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  contact: michaelhannastudio@gmail.com


  Michael Hanna has completed a BA in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and an MFA at the
  University of Ulster in 2012. He has exhibited in group exhibitions in the UK and internationally
  including Rencontres Internationales at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Multiplicity at
  NURTUREart, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Short Films about Learning at Lismore
  Castle Arts, Waterford, and Predictable Contact at the Naughton Gallery, Belfast.

  Michael is a co-founder of AMINI, an artist led initiative for the promotion and critical discussion
  of artists' moving image in Northern Ireland. AMINI hosted Northern Ireland's first artists' moving
  image festival in 2017, and runs the LUX Belfast Critical Forum.

  In 2018 Michael was selected for the Freelands Artist Programme, a 2 year fellowship with PS2,
  Belfast and Freelands Foundation, London.

  Selected Exhibitions and Screenings

  2019 (solo) Looking Backward - PS2, Belfast
  2019 Radical Arcadia - Catalyst Arts at Zaratan Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon
  2018 Frame Forward: Rather Life - Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival
  2018 Single Channel - NURTUREart at Anthology Film Archives, New York
  2018 Windows - Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2021, Romania
  2017 (solo) Predictable Contact - Naughton Gallery, Belfast
  2017 (solo) Short Films about Learning - Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland
  2017 DOMINO - SAVORR, Norwich
  2017 In Real Time - 126, Galway
  2016 CYFEST 10 - Taiga Art Centre, St. Petersburg
  2016 Windows, Corners of Europe - DSS2016, Donostia/San Sebastian
  2016 Suki Tea Prize - Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin
  2016 Afterimage - Belfast Film Festival, QFT
  2015 Les Rencontres Internationales - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  2015 (solo) Short Films about Learning - Belfast Exposed, Belfast
  2015 Vanishing Futures: Collective Histories XII - Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
  2015 GLUMBA SKKZX - Ex Elettrofonica, Rome
  2014 Multiplicity - NURTUREart, New York
  2014 Les Rencontres Internationales - Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
  2013 (solo) Behaviour Setting - Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown
  2013 Oscillator - Science Gallery, Dublin
  2012 Instances of Agreement - Kao Yuan Arts Centre, Taiwan
  2012 (solo) Calculated Error - Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
  2012 The New Adventures of Wonder Woman - PS2, Belfast
  2011 Digital Arts in the Gallery - Catalyst Arts, Belfast
  2011 Contemporary Art and the Moving Image - QFT and Galway Arts Centre
  2010 Arrivals - Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
  2010 Futures - Elephant, Los Angeles
  2010 Showreel - Collective Gallery, Edinburgh


  2017 Predictable Contact catalogue essay by Daniel Jewesbury
  2015 Short Films about Learning catalogue essay by Catherine Gander
  2013 Behaviour Setting catalogue essay by Declan Long

  Awards Grants Residencies

  2018 Freelands Artist Programme, Freelands Foundation, London
  2018 Artist in Residence - Gluck50, Milan
  2017 Artist in Residence - NI Science Festival
  2015 Co-Founder Artists' Moving Image Northern Ireland (AMINI)

  2015 Artists' International Development Fund - Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council
  2013 Individual Artists Award - City of Culture, Derry~Londonderry
  2012 Artist Career Enhancement Scheme - Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  2011 Catalyst Arts Archive Committee
  2011 Artist in Residence, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
  2011 Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award - University of Ulster
  2010 Residency Programme - Digital Arts Studios, Belfast
  2009 Andrew Grant Bequest - Edinburgh College of Art


  2012 MFA, University of Ulster, Belfast
  2009 BA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art
  2006 Foundation Studies Art & Design, Belfast Metropolitan College
  2003 BA Accountancy and Finance, Heriot-Watt Univeristy