Martin Healy was born in London in 1967.
He works predominantly with the mediums of film and photography, exploring the connection between belief systems and perception, and the point at which fact and fiction coalesce in a recorded image or object.
He was awarded the International Studio Programme residency at PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York in 2000/01 and took part in the Artists’ Residency Programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2007. In 2008 he was awarded a residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and he was the recipient of the Temple Bar Gallery & Studios and HIAP-International Residency Exchange award in 2010.
Solo exhibitions include Last Man, Crawford Art Gallery (screening room), Cork (2012); The Inhabitant, Temple Bar Gallery and studios, Dublin (2011); Facsimile, Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage Hall (2011); I want to believe, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2007).
Recent group exhibitions include Into the Light : The Arts Council, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2012); Fata Morgana, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2012); Apposite Extravaganza: Cheating Progress, Exchange House, Galway (2012); Cutting a Door, Eastlinks Gallery, Shanghai (2012); Here’s the Tender Coming, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2011); Its all true, MoronoKiang Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); Terminal Convention, Cork / Liverpool (2011)