ARTIST | Filmmaker

Heather M. O’Brien


An artist and filmmaker based in Beirut. Her work aims to unravel the contradictions of capitalist desire within domestic space. She seeks to build encounters that consider how images, time and space differ, particularly in relationship to memory and the making of nationalistic identities. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles and was a participant in the Creative Practices Program at the International Center of Photography, New York. She has been awarded artist residencies with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Marble House Project, Santa Fe Art institute, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. From 2017 – 2019 she is an artist fellow with the Sommerakademie Paul Klee in Bern.


dyad gaze (Film Still)

Duration: 26 minutes, 2019