Dr. Mick O’Hara

Michael O’Hara is an artist and a researcher at GradCAM (Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media). He is Assistant Lecturer in Sculpture at the Technological University Dublin and is an Associate Researcher at GradCAM with both the Aesthetics and Digital Studies Seminar groups. His research is concerned with the relationship between digital technologies and perception and the impact of such on embodied existence. Specifically he is interested in how new digital technologies mediate object relations and production and the resulting effects on political and social discourses.Mick O’Hara is a DIT Fioraigh Scholar (2015-2022)- Supervised by Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick.

Research Output


Date                Information
Forthcoming 2018 “The Ontological question of Exteriorization” Digital Studies Journal,Book Chapter,


Forthcoming 2018 Michael O’Hara & Connell Vaughan “‘Caveman stuff’: Ireland’s Soccer Struggle with Identity, Style, and Success”, The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective;Book Chapter.



Date From – To Information
 Forthcoming June 2018 “The Algorithmic Regime: Decoding the digital image”The Inhuman Gaze Conference

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 Rue des Irlandais, 75005, Paris


Forthcoming June 2018 “A Post-Digital Aesthetics of the Inhuman Gaze: Reflections on I See Birds Flying Over the White House”The Inhuman Gaze Conference

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 Rue des Irlandais, 75005, Paris

November 2017 “Club versus Country: Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism in the Contemporary Game” 

The Football Collective Annual Conference

University College Limerick

July 2017  “The spectre of Mourinho and the measure of success; Most goals scored, least goals conceded. Not Total Football but TOTAL SUCCESS!” 

“The Beautiful Game” Workshop

Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA.

Exhibitions & Art Outputs

Date From – To          Information
October 2017 “I See Birds Flying Over the White House” Performance with The Aesthetics Group 

Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale


November 2016 PhylumSolo Exhibition, Signal Art Gallery.



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