About

Benjamin Deakin (b.1977) lives and works in London. He studied at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design respectively, gaining an MA in Fine Art in 2006. 

Recent exhibitions include: Reimagining Nowhere: The William Morris Society, London (2019); Betwixt and Between: Arthouse1: London (2019); Contemporary British Painting Prize, 2018, Huddersfield Art Gallery; Subsumed, St Marylebone Crypt, London; Defining Structure, The Cello Factory, London. Seeking News From Nowhere, The Concept Space, London (2018) We are Building a New World, Studio 1.1, London, (2017) Making the Nature Seen, Tannery Projects, London (2016) and Screen, Turps Gallery, London (2015). 

A survey of his recent work entitled Reimagining Somewhere and Nowhere with an accompanying essay by Stephen Baycroft was published in 2019.

Key to Deakin’s artistic interests are his experiences from various travels to remote parts of the world. In 2013 he spent three months cycling through the Andes visiting ancient Inca and Wari ruins. He was recently awarded an artists residency at PADA studios, Lisbon, 2018. Previous residencies include: Joya Art+Ecologica, Andalucia, Spain (2017); Listhus, Olafsfjordur, Iceland (2015); The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (2008), University of Kathmandu, Nepal (2005), Hospitalfield Trust, Arbroath, Scotland (2002).

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