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
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.
MacLennan „Own Won Now“ British School of Rome, Italy 2007
performed at undisclosed territoy#2, Photo: Jauhari (Lemah Putih) 2008
performed at undisclosed territoy#2, Photo: Jürgen Fritz (Lemah Putih)