O�Donnell originally from Dublin, moved to Belfast to do a degree in Fine and Applied Art. After a while he completed an M.F.A in Fine Art all obtained from the University of Ulster Belfast.
He is currently an active management committee member in Bbeyond, a performance art organization founded to promote and preserve performance art in Northern Ireland. He has been involved in many international performance art festivals and events both nationally and internationally. Places like Trace intstallaction art space Wales, Mas Gallery Serbia, Le Lieu Quebec, BONE Switzerland, ARES Etna Foundation Romania, Vertigo Alo Iowa U.S.A, Animal Gallery Chile South America.
His work is often of an auto-personal nature using found and made objects. Drawing seems to inform his performances/actions. Installation and video tend to be part of his practice too. He is interested in notions of gender and sexuality. Sometimes his work is ambiguous in meaning, abstract and conceptual
D.O.B 1978 EDUCATION 2006 M.F.A Masters of Fine Art Degree - University of Ulster Belfast, N.Ireland. 2002 B.A Hons Degree-Fine and Applied Art -University of Ulster, Belfast, N.Ireland. 1999 Certificate in Foundation Studies � University of Ulster Belfast, N.Ireland. 1998 N.C.V.A Level 2- Art, Design and Mixed Media. Ballyfermot Senior College Dublin. FORTHCOMING WORKS Bbeyond Simultaneous group action, various locations around Northern Ireland, ongoing monthly meetings. Poland performance event at the Arsenal Gallery 2009 Grace exhibition art space Brooklyn New York, Performance. 2009 FADO- Performance art festival Toronto Canada TBC. China- Drawing exhibition at the 411 Gallery �Drawing Eire� 2009. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
Performance at the Waterloo Centre for the Arts. Workshop with students from the Northern University of Iowa U.S.A
I AM � Polish /Irish Performance art event Belfast at the Black box and Stranmilis University.
�Puerfoperto� Chile South America Collaborative performance �Gravity�- with artist Sinead O�Donnell at the Animal Gallery. Four day workshop with students from the Santiago Art University.
BbeyondSimultaneous group action, various locations around Northern Ireland, ongoing monthly meetings.
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Bbeyond Group Action May 2008, Lower Garfield Street Belfast.
Cavan Arts Festival,Site Specific Actions based in Cavan Town,July 2008
Finnish/Irish Exchange Helsinki and Belfast in association with Bbeyond and La Bas.
Gravity: Collaborative performance with artist Sinead O�Donnell Mermaid arts centre, Bray Co.Wicklow.
Art Trail, Performance in Shandon area Cork as part of Art Trail.
BONE Festival Slaughter House Theatre, Bern Switzerland. Curated by NorbertKlassen.
FIX07 Performance Art Biennial Catalyst Arts.
9th International Multi Media Art FestivalMas Gallery Serbia.
ARES Romanian/Irish Exchange part II. Catalyst Art Belfast and Omagh Art centre.
�Ex-Site�-10 minute Actions Ormeau Park Belfast. Initiated by Artist Sinead O�Donnell and Elina Hartzell. ARTS BIRTHDAY.
CAN 07 Contemporary Art Norwich. Norwich Art Centre Norwich, England. �Rub me up the wrong way�.
CEAD CHINA 411 Gallery, China, Video Installation. April 14th Shanghai/Beijing April 24th /Hangzhou May 12th .
EX-SITE Ongoing Monthly Performance Art Meetings around Northern Ireland with other Belfast Based Artists.
�I Confess I Was There� Golden Thread Gallery Belfast. 5 Years of the Trace install-action art space Cardiff, Wales.
TULCA Visual Art Festival in Galway, Nuns Island. �I just don�t know what to do with myself� version III.
Quebec/Ireland exchange, Black Box Belfast. Organised by Bbeyond Performance art organisation. Being Gay in the G.A.A part II/ High Heel Performance part I.
RencontreInternationale D�art performance De Quebec 2006. Le Lieu Centre en art actuel. Quebec City, Canada. �Liver Frying Performance/N.A.R.T.H/P.A.T.H
Trois-Rivieres (Gallery Atelier Silex) Quebec, Performance exchange In association with Le Lieu Centre en art actuel. �Being Gay in the G.A.A� part I
The Felt Experience Project Catalyst Arts Belfast.Curated by Angie Halliday.
�Felt Experience Project�. Cultural Centre Manila, Philippines as part of the video screened at the Bucket Bark.
ARES: Romanian/Irish exchange: ETNA Foundation St. George Transylvania �lycopene� performance. Site Specific.
ARES: �Dysnoea�, ETNA Foundation Gallery, St.George, Romania
ARES:St.Annes Lake, Transylvania, Romania. Also group action �Marilyn glass action�.
ARES:I just don�t Know what to do with myself�Revolution Square Timisora, Romania and also at the museam of rememberance Timisoara.
Full Bleed Event with Franco B. Colchester arts centre, Essex.
�Liver frying� and �I just don�t know what to do�..�performance.
M.F.A Interim show Golden Thread Gallery Belfast �Liver Frying and Ropes�. Video and Installation.
MA Degree show: University of Ulster, Belfast �Bundle of Sticks� Performance and Installation.
TULCA � Festival of visual art- Nuns island Galway Ireland.
�The Whistle Blower/Liver� Performance.
Relations II � Bbeyond, at Catalyst arts galley Belfast. Irish/Asian exchange.
�No topless bathing Belfast has suffered enough�: La salaNaranja Gallery Valencia Spain. Performance installation.
Limite Tower Botanic Gardens Belfast.Bundle of Sticks :, Performance installation. Organised by Catalyst arts.
Project Gravity: Trace Gallery Cardiff Wales, Collaborative performance with artist Sinead O�Donnell.
SKIP � College Street
Belfast,Organised by Catalyst Arts Belfast.
Virtual Body: Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade. Screening of documentation from I.M.A.F 04 �Concept body, loosing body�.
DYSNOEA �University of Ulster, Belfast Installation space. Performance research.
I.M.A.F � International Multi Media Performance Art Festival Mas Gallery, Serbia and Montenegro.
Gravity � Dartington college of arts, Devon, England Collaborative performance with artist Sinead O�Donnell.
Nature of cruising � Ormeau Park Belfast
Photographic Intervention, investigating gender.
I still Believe � Queen Street Studio�s Belfast Performance and Installation. As part of a residency
Gay Pride, Catalyst Arts Belfast.�Father Figure � Installation.
Wiccan night Grace-n-Groove Bistro Belfast Paper tearing performance.
Anus bible Process Room Queen Street Studio�s Belfast Drawing installation. Process based three week residency.
Target practice � After Jasper Johns, experimental work.
University of Ulster, Belfast, N.Ireland.
National Review of Live Art � Catalyst Art Belfast
Selection Platform. Part 1
National Review of Live Art �
The Arches, Glasgow. Part 2
. Degree show �University of Ulster, Belfast �FILTH�
Food andThe Homoerotic � Grace-n-Groove Belfast
. FIX02 � International Performance Art Biennial, Catalyst art Belfast
N.Ireland. Open Platform.
Gravity �.Queen Street Studio�s and various locations in Belfast,
N.Ireland. Collaborative work with artist Sinead O�Donnell.
�Out Of Context�- Botanic Avenue, Belfast. Intervention.
�Filth�- College Park East,
Performance. �Hide and Seek�- Queens University, Physics Dept. Belfast.Performance and Video
. �Sick Of Waiting�- Arcadia Caf� Gallery, Belfast.Paper and photographic exhibition.
ARES: ETNA Foundation St.George, Transylvania, Romania.
Queen Street Studio�s Belfast,
The Process Room. Queen Street Studio�s Belfast,
Arts Council of Northern Ireland � Travel Award for Serbia and Montenegro I.M.A.F.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland- Travel Award for Serbia.
2008 Arts Council of Northern Ireland-Travel Award for Iowa U.S.A
Santiago Cultural Institute-Chile, South America, For Performance art event and travel expenses.