Martin Seeds is an artist and educator. Drawing from his experience of growing up in Northern Ireland, his practice explores the conflicting experiences of identity, history and culture. Personal narratives, the relationship to place, politics, and conflict are themes that recur and interconnect in his work. 
He has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally - France, USA, UK, Ireland. His work has been featured in the British Journal of Photography, Photoworks, and Creative Review. He has taken part in radio interviews and has been a guest on photography podcasts - The Messy Truth, Nearest Truth.
Recent exhibitions include, Romper Room at Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art, Brighton(2023), The Politics of Place at Photo Museum Ireland, Dublin(2022), Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin(2022), No Place is an Island, Photo 50 at London Art Fair (2022). In 2019 Seeds was nominated and long listed for the 2020 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his solo exhibition Violence Religion Injustice Death at Seen Fifteen Gallery London. 
2024 Stranger than Fiction,  Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, UK
2024 Nervous Lines, Martin Seeds, Felix Shumba, Koop Projects, Brighton, UK 
2023 No Country for Young Men, The Library Project, PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland
2023 A Sudden Vanishing, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, UK
2023 Romper Room, Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art, Dorset Place Gallery
2022 Niagara Falls Projects: Return, Gallery Dodo, Phoenix Art Space
2022 Telling Pictures, University of Brighton Gallery
2022 In Our Image: The Politics of Place, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
2022 Photo Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2022 No Place is an Island, Photo 50 at London Art Fair
2021 No Country For Young Men, solo exhibition,  Seen Fifteen, London
2020 Photo London
2020 Hurry Up Please Its Time, Seen Fifteen
2020 With Monochrome Eyes, Borough Road Gallery, London
2019 - Violence Religion Injustice Death, Seen Fifteen, London
2019 - Peckham 24, Copland Park, Peckham, London
2019 - The BREXIT Shop, Format Festival. Derby, UK
2018 - Masks, Sluice HQ, London UK
2018 - New Works, Niagara Falls Projects, Brighton, UK
2017 - Assembly, Irish Culture Centre with Seen Fifteen, Paris, France
2016 - Assembly, The Regency Town House Brighton, UK
2016 - Assembly,  University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK
2015 - Alternative Ulster,  PhotoMonth London Photo Festival, London UK
2015 - Alternative Ulster,  Cork Photo Festival, Ireland.
2014 - Selected works: Alternative Ulster / I have troubles[...],  Vantage Point, Brighton, UK
2014 - 5 studies of Tim, Create Gallery, Brighton, UK
2014 - Residency exhibition,  Woodstock, Ulster Country, New York, USA
2014 - Birds Over Stormont publication,  Tokyo Institute of Photography, Japan
2012 - Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed, The Photographers Gallery, London UK
Curated Projects at Niagara Falls Projects
2023 - Niagara Falls Projects: Return, a group show of 17 artists
2020 - The Streets Where Fox's Hide, Reinis Lismanis
2019  - Evil Rises, Niagara Falls, Ashley Beachey, Sean Birnie, Richard Jed Butler, Bob Visser.
2019 - New Alchemy,  Jure Kastelic 
2019 - Not the Dead Spit, Sophie Barber & Georgia Hayes 
2018 - New Works, Martin Seeds
2018 - Ideal-I, Alexander Glass & James William Murray
2018 - Celestial Body, Spiritual Earth Joseph Long
2018 - Is this wet p*$$¥ remix no get enemy, nothing like this love that I’m feeling, Irvin Pascal
2017 - E2 - E4, Jacob Clayton
2017 - She, Melissa Campbell
No Country For Young Men, Self Published, 2020
Birds Over Stormont, Self Published, 2013
Where Will You Spend Eternity. Vol.1, Self-Published, June 2011
Selections, Awards, Nominations
2022 - New Irish Works selected artist, Photo Ireland
2019 - Long listed for the 2020 Deutsche Börse  Photography Prize
2018 - Danny Wilson Memorial Award – Professionals Choice
2017 - Magnum Graduate Award Winner
2015 - Magnum Graduate Photography Award Nomination
2014 - Brighton Photo Fringe Danny Wilson Memorial Award, Short listed
2014 - Artist residency in New York at AIR Byrdcliffe
2011  - Wallpaper* 2011 Graduate Directory
- Tom Buckeridge Photography Prize
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