Artist and Theorist
Martin O’Brien is an artist and theorist. He received Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding for his PhD at the University of Reading and he has contributed to several books.
Martin O’Brien’s live art practice uses physical endurance, disgust and pain-based practices to explore the meaning of being born with a life threatening disease (cystic fibrosis) by confronting others’ responses to illness.
His performance work has been presented throughout the UK, Europe and the US.