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**Project announcement**


‘Les Residus du Vide’ is an award winning* forthcoming project set in an abandoned synagogue in rural Alsace, France.

The project brings together history, politics and architecture in the context of a building that will be a Mayan Temple of the future. It will also open up a contemporary art installation to a population who would otherwise find it difficult to access.

If you would like to support the project directly please contact

For regular updates click the facebook link below.

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Project Partners:

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* “La Dînée” (Februrary 2017)

4 February 2017

La Dînée

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Presentation for funding for an upcoming project taking place in an rural abandoned synagogue in Alsace, France.

“La Dînée” is an event and micro-finance initiative that selects projects through a jury of art industry proffessionals including gallery owners, museum curators and collectors.

Organised by accélérateur de particules




24 November 2016 – 18 January 2017


Regionale 17

Private View, 1500 Saturday 26th November

Annual art event taking place in a number of galleries, cultural centres and museums of contemporary art across France, Germany and Switzerland.

Cargo, St. Johanns-Rheinweg 46, 4056 Basel, Switzerland







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Opening 19 March @ 18.00

Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy

Selected finalist to show at the 10th edition of Arte Laguna. From 7000 applications received.

Selectors include: Vasili Tzereteli (Director of Moscow Museum of Modern Art); Simone Verde (Art historian/ Abu Dhabi’s Louvre); Sabrina Van Der Ley (Director of Contemporary Art, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo); Miguel Amado (Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art); Denis Curti (Artistic director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and of the Capri Photography Festival); Enrico Fontanari (Professor of Urban and Landscape Design at IUAV University, Venice); Suad Garayeva (Curatorial director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Azerbaijan); Bettina Von Dziembowski (Director of the Springhornhof Foundation, Neuenkirchen, Germany);  Igor Zanti (curator and critic); Anna Bernardini (artistic director of the Museum at Villa and Collectzione Panza); Barbara Boninsegna (Artistic director of CentraleFies, Trento);

more information






IEAA Award, Dubai

Shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist’s Award, in association with World Art Fair, Dubai

Selectors include: Johanna Suo (Director, TAG Bxl Gallery, Belgium and Co-founder of Arts Lab Brussels, Belgium); Vincenzo Pezzella (Artistic Coordinator, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels)

More information

Order exhibition catalalogue here

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23 – 27 September

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Shortlisted for the Bloom Award held at the converging art show in Cologne, Germany.

Halls 1 and 2 of the Koelnmesse (Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne).


Selected from 1500 entries.

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11 June – 5 July (London)

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Selected and curated by Richard Deacon from 2100 entries.

Open Thursday to Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm

APT Gallery, Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, London, SE8 4SA




16 May – 28  June (Chelltenham, UK)

The Open West

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Private View 1830, 15th May

Selected from 1400 entries.

Also among seven other artists selected to present a talk about their work 10am – 5pm on Saturday 23 May.

The Wilson Gallery, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT





Les Ateliers Ouverts, Strasbourg

16/17/23/24 May

One of twelve artists selected from 400 entries by head curator at ‘Arte’, Nicoletta Torcelli






6 – 28 December (Frankfurt, Germany)

Solo show


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Private view 5pm, 6th December. Introductory talk by art historian Dr. Eva Bambach.

Containing most recent work including site specific installations and manipulated photography that looks into social contexts of digital environments.

Remise beim Alten Amtsgericht gallery, Zwingenberg, Germany.

Press review 



23 October – 17th January (London)


Private view 23 October 18.30 – 20.30


Recently completed work has been selected by a jury to be included in this year’s Shape Open exhibition which considers the notion of visibility. Selected by Yinka Shonibare.

Shape Gallery, 150 The Street, Westfield Stratford City, London, E20 1EJ



10th – 27th October (Wells, UK)

Wells Art Contemporary 2014


Recently completed installation has been hand selected by Richard Wentworth for inclusion in this exhibition.

Also on the panel were Prof. Anita Taylor (founder of the Jerwood prize), Donald Smith (artist/ curator/ director of Chelsea Space)

Wells & Mendip Museum,  8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UE



6th – 29th June 2014 (London)

Verve Sculpture Prize 2014 


Ben’s work has been selected to be exhibited alongside Carol Peace and two other finalists.

Open to the public on 6th, 7th, 8th from 11am-5pm, thereafter viewings by appointment only.

The Private View will be held from 6pm – 9.30pm on Thursday 5th June.

@ Loud and Western, Broughton Road, London, SW6 2LE






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‘Nesta Artist’s Showcase’

Two installations selected by Nesta for the front of house gallery space at their headquarters in central London

1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE












November 22 – December 7


‘Je Crise, Tu Crise, Nous Luttons’ 

Médiathèque/ Theâtre du Jarnisy

16A avenue du Général Patton, 54800 Jarny, France

Curated by Le Mètre Carré











1 October – 30 November

‘Nour Festival of Arts’

Arts and culture festival at various venues in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea including the V&A, Royal Albert Hall, Leighton House Museum and the Mosaic Rooms.


Sculpture commissioned for the launch of the festival

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London, SW3 5EE

Press release here












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Vernissage: 30 June @ 5pm

Solo Show

(including an open air concert with musicians from the Strasbourg Philarmonic Orchestra)

Curated by Kartier Nord, Strasbourg, France

The Glass Pavillion

Parc Henri-Louis Kayser

Robertsau, Strasbourg, 67000








8 March – 28 April, 2013 (UK)

‘Aesthetica Art Prize’ 

Opening times: 10am – 5pm

Venue: York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

‘[ ]~ No. 7′ was selected for this show by artist Kate McGuire.

“…Selected from over 3000 entries, Ben earned his place in the Aesthetica Art Prize with an innovative and outstanding submission…[the prize] showcases Ben’s work alongside other international rising stars of the art world in a major event…World renowned British sculptor and Art Prize judge Kate MccGwire was impressed by the level of talent exhibited this year and is confident that we’ll be seeing more of these artists in the future…”

Press release in full here




March 2013

Following his inclusion in Aesthetica’s ’100 Contemporary Artists’ Ben was interviewed by the magazine.

You can view the full version of the interview here

You can find further information about the catalogue  here




6 – 16th February, 2013 (UK)


As part of the Edinburgh Iranian Culture Festival 2013borders

View exhibtion video here


Time: 11:00-19:00
Venue: Art’s Complex Gallery, St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE, Gallery 1 (3rd Floor)
Entry: FREE Admission

Opening Night: 6th Feb @ 18.30 – 21.30

Closing Night: 16th Feb @ 18.00 – 20.00

I’ll be exhibiting ‘The Universe in our Place’ a new sculpture recently completed