Michael Hanna

PS² Freelands Artist Programme (2018-2020)

MICHAEL HANNA is an artist based in Belfast. Hanna completed a BA in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (2009) and an MFA at the University of Ulster (2012). His work takes a wide range of forms including text, video and immersive site-specific installation. Through this work, he uses affective experience to explore connections between psychology, physicality and society. His current project examines utopian ideologies through representations in fiction and their real-world manifestations.

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 Looking Backward at PS2, Belfast. He is a co-founder of AMINI, an artist-led initiative for the promotion and critical discussion of artists’ moving image in Northern Ireland.

Website: www.michaelhanna.org

Instagram: @michael_hanna