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Mr Martin John Callanan
Slade School of Fine Art
UCL
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • UCL Teaching Fellow
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography

Martin John Callanan is an artist researching an individual's place within systems.

Some of his more well-known artworks include: The Fundamental Units in collaboration with The National Physical Laboratory, Letters 2004-2006 published by Book Works, the ambient audio installation Sonification of You, the meta-news aggregator I Wanted to See All the News From Today and Text Trends, which abstracts the casual manner in which we receive, scan and process information and language on a daily basis, Wars During My Lifetime, International Directory of Fictitious Telephone Numbers and A Planetary Order (Terrestrial Cloud Globe).

Martin John Callanan’s artwork has been exhibited and published internationally, he has recently been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for outstanding research within visual arts. Recent solo exhibiitons include Departure of All, Noshowspace; Martin John Callanan, Horrach Moya; Global, Casal Solleric; and Along Some Sympathetic Lines, Or Gallery. His work has been shown as part of Open Cube, White Cube; Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum; Whitechapel Gallery; Ars Electronic Centre; ISEA; FutureEverything; Art Exchange; Riga Centre for New Media Culture; Whitstable Biennale; and Imperial War Museum North.


Research Summary

Martin John Callanan is an artist researching an individual's place within systems.

He is a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize 2014-16 which is given to recognise outstanding young scholars who have made an internationally recognised contribution

Teaching Summary

Currently on research leave until October 2015.

Martin is based in both Print and Fine Art Media, teaching in the studios across BA/BFA & MA/MFA courses at the Slade School of Fine Art, specialising in everything electronic or digital. 

Appointments
JAN-2010 – OCT-2010 Lecturer and Module Leader (Networked Cultures) Architecture & the Visual Arts University of East London, United Kingdom
2010 Editor   Leonardo Electronic Almanac, United Kingdom
SEP-2008 – SEP-2009 Artist in Residence UCL Environment Institute University College London, United Kingdom
JAN-2007 – MAY-2007 Artist in Residence   RIXC Riga Centre for New Media Culture, Latvia
JUL-2005 – JAN-2008 Honorary Research Assistant The Slade School of Fine Art University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2005 MA Master of Fine Arts – Fine Art Media University College London
2003 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Visual Communication University of Central England in Birmingham
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