Alastair MacLennan has lived and worked in Belfast, N. Ireland since 1975. His achievements as an artist have had a significant influence on performance art, nationally and internationally.
Performing in diverse situations, his work involves political, social and cultural conditions. His actuations seek to fuse interrelations.
His works have been presented by Trace Gallery, Cardiff, as a member of Black Market International, in Europe and America, by the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, by the former Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, by Le Lieu, Quebec, by Bone International Performance Festival, Bern…and through NIPAF, Japan. He represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1997.
His works are in private collections in America, Canada, Italy, Poland, Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales…..and in the public collection of the British Arts Council, England.
He has received support for his works from national and international funding bodies, including the AHRB (Arts and Humanities Research Board, England), Arts Council of N. Ireland, University of Ulster, Belfast, Arts Council of Canada and the Scottish Education Department. He won the Visual Arts Category of the Belfast Arts Award (98) and is a recipient of a London Performance Award for outstanding creative achievement (88), in association with Dance Umbrella and Time Out Magazine.
MacLennan is currently a Research Professor in Fine Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast, an Honorary Fellow at Dartington College of Arts, Devon…..and an Honorary Associate of the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland.