Hanna Kaszewska is an interdisciplinary artist and illustrator of Polish origin, currently based in Japan.

Hanna views the creative process as exploration and an attempt at understanding the world around her. She is against putting constraints on art and feels it should be able to fuse freely with other areas of life. She holds to the idea that less is more and has a strong preference for minimalist aesthetics.

She is interested in alternative methods of art distribution and culture-related grassroots movements.

In recent years, she has become fascinated with the subject of language, especially the concept of untranslatability.

The mix of broad interests and sheer necessity led Hanna to work with different media and take on different roles within the cultural sector. Whether you need an illustration, a photo, some help designing a book, or have a totally different creative endeavour in mind - she may be your person; available for commission or collaboration.

Hanna is fluent in Polish and English and able to communicate in Japanese. 

You can contact her via e-mail: kaszewskah [at] gmail [dot] com

You can always view Hanna's most recent works on her Instagram, as well as on other social media platforms (she mostly uses the handle @kaszewskah).

Awards & distinctions

2020 Unknown Asia Online Salon Mosaic Reviewer's Award

[ shortlisted ]

2020 In Out International Film Festival

2018 Hestia’s Artistic Journey

2018 International Film Festival ZOOM

2017 Festival of Audio Visual Arts Młode Wilki

2017 International Festival of Visual Arts inSPIRACJE

Residencies & scholarships

2022 Binaural Nodar Virtual Rural online artist residency program

2020 Culture on the Internet funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

2019 Artist in Aso, Aso, Japan

Solo exhibitions

2020.2 the Safe Place, Rotational Cultural Center, Warsaw, Poland 

2020.1 Prelude to the Safe Place, Spectra Art Space, Warsaw, Poland

2018.03 The future that was not, the past that will not be, Próżnia Gallery, Szczecin, Poland

2016.3 Collection of Universal Things, Schody Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Talks & performances

2019.10 Aso City as seen by an outsider, Art-chi, Aso, Japan

2019.9 The end of Escitalopram, Duży Pokój, Warsaw, Poland 

Selected group events

2022.08 Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair Online Edition

2022.06 Art Goes On Session 3 / MOVE ON (Yes, Art Goes On)

Seaside Studio Caso, Osaka, Japan

2021.12 Poster art fair, Dom Braci Jabłkowskich, Warsaw, Poland

2021.10 Unknown Asia Online

2020.12 In Out International Film Festival, 

Center for Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland 

2020.12 Unknown Asia Online

2019.10 Caldera, Gallery Takechi, Kumamoto, Japan

2019.3 Queen of Bees, Kronika Center of Modern Art, Bytom, Poland

2018.6 Survival Festival. Capital, Wallenberg-Pachaly Palace, Wrocław, Poland

2018.4 Foreign Body, Szara Gallery, Katowice, Poland

2018.4 BEDEN, RUH, ISYAN / Body, Spirit, Revolt, Gama Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2018.3 Beden ve Ruh / Body and Spirit, Izmir Mimarlik Merkezi, Izmir, Turkey

2018.2 21st International Film Festival ZOOM, Jelenia Góra, Poland

2017.12 Stettin’s Avant-Garde, Stettin’s National Museum, Stettin, Poland

2017.10 The Sun Waiting for the Full Moon

Obrońców Stalingradu 17 Gallery, Stettin, Poland

2017.6 Breathtaking, TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Stettin, Poland

2017.06 I would prefer not to title this, Perfex, Poznań, Poland

2016.12 Die Zeugen oder Unsere Kleine Stabilisierung Zusammenfassung

Brandenburger Theater, Brandenburg, Germany

2016.02 H o w d o e s i t m a k e y o u f e e l, Obrońców Stalingradu 17 Gallery, 

Stettin, Poland


2023.07 Conference: Arts & Humanities in digital transition, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal

2021.3 Artist in Aso - First International Conference, online

2019.06 Cultural therapy: strategies of using culture in therapy treatment and education, Media Research Center, Cracow, Poland

2017.12 Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia - 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference, Gdańks, Poland

Selected clients

A+ Seeds, Institute of Art Education in Warsaw, Zachęta Gallery of Modern Art in Stettin, Supermarket Artystyczny, LUB/LAB, WMD, Rett Frem, BLNK


Bridge Kumamoto, Szajn Magazine, Girls to the Front

Formal education

2016-2018 Art Academy in Stettin, Graphics, Multimedia (MA)

2013-2015 Institute of Art Education in Warsaw, Art Education, Digital Media (BA)

2008-2012 Maria Grzegorzewska's University of Special Education in Warsaw, 

Clinical Psychology (MS)