Seamus Harahan grew up in London and East Tyrone
and lives and works in Belfast. His practice is video, film, installation and sound based. His work is exhibited and screened nationally and internationally. He was artist in residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2015 and recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists in 2009. He represented Northern Ireland in the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. He won the 2015 Jarman Award.
Seamus Harahan’s films record the urban environment. Filming marginal lives in Belfast, he suggests alternative ways of viewing the world around us. He not only documents the lived environment, but transforms it into something new and unfamiliar. He has described his way of working as ‘an absent minded gaze in response to the world… a benign voyeurism—ponderous and wondering—locating yourself, locating others.’