Approved: 16.08.2006

Ben Cove

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Born in 1974, Ben Cove grew up in Manchester and currently lives and works in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with an MFA in 2008 having previously completed undergraduate degrees in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University in 2001 and Architecture at The University of Nottingham in 1995. Since 2001 he has exhibited widely and his solo exhibitions include Modern Language

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Residencies, Private commissions, Commissioning
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture, Text
 

Biography

Born in 1974, Ben Cove grew up in Manchester and currently lives and works in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with an MFA in 2008 having previously completed undergraduate degrees in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University in 2001 and Architecture at The University of Nottingham in 1995. Since 2001 he has exhibited widely and his solo exhibitions include Modern Language at Peter von kant, London, Vernacular Hangover at the Acme Project Space, London, Practical Mechanics at Cell Project Space, London and New Plastic Universal at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. He has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Goldsmiths Warden's MFA Purchase Award, several Arts Council Awards for Artists and an Acme Studio's bursary as part of a 4 year live / work residency at the Fire Station in Bow, London. In addition to studio work and residencies, he has taught and given lectures at various universities across the UK. 

CV & Education

Education

2010 - PG Cert in Higher Education (Teaching), Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL, London

2008 - MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London

2001 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

1995 - BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Nottingham, Nottingham

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - Modern Language, Peter von Kant Gallery, London

2013 - Vernacular Hangover, Acme Project Space, London

2006- Practical Mechanics, Cell Project Space, London

2004 - New Plastic Universal, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2002 - Tilted, LMU Gallery, Leeds

 

Group Exhibitions

2015 The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2015 A Putting Down of Roots, Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, Canada

2015 Indefinable Cities, Art Takahashi, Hikone, Japan

2015 In Schönheit Auferstehen, Galerie Patrick Ebensberger, Berlin

2015 Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format Gallery, London

2015 Plane to Line to Point: Ben Cove & Kate Terry, dalla Rosa Gallery, London

2015 Indefinable Cities, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

2015 Contemporary British Abstraction, SE9 Container Gallery, London

2015 Demimonde, Amberwood House, London

2014 Contemporary British Painting - The Priseman Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield 

2014 Paint Britain, Ipswich School of Art Gallery, Ipswich 

2014 Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare Part, Enclave Projects, London 

2014 Vulpes Vulpes Open, Vulpes Vulpes, London

2014 Screen Space, Slate Projects at The Pickle Factory, London

2014 East London Painting Prize Shortlist, Strand East, London 

2014 Speaking Space, Collyer Bristow, London 

2014 ( detail ), H Project Space, Bangkok; Transition Gallery, London 

2014 Signal Over Noise / Don't Split the Focus, Pictorem, London 

2013 - Crash Open, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London

2013 - Discernible, ASC, London

2012 - Diamond Armour, Article Gallery, University of Birmingham

2012 - First Come First Served, Lion & Lamb Gallery, London

2012 - Ground Control, Elements Gallery, Bath

2012 - Ha Ha What Does This Represent?, Standpoint Gallery, London

2012 - Man & Dog, Jiq Jaq Gallery, London

2012 - Niet Normaal, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

2012 - Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2012 - T4C British Showcase, CL Projects, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Los Angeles, USA

2012 - Temples 2 the Domestic, Clifford Chance, London

2012 - Zeitgeist Open, ASC, London

2011 - L'Ultima Cena, Refettorio di San Michele, Pescia, Italy

2011 - Peering Sideways, PSL - Project Space Leeds, Leeds

2011 - Re-Covering, Untitled Gallery, Manchester

2011 - Vessel (British Art Show 7 fringe), George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth

2010 - CUBE Open 2010, CUBE Gallery , Manchester

2010 - Print Now, BearSpace Gallery and London Art Fair, London

2010 - Roaming ROOM, ROOM Gallery, London

2010 - Spirit Level 010, Go Modern, London

2010 - Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester

2009 - Between My Finger and My Thumb, Schwartz Gallery, London

2009 - Commissioned Artist - Wirksworth Festival, Parish Rooms, Wirksworth

2009 - Compound, August Art, London

2009 - Creekside Open [Part 1 - Jenni Lomax selection], APT Gallery, Deptford, London

2009 - Le Roman Du Lievre: Marginalia, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, USA

2008 - Cantilever, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

2008 - Goldsmiths Showcase, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Whitehall Offices, London

2008 - Fluid Foundations, Fieldgate Gallery [offsite], London

2008 - SPACE Now!, SPACE Gallery, London

2008 - Without You It's Nothing, Cockpit Arts, London

2007 - Dorian Gray, Vegas Gallery, London

2007 - Public Pages, Dartington School of Art, Totnes

2006 - Celeste Art Prize, Truman Brewery, London

2006 - New Trends in Painting Since 2000, The City Gallery, Leicester

2005 - Catapults and High Jinx, London Print Studio Gallery, London

2005 - Young British Art, The Castle of Art, Cieszen, Poland

2003 - Flatlands, Pumphouse Gallery, London

2003 - Thermo 03, The Lowry, Manchester

2001 - Bloodstream/Sho1, Islington Mill, Salford

2001 - Northern Graduates, Curwen and New Academy Galleries, London

Residencies

2015 Troy Town Art Pottery, collaborative work with Emily Speed, Open School East, London

2010 - Acme Studios Fire Station Residency/Bursary, Acme Fire Station, London

2007 - Art Gene - 2 month Research and Development, Art Gene, Barrow, Cumbria

2003 - Yorkshire Art Space / Art House Residency, Persistence Works, Sheffield

Competitions, prizes and awards

2008 - Warden's Purchase Award, Goldsmith's College, London

2006 - Celeste Art Prize - Finalist, The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

2005 - North West Open Prize - Winner, Art Gene, Barrow, Cumbria

Teaching

2013 - Visiting Lecturer, University of Leeds

2012 - Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton

2012 - Visiting Lecturer, Wimbledon School of Art, London

2011 - Visiting Lecturer, Staffordshire University

2010 - Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art

2009 - Visiting Lecturer, University of Coventry

2003 - Visiting Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University

Site Specific

2011 - Acme Studios Fire Station Centenary, Site Specific Long-Life Commission, Acme Fire Station, Bow, London