Born in 1980 in Munich, Germany. She studied Fine Arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Linguistics at Freie Universität zu Berlin.
Recent solo shows include Hanna Mattes: Searching for the Cold Spot, Belmacz, London (2017); Encounters, ACF — Amsterdam Centre for Photography (2013); Match #1 — Hollywood, Ein Abend in Neukölln, Gallery Team Titanic, Berlin (2012). Recent group shows include: Collectivism — Collectives and their quest for value, Foam, Amsterdam (2017); On the Distant Horizon, BLAM, Los Angeles (2016); InterKontinental, Belmacz, London (2016); Light / Colours, Huis Marseille — Museum for Photography, Amsterdam (2013); Kleider machen Leute, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin (2012); and Circus TM, Belmacz Gallery, London (2014). She recently had a residency at La Wayaka Current — Desert, Atakama Desert, Chile (2017).
Hanna lives and works in Berlin and Amsterdam.