Martin John Callanan is an artist researching an individual's place within systems.
Martin John Callanan estas artisto kiu esploras la lokadon de la individuo ene de sistemoj.

Martin John Callanan’s artwork has been exhibited and published internationally; he has recently been awarded the prestigious triennial Philip Leverhulme Prize in Visual Art 2014-17, for outstanding research, and in September 2015 awarded Alumnus of the Year for Excellence in Arts by Birmingham City University. Callanan currently works at the Bank of England.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Noshowspace, Horrach Moya, Casal Solleric, Baltic 39, and Or Gallery, Berlin. His work has been shown at, White Cube, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, V2, Arts Santa Mònica, James Cohan Gallery, Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronic Centre, ISEA, FutureEverything, Art Exchange, LIFT 2014, Battersea Arts Centre, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Riga Centre for New Media Culture, Whitstable Biennale, Imperial War Museum North, and published by Book Works.

Callanan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication (Photography) from Birmingham City University in 2003 and an MFA in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2005, where he is currently on Research Leave from his role of Teaching Fellow in Fine Art Media, at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and a member of Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA). Callanan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Martin is a dual citizen of both United Kingdom and Ireland, and holds an e-Residency for Estonia.

Martin has been alive +14259 days.
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Publications & Chapters
  • 2008-current, Teaching Fellow in Fine Art Media (Digital Media & Print), Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
  • 2010-current, Publisher, Merkske
  • 2010, Lecturer & Module Leader (Networked Cultures), University of East London
  • Visiting, guest lectures and artist’s talks include:
  • Piet Zwart Institute; UCL History of Art; UCL Graduate School, Interdisciplinary Studies of Evidence; Research Skills Intercollegiate Network, London; Transart Institute; Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum; Eye of the Storm (Arts Catalyst conference), Tate Britain; The Dublin Art and Technology Association, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art; The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland; Lancaster University; May You Live in Interesting Times Festival of Creative Technology, Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Dartington College of Arts, University College Falmouth, UK; Choreodrome Lecture Series, The Place, London, UK; Walsall College, UK, 8th Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenia; University College for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, UK; 9th International Festival for New Media Culture, Latvia; Paraflows, Vienna, Austria
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Open Data Institute
  • City of Hull
  • Hull NHS Primary Care Trust
  • Tate Library Archive Collection
  • Digital Lives (website archive collection), British Library
  • The British Library (legal deposit)
  • National Art Library, V&A
  • UCL Art Museum Collection
  • UCL Special Collections
  • Rhizome ArtBase
  • Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation
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