Odo Hans (*1976) is a German artist who deals with the constructions of reality and its normative settings. He performed his first artistic analyses in 2001 during a stay abroad in the Netherlands. He lived there for 4 months at the home of the wood sculptor Hans Groenveld and familiarized himself with the latter’s animistic way of working and living. In order to deepen the experiences he journeyed through Ireland in 2002 and visited, among others, the artists Niall Walsh and Michael Warren. He summarized these experiences in a travel reportage that was published in various magazines. His first tentative steps with the camera were thus simultaneously publicized. Odo Hans had his first exhibitions at the Germany embassy in Brussels and also at the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Brussels, where he exhibited reflections on the work of August Sander. A nine-month stay abroad in Norway followed in 2012. Odo Hans lives and works in Cologne.