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Mel O’Callaghan

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Mel O’Callaghan

Born in 1975 in Sydney, Australia. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Through extensive research, involving experts from fields such as oceanography, microbial ecology, musicology, and psychology, Mel O’Callaghan interweaves art and science. Her videos and performances examine our relationship with nature, rituals, and notions of resistance. Favoring an art form that is experiential, the artist focuses on the body and its transformation. She frequently investigates sites that are said to have remained unchanged since the emergence of life, examining the human condition through the complexity of places.

Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2023; Carriageworks, Sydney, 2022; Samstag Museum, Adelaide, 2022; UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 2020; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2019; Artspace, Sydney, 2019; National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, 2018; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2017.

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