Born in London, raised in East Tyrone and based in Belfast since the 1990s, Seamus Harahan’s recent works, including Cold Open and Your Smiling Face, have been selected for international festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan), where he won a jury prize.
Included in Assembly, Tate Britain’s survey of artists’ moving image, his work has also been exhibited in museums and galleries such as Collective, Edinburgh, MuHKA, Antwerp and The Armory, New York.
Seamus Harahan represented Northern Ireland at the 51st Venice Biennale 2005 and is shortlisted for the 2015 Jarman Award.
Seamus Harahan presents Fucking Finland, an anthology of films freshly completed for his Festival commission. The series takes its name from graffiti daubed across a Hanko Finland Ferry Terminal toilet cubicle door and explores cultural chinks, links, and aberrations on the periphery of Europe.