Martin John Callanan


Martin John Callanan is an artist and researcher exploring notions of citizenship within the globally connected world. Concerns include information, data, and knowledge.

Martin John Callanan is an artist whose work spans numerous mediums and engages both emerging and commonplace technology. His work has included translating active communication data into music; freezing in time the earth’s water system; writing thousands of letters; capturing newspapers from around the world as they are published; taming wind onto the internet and broadcasting his precise physical location live for over two years.

2011 2011 Extimacy, Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Spain
2010 FutureEverything, Manchester, UK
2010 Idea Store, Whitechapel, London, UK
2010 The World in 100 Years, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2010 How We Became Metadata, IMCC, London, UK
2010 ISEA2010 RUHR, Dortmund, Germany
2010 Collaborators 2, ROOM, London
2010 11 FILE - festival internacional de linguagem eletrônica, Brazil
2010 Web Biennial 10, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Turkey
2009 Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
2009 Space is the Place, ISEA 2009, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Moscow International Film Festival, Russia (screening)
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