Seamus Harahan’s practice encompasses video, film, sound and installation. Many of his works do not aim for a conventional narrative and are edited together with “collected songs and fragments of fragmented history”. From 1996 to 1998 Harahan was the director of Catalyst Arts Belfast during which time he undertook a residency at IMMA with Catalyst Arts. Harahan has won multiple awards, including the prestigious Film London Jarman Award in 2015, and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists in 2009.
Recent select screenings and exhibitions include: citizen screening, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, (2017); Both together, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, (2016); Fact or Fiction, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2015; 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival (Jury Award, 2014); Cold Open / Before Sunrise, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2014); Assembly, A survey of Recent Artists’ Films and Video in Britain 2008-13, Tate Britain, London (2013–2014). In 2005, Harahan represented Northern Ireland at the 51st Venice Biennale. His work is held in both public and private collections.
21 Aug – 26 Sep 2018
Seamus Harahan’s Production Residency was nominated by the Douglas Hyde Gallery in support of new work for Harahan’s exhibition.
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