Michael Hanna completed his MFA at the University of Ulster in 2012 and recently undertook residencies at the Golden Thread Gallery and Digital Arts Studios in Belfast. He graduated with BA (Hons) in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Hanna has been involved in exhibitions in the UK and internationally including 'Futures' at Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles and 'Instances of Agreement' at the Kao Yuan Arts Centre in Taiwan.
Hanna is currently Artist in Residence at the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown where he will have a solo exhibition in Autumn 2013 as part of the Arts Council's ACES programme.
Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast was the venue for his first solo exhibition 'Calculated Error'. This project was an exploration of intentional mistakes where eschewing common sense led to personal repercussions. Funding had been secured in advance to rectify each pre-planned mistake. It exists as a multi-part installation made up of photographs, objects and supplementary texts. Other recent work has taken a range of forms including acoustic and video installation, photography and sculpture.