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Ben Cain

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(b. 1975 Leeds, Lives and works in London )

Education

2000: MA Jan van Eyck Akademie. Post Graduate Centre for Art, Design and Theory. Maastricht, NL.
1997: BA Interactive arts. (First Class Hons.) Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Inc. research on Arts Education in UK.
1996: Fine Art. Barcelona School of Art, Spain.
1995: Fine Art. Cardiff Institute of Art and Design, Wales.

Solo Show

2015:
Companions, The Grundy, Blackpool, Curated by Rose Lejuene
Finger, Figure, Finger, Figure, Finger, Figure, Tenderpixel, London

2014:
A Stage Before, Supplement, London

2013:
The Pleasure Centre. Great Central, Leicester, UK. Curated Eric Rosoman.

2011:
Commission for site-specific in-store works across Europe, for company 'EXKI'. Brussels.
Residency / Presentation. Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway.
Space, Time, Effort. Gallery Vela, London.
Work, Doing, Done, Work, Doing, Done. Supplement Gallery, London.
The Other Workshop. New commission. Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury.

2009:
Permanent installation (commission). Mini-Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Poster project for public spaces in Dubrovnik. Art Radionica Lazareti, Dubrovnik.
The Making of the Means. Wiels centre for contemporary art, Brussels, Belgium. (Catalogue)

2008:
'A Figure Walks Out of a Wall'. Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK.

2007:
'No End to the Era'. Associates gallery, London.
'Every Time You Turn Your Back'. Bukovac Gallery, Cavtat, Croatia.
'Tell Them Something'. Architects Association, Zagreb, Croatia.

2006:
'Spy's and Subjects'. Installation at Notice Gallery, London.
'Score for Complex Scene'. Installation. (acting as co-curator and artist). PM Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia. (Catalogue)

2005:
'On Watching and Recording'. Video Installation. For 'Insert'; Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb. (Catalogue)
'Psychometrics'. Sound/Video installation. (acting as co-curator and artist). Gallery SC, Zagreb. (Catalogue)
'A-Z of a Square'. Public Art Commission from Zagreb Museum of Modern Art. (sound work produced on 7" vinyl

2004:
'Third Part'. Stage, actors, script, video, still images. Gliptoteka, zagreb, HR.

2003:
'It Started as a Fiction'. Video installation. 60 min b/w video, wall drawing. Poster (ed. 500),
'If Fiction Was', writing, characters, mirrors. Glass Box Gallery, Manchester, UK.
'Event- Writing', furniture, performance, Fordham Gallery, Whitechapel, London.

2001:
'Discussion Room and Presentation Room' for public art proposal. Belgrade Cultural Centre.
Belgrade, Serbia.

Group Exhibition

2015:
Open Source, London. Curated by Gareth Bell-Jones.
The Living Room 2. Temporary space in New Cross, London.
Book of Burning Matches, ME COLLECTORS ROOM BERLIN / OLBRICHT FOUNDATION, Berlin.
Radio City, Tate Britain.
My Vocabulary Did This To Me, South London Gallery.

2014:
Great Undoing. 54th Annale, Poreč, Croatia.
Inverted House, Museum of Modern Art Belgrade. In cooperation with Tate Modern.
Rest. Lion and Lamb Gallery, London.
A New Reality, The Tetley. (Series of new works – all commission).
Artist's contribution to book entitled Sculpture as Performance, pub. Swiss Institute, Milan.
Artist's contribution to March Issue of Art Review.
MiArt Art Fair, Milan, Italy.
Work into Stone into Work into Stone, Trykkeriet Gallery, Bergen, Norway. (Commission and residency).

2013:
Dienstag abend at THE MEWS, London.
Cards. New commission (internet-based). Commissioned by Performance as Publishing.
(Commission)
Sound Spill. Zabludowicz Times square, New York, USA. Curated by Thom O'nions and Richard Sides.
Platform : In the Making. Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK.
Words to be Spoken Aloud, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK.
YEAR 2013. Artist's contribution (with Vincent Honoré) to publication. Published in Brussels by Komplot.
Missing Image (with Sinisa Ilić and Tina Gverović). Fordham Gallery, London.

2012:
Duration. Apt Gallery, London, UK. Curated by Rose Lejeune.
House of Leaves (parts 2 and 3), David Roberts Foundation, London, UK. New Commission.
It's Moving from I to It. Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania. Curated by FormContent.
Book Launch for artist's book entitled By-Product. Designed and Conceived by the artist. Wiels, Brussels.
Garden of Learning, Busan Biennale, South Korea. Roger M. Buergel, Artistic Director. New commission.
The Deep of the Modern, Manifesta9, Genk, Belgium. New commission.

2011:
Insert for Baston Blanco magazine, edited by Olivia Flecha.
The Anti-Library. Space gallery, London.
'Life in the Forest' (with Tina Gverovic and Sinisa Ilic), Bialystok, Poland. (Catalogue)
20 Yrs Later. Kotor, Montenegro.
Two new performances for Festivela, Gallery Vela, London.
Electra. Performance (with Sam Dowd [artist/director]). National Portrait Gallery, London. (catalogue)
Celluloid Brushes. An Anthology of the Filmic Perception of the Artist from 1267 till today. Etablissement d'en Face. Brussels.

2010:
Commission for Radio. Broadcast of new Audio work, and interview on Resonance FM radio. For project entitled 'The Moveable Column' curated by Jesse Ash and Cally Spooner.
Commission for Resonance TV (Bob & Roberta Smith) at Frieze Art Fair, London.
Commission for Radio, broadcast within the frame of Radio IPS at International Project Space, Birmingham. Curated by The Island.
Tu Smo/We Are Here. Pula Biennale. Museum of Modern Art Istria, Croatia.
Nobody's Safe. 50th Annual, Porec, Croatia. Curated by Slaven Tolj.
Dictionary of Received Ideas. Curated by Oliver Kandt (Goldsmiths MFA Curating Programme). Temporary space, London.
Nor Corridor. Standoint gallery, London.
Have A Look, Have A Look. FormContent gallery, London.
Neither From Nor Towards. Art Pavillion, Zagreb, Croatia.
No Soul for Sale, Festival of Independents. After [...] launch in Brussels, Public School, Komplot, Nadine. Tate Modern, London.
Artist's 'Manifesto' Insert for Art Review magazine.
Mulberry Tree Press, SE8 Gallery, London.
Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic at Vienna Art Fair, Austria.
Komplot, Brussels. Within the frame of The Public School. Curated by […]. And later presented at DeSchooling Society conference organized by the Serpentine and Haywood gallery.
Design (commission) of front cover for Zagreb-based contemporary art and culture magazine Zarez.
Homework. Art Radionica Lazareti, Dubrovnik.
Collaborative work with Abake developed for annual publication 'Zivot Umjetnost', Zagreb, ed. Jasna Jaksic.
Performance with Samuel Dowd (conceived and directed by). FormContent gallery, London.
London Stutters conference. Kings College, London. Performance with Jesse Ash. Within the frame of a performative lecture by Vanessa Desclaux.

2009:
Na Primjer. Curated by WHW. Gallery Nova, Zagreb.
Who is Telling the Story – Part 2. Organised by Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture in cooperation with Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam. Kadirga Kültür Merkezi ,Istanbul, Turkey.
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria.
Political Speech is Suprematism: The Meštrović Pavilion. Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA.
Who is Telling the Story. Garanta Perform, Istanbul, Turkey.
Visura Aperta. 'The Great One-Night Only – Soyuz 1975'. Istria, Croatia.
Talk Show. ICA gallery, London.
Little shop on Hoxton Street. Limoncello gallery, London.
Kubus. 'Collective what?' Curated by WHW. Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany.
Resident's Exhibition. Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium.

2008:
Publication of audio art in form of vinyl record (picture disc, edition 500).
Design of new logo for Nottingham Contemporary, UK.
ReConstuction. SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
Commission from Radio 3 in Zagreb to produce new audio art work. To be broadcast early 2009.
Associates in New York. Phillips, NY.

2007:
Pages. Notice, London.
'Some Directions', for Reconstructions. Kontekst Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
'Everything you see has a hole in it'. Fordham Gallery in Whitecross Street, London.
Zoo Art Fair. London.
'Late 40's, Early Teens'. For 'Ground Lost' at Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia.
'The Visit'. Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
'Oval Areas'. University of Philadelphia, USA.
'Ground Lost'. Forum Stdatparc, Graz, Austria.

2006:
'Here and Now, Present but not Concrete'. Installation The museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
'Monuments for Nikola Tesla'. Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia.
'This is What its Like'. Installation for exhibition 'Fordham at Netwerk', Netwerk gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2005:
Untitled. Video / sound installation for 'C B'. Museum of Modern Art, Maribor, Slovenia.
'Ok, Picture the Scene'. Video/audio installation. Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam.
Alice Day Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Screening of video work.
Radio broadcast of recent sound works. Resonance FM, London (Interview with Bob and Roberta Smith).
'All quiet on this side'. Photograph produced for Video workshop in Baranje, Croatia.
'Vidimo'. Installation inc. Printed Matter, Video, Basketball court. For 'Pustjerna', Dubrovnik.
'Recordings'. Video installation produced for Video workshop in Momjan, Istria, Croatia.
'We See'. Installation inc. poster and vinyl record. For 'Trunk Show'. The Woman's Library. London.

2004:
Untitled. Video installation. For 'Ordinacija', SC gallery, Zagreb.
Da ili Ne. Video installation inc. Framed photograph, spoken text, wall drawing. Shown in Cetinje, Dubrovnik, Mostar.
Untitled. Installation for 'Pilot' project. Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, HR.
'You Saw Nothing'. Installation for exhibition 'Relay', San Juan, Puerto Rico.
'what to see, what to do, where to go'. 'Imagine Limerick', ev+a 2004, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.

2003:
'Taking Pictures and Making Scenes'. 12 page contribution to publication 'Fantom Slobode' (pub. Zagreb, Croatia).
Untitled. Installation (spoken text, spot light, glass), Palace Milesi, Split, HR.
'Sirovina, Two Tina's'. Video installation. Gallery Nova, Zagreb.
Screening of ''They Always Write the Place Names in Two Languages'. Video festival, Momjan, Istria, and Gallery Nova, Zagreb (14.10.2003). HR.'They Always Write Place Names in Two Languages'. Also screened at 3rd International Kansk Video Festival, Russia; and at Millenium Film Workshop, NY.
'80 Years Ago', characters, digital prints, photographs, works of Malevich, Rodchenko, Itten, Gabo.
Annely Juda Gallery, UK.
'Whiteboard Stages', poster / leaflet on issues related to associations between art and business, funded by English Arts Council, UK.

2002:
'Studio Lighting (TV drama)', text, actor, theatre lights. Mediator (temp. space), Dubrovnik, HR.
'Posters...' installation for book launch.Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL.
Bookwork artists book / catalogue pub. GAK, Bremen, Germany.

2001:
'Directions for Performers', Project Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

2000:
'What Does a Waitress do'. Actor, musician, text. With Tina gverovic. Gail Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
'During / in Summer Nights', seating and posters in 'Pleasure Garden', Tilburg, NL.
'Lectures on Lectures'. Presentation inc. sound, drawing, portacabin, Hallefurkunst, Lunaberg, Germany.
'What Happens When Nothing no Longer Happens'. Music, furniture, posters, kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany.
'Tale of Two Cities'. Actors, records, books. Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Maastricht, NL.
'Recording Stage in'. Stage, collections of music, events. With Jeanne van Heeswijk / Henry Moore Institute. Leeds, UK.

1999:
'Between Two Ends'. TV, microphones, receptionist, stages, soap opera.34th Zagreb salon, Zagreb, Croatia.
Untitled. Bread, seating, drawing curated by Gert Robijns / Franzisca Lesak. N.I.C.C. , Antwerp, Belgium.
'After the Riot'. Chess club and office of 'Direct Services'. Centrum Beeledende Kunst, Maastricht, NL.
'No Mystery at all in Fact'. Command 'N' Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Untitled. Huis van Bourgondie, theatre, Maastricht, NL.
Untitled. screening of 3min animation. Video festival. Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Maastricht, NL.

1997:
Untitled. Architectural model. 'Transmission' Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
'20/20', Kingsgate Gallery, London and touring, UK.