EVA HASSMANN

Artist (*1972 in Herford) 

Eva Hassmann is an accomplished and award­winning artist, successful on many levels between film and photography. Starting out as an actress, she performed in more than 40 films and went on to study directing at UCLA, California.

Her passion for storytelling led her to create her first short film, “Mad Lane,” about a woman trying to find her way as a poet­writer in Hollywood. Soon the idea was born to capture a situation or story from movement to standstill with photography. Traveling through the United States, she portrayed women before, while, or after an escape – acted, directed, and produced by herself. Her luggage thus mainly included wigs, costumes, and props from fake blood to fake guns. Much of the intensity of her “House Wives” series comes from the fact that she made each production completely on her own, using a remote control and a tripod. She also supported the children’s charity project “Tabaluga House” in Rio de Janeiro with 3 of her works from the “24h Santa Teresa” series. Currently she is working on her first feature film, “Willie and Me” – an homage to the great country singer Willie Nelson. 

 

EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS


2015        Exhibition “Good Girls” THE ART SCOUTS – Gallery Berlin/Germany 2015 In development “Stills” and “Blondine et Brunette”
2015        Photo series “24h Berlin”, commissioned work for HGN Collection

2014/15   Charity Project “24h Santa Teresa” with Peter Maffay for a Tabaluga Space/Room in Santa  
                Teresa, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (in cooperation with Der Tagesspiegel)

2014        Exhibition “24h Santa Teresa” at Bötzowhallen, Berlin/Germany (15.09.2014 – 16.03.2015)
2014        Fotoseries “24h Santa Teresa”, commissioned work for Maria Santa Teresa Guesthouse in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
2013/14   Group Exhibition “House Wives” at Le Yaca Hotel, Saint Tropez/France
2013        “Independence Day” Exhibition at the Bötzowhallen, Berlin, in cooperation with the south african artist Flavia Da Rin
                (5.07. – 29.09.2013)

2009       12-photo series “House Wives” 

ART FILM


2008       Shortfilm “The Battle” (produced, written & directed, camera)
2008       Shortfilm “The Battle” (produced, written & directed, camera) 2006 Shortfilm “Mad Lane” (produced, written & directed, lead)
                (Won: Sacramento Int. Film Festival 2006 : Best Short Film “MadLane”)
                (Nominated: San Luis Obispo Int. Film Festival 2006 : Best Short Film “MadLane”, Cracow Int. Film Festival
                2006: Best Short Film “MadLane”) 

EDUCATION


2006 - 07   Further education in photography with Peter Hönnemann, Hamburg, Germany
2004 - 06  Extension Seminars Directing, UCLA Burbank, CA, USA
2000 - 03  Acting classes with Ivana Chubbuck, Ivana Chubbuck Institute, Los Angeles, CA , USA
1995 - 98   Acting classes at Lee Strasberg Institute, Los Angeles, USA

 

COLLECTIONS


Eva Hassmann's works are part of several Germany, Europe and US­ based collections, e.g. HGN Collection; Jasmin Taylor, Art Collection Volpe, New York City