BEN COVE

 
RECENT WORK
 
WORK INDEX
 
TEXT
 
BIOGRAPHY
 
NEWS
 
CONTACT
 
 
BIOGRAPHY
 
born 1974 - Wiltshire, UK
lives & works in London
 
 
EDUCATION
 
2008   M.F.A. Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London  
2001   B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Painting & Printmaking, Sheffield Hallam University  
1995   B.A. (Hons) Architecture, University of Nottingham  
       
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2015   Modern Language, Peter von Kant Gallery, London >
2015   Ben Cove, Three Works Project Space, Dorset >
2013   Vernacular Hangover, Acme Project Space, London >
2006   Practical Mechanics, Cell Project Space, London >
2004   New Plastic Universal, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester >
2002   Tilted, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds  
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2015   The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (selected by Angela de la Cruz, Nicoletta Fiorucci, Ben Luke, Jake Miller, Daniel Herrmann, Poppy Bowers) >
2015   A Putting Down of Roots, Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, Canada (curated by Kegan McFadden) >
2015   Indefinable Cities, Art Takahashi, Hikone, Japan (curated by Tsukiyo to Syonen, Osaka)  
2015   In Schönheit Auferstehen, Galerie Patrick Ebensberger, Berlin, (curated by Bernd Wurlitzer) >
2015   Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format Gallery, London (curated by playpaint)  
2015   Plane to Line to Point: Ben Cove & Kate Terry, dalla Rosa Gallery, London >
2015   Indefinable Cities, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (curated by Anna Francis)  
2015   Contemporary British Abstraction, SE9 Container Gallery, London (curated by Terry Greene & Matthew Macaulay)  
2015   Demimonde, Amberwood House, London (curated by Slate Projects & Mottahedan Projects) >
2014   Contemporary British Painting - The Priseman Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield  
2014   Paint Britain, Ipswich School of Art Gallery, Ipswich  
2014   Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare Part, Enclave Projects, London (curated by Lucy A. Sames) >
2014   Vulpes Vulpes Open, Vulpes Vulpes, London >
2014   Screen Space, Slate Projects at The Pickle Factory, London (curated by Alex Ball & Alex Meurice) >
2014   East London Painting Prize Shortlist, Strand East, London (selected by Maitreyi Maheshwari, Sarah Elson, Varda Caivano & Matt Price) >
2014   Speaking Space, Collyer Bristow, London (curated by Lucy Day & Eliza Gluckman) >
2014   ( detail ), H Project Space, Bangkok; Transition Gallery, London (curated by Andrew Bracey) >
2013   Crash Open, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (curated by Phillip Allen, Neal Tait & Martin Coomer) >
2013   The Beginning of History, ASC Bond House Gallery, London (curated by Nick Kaplony)  
2013   Discernible, ASC Bond House Gallery, London (curated by ZAP: Rosalind Davis & Annabel Tilley)  
2012   Ha Ha What Does This Represent? Standpoint Gallery, London (curated by Katrina Blannin & Francesca Simon)  
2012   Temples 2 the Domestic, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London (curated by David Ben White & Justin Hibbs)  
2012   Niet Normaal, The Bluecoat, Liverpool (curated by Ine Gervers & Garry Robson)  
2012   T4C British Showcase, CL Projects, Farmers & Merchants Bank, LA, USA (curated by Alexandra Ray)  
2011   Vessel (British Art Show 7 fringe exhibition), KARST, Plymouth (curated by Carl Slater) >
2011   Peering Sideways, PSL, Leeds >
2011   L'Ultima Cena, Refettorio di San Michele, Pescia, Italy (curated by Prof Anne Grebby) >
2011   Re-Covering, Untitled Gallery, Manchester (curated by Mike Chavez-Dawson) >
2010   CUBE Open 2010, CUBE Gallery, Manchester >
2010   Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester (curated by Mike Chavez-Dawson) >
2010   Roaming ROOM, ROOM, London (curated by Sandie Macrae) >
2009   Commissioned Artist - Wirksworth Festival, The Parish Rooms, Derbyshire (curated by David Gilbert) >
2009   Between My Finger and My Thumb, Schwartz Gallery, London (curated by KobetsVasey) >
2009   Creekside Open [Part 1], APT Gallery, London (curated by Jenni Lomax) >
2008   Fluid Foundations, Fieldgate Gallery [offsite at V22], London (curated by Richard Ducker) >
2008   Goldsmiths at DIUS, Whitehall, London (curated by Prof Gera rd Hemsworth) >
2008   Cantilever, Collyer Bristow, London (curated by Lucy Day & Eliza Gluckman)  
2008   SPACE Now, SPACE Gallery, London (curated by Caroline Douglas) >
2007   CUBE Open 2007, CUBE Gallery, Manchester >
2007   Dorian Gray, Vegas Gallery, London >
2007   Public Pages, Dartington College of Art, Totnes >
2006   Celeste Art Prize Finalists, The Old Truman Brewery, London >
2006   New Trends in Painting, The LCB Depot, Leicester (curated by Hugo Worthy)  
2005   Young British Art, The Silesian Castle of Art, Cieszyn, Poland  
2005   N.W. Open Prize [Winner], Art Gene, Barrow, Cumbria (curated by Maddi Nicolson & Stuart Bastik) >
2005   Catapults and High Jinx, London Print Studio Gallery, London  
2003   Thermo 03, The Lowry, Salford (curated by James Hutchinson & Rachel Goodyear)  
2002   Flatlands, Pumphouse Gallery, London (curated by Ben Sadler)  
2001   Bloodstream, Islington Mill, Salford (curated by James Hutchinson & Rachel Goodyear)  
2001   Northern Graduates, Curwen & New Academy Galleries, London  
 
 
RESIDENCIES
 
2015   Troy Town Art Pottery, collaborative work with Emily Speed, Open School East, London >
2006-10   Acme Studios Fire Station Work / Live Residency, London >
2007   Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria  
2003   Yorkshire Art Space, Sheffield  
 
 
AWARDS, PRIZES & COMMISSIONS
 
2015   WW Gallery solo award, highly commended  
2014   East London Painting Prize, shortlisted >
2011   Acme Studios Fire Station Centenary, Site Specific Long-Life Commission in Bow, London >
2008   Goldsmiths MFA Purchase Award  
2008   Acme Studios Fire Station Bursary - 2.5 years studio practice support  
2006   A.H.R.C. Award for Post Graduate study at Goldsmiths, 2 Years MFA Fees & Maintenance  
2006   Arts Council England Awards for Artists for 'Practical Mechanics' solo show  
2006   Celeste Painting Prize, shortlisted  
2005   Art Gene Open Exhibition, first prize  
2004   Arts Council England Awards for Artists for 'New Plastic Universal' solo show  
2002   Arts Council England Awards for Artists for 'Tilted' solo show  
 
 
TEACHING
 
2013   University of Leeds, Visiting Lecturer - BA Fine Art (Artist's Talk)  
2012   Wimbledon School of Art, UAL, Visiting Lecturer - BA Fine Art (Critical Practice Lecture)  
2012   University of Brighton, Visiting Lecturer - BA Fine Art (Artist's Talk)  
2011   Staffordshire University, Visiting Lecturer - BA Fine Art (Artist's Talk & Tutorials)  
2009-10   Winchester School of Art, Visiting Lecturer - BA Fine Art Sculpture (Artist's Talk & Tutorials)  
2009   University of Coventry, Visiting Lecturer - BA Fine Art (Artist's Talk & Exhibition Module Tutor)  
2003-08   Sheffield Hallam University, Visiting Lecturer - BA Fine Art (Staff Sabbatical cover and Tutorials)  
 
 
PUBLICATIONS, MEDIA & PUBLISHED WORK
 
2015   Paintings that do Things (on the work of Ben Cove), essay by George Vasey to accompany Modern Language, solo exhibition at Peter von Kant >
    The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, exhibition catalogue edited by Daniel Herrmann & Poppy Bowers >
    Plane to Line to Point: Ben Cove & Kate Terry, exhibition catalogue with a Q&A with Giovanna Paternó >
    The Financial Times, Recommended Exhibitions: Demimonde at Amberwood House, Jackie Wullschlager  
2014   Contemporary British Painting - The Priseman Seabrook Collection, exhibition catalogue with an essay by Robert Priseman >
    Paint Britain, exhibition catalogue with an essay by Simon Carter >
    (detail) - exhibition catalogue with essays by Andrew Bracey, David Ryan and others - Transition Editions  
    Screen Space - exhibition catalogue with essays by Alex Meurice & Alex Ball >
    East London Painting Prize - exhibition catalogue with an essay Matt Price  
2013   The Acme Fire Station Centenary Publication, Q & A with Julia Lancaster  
    Seven Micro Essays on the Work of Ben Cove (with some historical detours) - essay by George Vasey to accompany Vernacular Hangover solo exhibition >
    Wall Street International, - 'Ben Cove, Vernacular Hangover', Agenda - UK >
    A Small Hiccup - publication to accompany an exhibition curated by George Vasey, launched at Limoncello, London  
2012   Ha Ha What Does This Represent? - exhibition catalogue with an essay by David Ryan >
2011   a-n Magazine - Vessel Exhibition Review, Gabrielle Hoad >
    Project Space Leeds: Peering Sideways - Artists' Exhibition Publication  
    Marginalia, Le Roman du Lievre: Appendix G, (catalogue) Rabbit Rabbit Press, USA  
2008   The Guardian Newspaper - 'SPACE Studio Artists', Martin Argles >
    The Guardian Newspaper - 'Goldsmiths at DIUS', Anthea Lipsett >
2007   a-n Magazine - 'Link-Up Career Day', Melanie Stidolph  
    Building Design Magazine - 'CUBE Gallery Open Review', John Lee  
2006   The Enthusiast Almanac – 2 print-based artworks, Quercus Publishing >
    Celeste Art Prize - exhibition catalogue  
2005   Sirconical - 'Waving at Planes' - album cover, Sirconical/Twisted Nerve Records >
2004   The Guardian Newspaper - 'Preview: Ben Cove, New Plastic Universal', Robert Clark  
    The Guardian Newspaper - 'Pick of the Week: Ben Cove, New Plastic Universal', Jessica Lack  
2003   Resonance FM London - The Zero-K Show Interview, Joyce Akrasi (host)  
2002   The Independent Newspaper - 'Don’t Miss: Ben Cove, Tilted', Maya Palander  
    Channel 4 (UK) - Natural Born Talent: Ben Cove, short film profile, Malcolm Venville (director)  
    Flux Magazine – 'Radar: Ben Cove, Tilted', Daniel Brierley  
   
   
COLLECTIONS
   
Goldsmiths College, Soho House, Priseman-Seabrook, various private & corporate collections in the UK & Europe