel, Edinburgh

2022 ‘BEYOND BOUNDARIES’ TATHA Gallery, Newport-On-Tay, Fife

2021 ABSTRACT ZEITGEIST, Group Show, The Rafiki Gallery, The Biscuit Factory, Leith, Edinburgh

2021 MARS BLUEBERRIES, PADA Studios, Barreiro, Portugal

2021 ‘Group Show’, SHRINE Gallery, Digital Exhibition, New York

2020 ‘New Becoming Normal’, Curated by Mhairi Mcphail, Garden Gallery Exhibition, Edinburgh

2020 ‘ON THE TABLE’, Curated by Julie-Ann Simpson, Online Exhibition.

2020 ‘Free from restrictions’, Tatha Gallery, Dundee.

2020 ‘Zebra Girl’ – 5 paintings used for the set of a Scottish independent movie 2020

2019 ‘History in the making – Reflection on 2019’- The Christmas Auction, Menier Gallery, London

Fields of Encounters, Mixed media on stretched canvas, 43 x 60 x 2.5 cm

Summer Sands, Acrylic, clay, oil bar and calico on board, 43 x 60 x 2.5 cm

Untitled, Mixed media on stretched canvas, 43 x 60 x 2.5 cm




Arched Wave: Beyond the Boundaries of Geography

Artists: Mutian Chen, Longing Hu, Xiaoliang Huang, Ying Li, Mingjun Luo, Bing Ma, Jianping Zou
Curator: Xinyu Wong

Arched wave: Throwing the hidden string in the discontinuity

Artists: Qiushi Chen, Yujian Guo, Mingjun Luo, Lijun Wang, Li Zhou, Wei Zhou
Producer: Wenjing

Flower For Algernon

Artists: Jing Wang/ Yiwen Zhao
Curator: Xinyu Wong

Perceptual Track

Artists: Haiqiang Guo、Hang Su、Sibo Wu、Wei Zhou
Curator: Yu Xie

Art Channel


ARCH REVIEW | Making Complicity

When the painting is really close to us, the first thing that appears to our eyes is this Le cimetière marin[1] written by Valéry in 1922. The curators Hu Yihang and Zhang Tingzhi, together with artist Guo Yujian, divided the exhibition “Dangerous Complicity” in the gallery into three chapters with words and symbols: imagination, a plateau, and a theatre.


Since then, I have tried to let daydream-like imagination seep into the picture, and those earlier, more symbolic images have also been naturally diluted. Perhaps, it is precisely because of the temperament that seems to be infiltrated by the picture and some image contents that are contrary to reality that cause the association like a dream.

ARCH REVIEW | Gaze in the Dim Glow

“The Task of Alchemy”, Pocono Zhao Yu’s solo exhibition at Arch Gallery, presents a subtle sense of time traveling. As the title of the exhibition alludes to, it is as if the smelting and mysterious deeds of some spiritual objects. Within the whisper that fluttering outside of time, this enormous task is under the invisible dome of time.

ARCH REVIEW | 在倦意来临时服药


ARCH 采访 | 梁浩

「IT’S A JOKE别太当回事,儿」是ARCH GALLERY拱形画廊策划的首个群展。展览从时间和空间两个维度探寻了艺术家在各自创作过程中所使用的不同方法观念。为了让大家更进一步地了解艺术家的创作理念,ARCH CHANNEL此番专访梁浩。



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