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    Mel O’Callaghan

    Part-time Faculty, First Year

    IMG - Mel OCallahan

    Mel O’Callaghan is an artist, architect, gallery director and university lecturer who has lived in Paris since 2007. Her art practice and research focuses on processual behavior and ritual gesture in contemporary art and design. She works in a conceptual and cross-disciplinary nature with a particular focus on new technologies. Her works have been exhibited in Museums and art and video Biennales internationally. She has been commissioned to produce a significant installation and performance work for the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014. In 2013 she has opened and will co-direct a contemporary commercial art gallery in Paris. Her work is represented by Galerie Allen, Paris and Belo-Galsterer Galerie in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Since 2002 Mel has been a lecturer in design studies, visual communications and interior architecture at the University of Technology Sydney and The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She has worked in many exciting and progressive programs such as Design Futures: Creative Technologies; Strategic Design Management; Design Differences: Intercultural Asia and Design Arguments: Making Theories and has been a guest lecturer at The American University of Paris in Museology and Gendered Space.