Hugh O’Donnell b.1978 Dublin and studied art, design and mixed media at Ballyfermot Senior College Dublin obtaining N.C.V.A Level 2 qualification to progress to third level education. O’Donnell then completed an degree in sculpture and a master’s degree (M.F.A) in fine art all from the University of Ulster Belfast.
O’Donnell practice is abstract in essence but he draws inspiration/idea’s and tries to be pro-active in protest through his work which is informed by human rights/sexuality/gender/disability. O’Donnell’s practice is mainly performance art/drawings/installation. O’Donnell’s work is auto-personal in nature and has been exhibited and funded by many different art galleries and organisations like: LAB gallery Dublin, Catalyst Art Belfast, IMAF Serbia, Arsenal Gallery Bialystok Poland, Water Loo Centre for the Arts Iowa U.S.A, Animal Gallery Santiago Chile, Performance Space London U.K to name but a few. He has made work site-specifically, in galleries, non-profits and unusual spaces.
O’Donnell has done many residencies and has facilitated many workshops globally. He has completed many commissions and has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland & Ireland and also the British Council & The Austrian Council for the Arts Linz Austria and The Chilean Cultural Centre, Santiago Chile.