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Hallidonto (born Graeme Gerard Halliday, July 28, 1982, Dundee) is a Scottish visual artist and poet based in London, England.


The main focus of Hallidonto’s work is the relationship between human and machine in the context of postmodernism, posthumanism and digital age. He often explores the boundary between reality and simulation, human body and technology and human and inhuman. His drawings, paintings and sculptures are based on the continuous line technique that he later fills in and modifies with ink, paint or using new digital techniques such as 3D printing. The most characteristic elements of his compositions are cyborgs often in poses inspired by classical sacral art and renaissance paintings.


Hallidonto explains his work in his Cyborgia Manifesto. As his main influences he cites the experience of growing up in the shadow of the cold war under a threat of destructive but also glorified technology. His work is affected by his fascination with the aesthetics of the 80s and 90s cartoons, comics and movies. He explores the technology as experienced by the vivid imagination of a child who idolizes superheroes, robots and cyborgs but he also discusses the more malevolent side of the progress in his art. Hallidonto remarked in an interview with  Monica Nicolaides: “My visual vocabulary is a warning for the flesh. “[1]. He introduces the concept of flesh anxiety that his audience should experience through his art. His eclectic style is also influenced by classical art, especially renaissance, the symbolist movement and Japanese cyberpunk.


Hallidonto’s work has been presented during multiple exhibitions and presentations, most notably: "Transcending to the Void", "Halli-Hara exhibition" (2016), "Imagination festival", Central Saint Martins (2017) "Cyborgia Manifesto" (solo exhibition), Joseph Fine Art, Bloomsbury-London (2017) "Next Wave" the Royal society of Birmingham artists (upcoming). He is currently an artist in residency with the Hobs studio.


Hallidonto’s poetry explores similar themes as his visual art. His poems are often dealing with contemporary issues such as body politics or living as a part of the modern society but he often mixes these themes with more classical influences such as Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Mallarmé.


  1. Nicolaides, Monica. "Meet Hallidonto".

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