Approved: 16.08.2006

Ben Young

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Ben is interested in a crisis of male identity. A critique that often starts with his own arrested development and which is therefore often sited within the family unit.
Ben lived with his maternal grandmother, Blue Granny, for a year during his time at Goldsmiths and for the two years of study at the RCA.
A desire to understand how things work is channelled into constructions of its antithesis,

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  • Location: Newcatle upon Tyne, North East
  • Artforms: Film & video
  • Tags: installation
 

Artist Statement

Ben is interested in a crisis of male identity. A critique that often starts with his own arrested development and which is therefore often sited within the family unit. Ben lived with his maternal grandmother, Blue Granny, for a year during his time at Goldsmiths and for the two years of study at the RCA. A desire to understand how things work is channelled into constructions of its antithesis, magic. A smoke and mirrors approach to moving image art. Ben is currently developing a new project 'Space Artist'.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2006 - MA, Photography, RCA 1999 - BA (Hons), Fine Art, Goldsmiths College Group exhibitions 2009 - (....), Galleria Omphalos, Terlizzi, Bari, Italy 2008 - Ben Young, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton 2007 - AirVideo3, AirSpace gallery, Stoke on Trent 2007 - Ben Young and Ruth Ewan, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland 2007 - Media Attention, G39, Cardiff 2006 - No Man is an Island, Hackney Empire, London 2006 - PLUG, White Space, County Hall Gallery, London 2005 - Gone in 60 seconds, Gallery by the Lake, Southwark Park, London 2005 - La Lenteur (Slowness), RCA, London 1999 - Group Show, Samtidskunstforum, Oslo, Norway