Martin O’Brien’s work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation. Martin has been commissioned and funded by the Live Art Development Agency, Arts Council England, The Arts Catalyst, Midlands Art Centre, and the British Council. He has presented work in Britain, the USA, and widely throughout Europe. He was artist in residence and now an associate artist of ]performancespace[, London and is currently an Artsadmin Bursary Artist.
He has regularly collaborated with the pioneering performance artist Sheree Rose including during his time as artist in residence at ONE Archive, USC in LA in 2015. Martin was awarded a PhD at the University of Reading and is a visiting lecturer at several UK Universities. He has published on his own work and on others and has been written about in several books and journals.