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.