Martin John Callanan’s artwork has been exhibited and published internationally; he has recently been awarded the prestigious triennial Philip Leverhulme Prize in Visual Art 2014-17, for outstanding research, and in September 2015 awarded Alumnus of the Year for Excellence in Arts by Birmingham City University. Callanan currently works at the Bank of England.
Callanan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication (Photography) from Birmingham City University in 2003 and an MFA in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2005, where he is currently on Research Leave from his role of Teaching Fellow in Fine Art Media, at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and a member of Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA). Callanan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
He is a dual citizen of both United Kingdom and Ireland, and holds an e-Residency for Estonia. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.