Ben Jones

Artist, Curator, Writer, Researcher, Gallery educator

I am an artist, curator, writer and PhD researcher interested in collaborative and collective practice using web-based work, video, drawing and animation to examine how digital media can act as a place for discussion and debate to enable collective action within communities. My artistic and curatorial practice deals with how the reality we live in is constructed by media, where there are many different beliefs, which can be accepted, rejected or modified. I am interested in the disintegration of traditional social discussion and debate (counter/ public spheres), due to media saturation, and how it now manifest's itself in many new and technological ways. I have exhibited, curated projects locally, nationally and internationally gaining commissions as well as working with communities and in schools on socially engaged projects. I have worked for a variety of different organisations from an artist run studio and gallery to a large contemporary gallery in a number of different roles. read full statement

Location Gateshead, North East
Activities Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning projects / programmes, Community arts, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Critical writing, Creative writing, Curating, Gallery education, Project management, Evaluation, Web technology, Film-making, Photographic documentation
Artforms Curatorial project, Education project, Film & Video, Participatory, Research

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