John O’Shea is a UK based artist working with unconventional materials and social structures to create new and experimental approaches to art-making. He is also responsible for Out of Play, a totally new programme of art, technology and learning embedded across the National Football Museum, supported by Arts Council England.

His works bring together cultural phenomena such as law, biological science, the food industry, sport, infrastructure and emerging technology. He uses art as a tool to make unlikely scenarios manifest as concrete reality and works across many media forms to reveal hidden stories about the world in which we live.

In 2011/12 he worked as artist in residence at University of Liverpool Clinical Engineering Research Unit on a Wellcome Trust funded project "Pigs Bladder Football" where he created the world's first bio-engineered football - grown from living pig bladder cells.

John O'Shea's work has been presented nationally and internationally including Liverpool Biennial, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Abandon Normal Devices, St. Etienne Design Biennale, Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences and Transitio_MX05 Biomediations, Mexico City. In 2013 he was awarded the first artist residency at the new MediaCityUK site in Salford, UK (home to the BBC).

He has been featured in Wired and the BBC.