Michael Hanna

Calculated Error (Buy Snake Oil) (2020)

Snake oil, bottle, cardboard box

14cm x 30cm x 19cm

Courtesy of the artist


Michael Hanna completed a BA in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and an MFA at the University of Ulster in 2012. He has exhibited in group exhibitions in the UK and internationally including Multiplicity at NURTUREart, New York and Quicksilver at Freelands Foundation, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Short Films about Learning at Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, and Looking Backward at PS 2, Belfast. He is a co- founder of AMINI, an artist led initiative for the promotion and critical discussion of artists’ moving image in Northern Ireland.

Other international exhibitions have included 'Futures' at Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles and 'Instances of Agreement' at the Kao Yuan Arts Centre in Taiwan. Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast was the venue for his first solo exhibition 'Calculated Error'. This piece forms part of that project, an ongoing series of intentional mistakes by the artist. Each time the work is shown, a new mistake is commissioned. For the most recent exhibition the curator Edy Fung funded the purchase of a bottle of snake oil.