42–44 COPPERFIELD ROAD
LONDON E3 4RR
Focal Point Gallery
Big Screen Commission
26 July to 20 September 2014
Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea
Benedict Drew invites: Angus Braithwaite, Nicholas Brooks, David Burrows,
Ami Clarke,Catriona Clayson, Matt Copson, Vera Karlsson, Rebecca Lennon,
Terence McCormack,Heather Phillipson, Laura Smith, Milo Waterfield
2-24 August 2014
Open Fri-Sun, 12-5pm Private View: Fri 1 August, 6-9pm
Substation Project Space
2 Bilton Square
HEADS MAY ROLL
19 February - 19 April 2014
;) The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:00 am to Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm
showing Sludge Manifesto
September 18th - November 1st
Ben Jones, Peter Coffin, Benedict Drew, Laure Prouvost, David Raymond Conroy, Tommy Hartung, Jimmy Joe Roche, Joe Merrell, Dina Kelberman and Frank Zadlo
The Onesie Cycle (VIP)
A solo exhibition across two venues
at Phoenix and Two Queens Gallery, Leicester
Phoenix: Fri 9 Aug – Sat 7 Sep
Opening times: 10am – 10pm daily
Two Queens: Fri 9 Aug – Sat 31 Aug
Opening times: Thurs – Sat, Noon – 6pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Two Queens Gallery and Studio, 2 Queens Street, Leicester LE1 1QW
Bold Tendencies 2013 Open 30th June to 30th September
Curated by Dane Sutherland
Beagles & Ramsay - Ash Reid - Benedict Drew - Head Gallery - Michelle Hannah - Robin Mackay - Plastique Fantastique
Kckstarter for ffooaamm project , sound installation with unique, one off 12”vinyl records commissioned from 100 contemporary visual artists
pledge £25 and get a limited edition 7"
WHILE IT LASTS. EASTSIDE PROJECTS, BIRMINGHAM.23 March – 12 April 2013
Preview Friday 22 March, 6–8pm
screening programme curated by Elinor Morgan
David Raymond Conroy, Benedict Drew, Hannah Perry, Matthew Ferguson, Joanne Masding and Matthew Noel-Tod.
IS THAT ALL THERE IS? IMPORT PROJECTS. Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin. 8pm 4th, April 2013,
Curated by Francesca Gavin
David Blandy, Robert Boyd, Chris Dorland, Benedict Drew, Ian James Marshall, Myles Painter
THE ONESIE CYCLE, RHUBABA, EDINBURGH, 1st March – 17th March 2013
WHILE IT LASTS, A SHOW-REEL. MILTON KEYNES GALLERY, February 1-28, 2013 February 1-28, 2013
LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH, ICA, LondonEvent and Publication Saturday 12th January 2013
THE STONE OF FOLLY, DOWN STAIRS AT GREAT BRAMPTON HOUSE, HEREFORD. 29 September-18 November 2012
REVOLVER PART 3, MATTS GALLERY LONDON, 31 October–18 November 2012
PARAPRODUCTION, BOETZELAER|NISPEN, DE CLERCQSTRAAT 64, 1052NJ, AMSTERDAM, 6 October - Sunday 2 December 2012
WHITSTABLE BIENNALE 1 - 16 SEPTEMBER 2012
THIS IS FEED BACK, OUTPOST NORWICH, 2 JULY - 21 JULY 2012
WRITTLE CALLING, RADIO BROADCAST ,11 – 18 September 2012
YOUNG LONDON, V22 LONDON, 23 SEPTEMBER - 11 NOVEMBER
SOUNDWORKS, ICA, 19 JUNE- 16 SEPTEMBER
THERE IS NOT AND NEVER HAS BEEN ANYTHING TO UNDERSTAND, ASC GALLERY, 08 JUNE - 03 AUGUST
CONTAINING THE POSSIBLE, PIPPY HOULDSWORTH GALLERY, 05 JULY - 01 SEPTEMBER
THINGS THAT HAVE INTERESTED ME, WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, 24 MAY – 14 JULY
2012 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 5TH YEAR OF THE PRESTIGIOUS FILM LONDON JARMAN AWARD
Brad Butler & Karen Mirza
Thomson & Craighead
THIS IS FEEDBACK
O U T P O S T
2 July to 21 July 2012
OUTPOST/10b Wensum Street/Norwich/NR3 1HR
Art Monthly features my work on the cover and a review of Gliss by Adam Pugh
I will be taking part in this :
AUTO ITALIA LIVE 9 JUNE 2012 AT THE ICA
ASC Gallery | THERE IS NOT AND NEVER HAS BEEN ANYTHING TO UNDERSTAND! | Plastique Fantastique Communique |Private View Thursday 07 June | 6 – 9pm
08 June to 03 August 2012
with John Russell, Dean Kenning, Suzanne Treister, Simon Davenport, Reza Negarestani, Lawrence Leaman, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan, John Gillis & Aline Bouvy,
Benedict Drew, Peter Rockmount, Mark Jackson, John Cussans & Roberto Peyre, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Neil Chapman & Ola Sahl, David Burrows & Simon O'Sullivan.
Group show at Waterside Contemporary : Things That Have Interested Me
Simon and Tom Bloor, Dan Coopey, Benedict Drew,Robert Filby, Leo Fitzmaurice, Colin Guillemet, Suzanne MooneyFay Nicolson, Peles Empire (Barbara Wolff and Katharina Stoever), Hannah Perry,Helen A Pritchard, Giles Round, Marcin Dudek
Sludge Manifesto included in:
videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network present:
Nominated by the artists shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2011, Selected brings together some of the best emerging film and video artists from the UK in a dazzling, diverse programme of new artists’ moving image.
- 30 May 2012 : Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
- 06 June 2012 : FACT, Liverpool
- 07 June 2012 : Nottingham Contemporary
- 10 June 2012 : Duke of York's Cinema, Brighton
- 14 June 2012 : CCA, Glasgow
- 21 June 2012 : Whitechapel Gallery, London
The Persuaders ( dub ) included in:
Curated by Anne Duffau
Sat 16 Jun, 7:30 - 9pm
new album The Non-Musician Complex available for download exclusively at The Wire website ::::::HERE:::::::::::
Solo show at Cell Project Space. 258 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA
19 Apr 2012 - 27 May 2012
CIRCA present The Persuaders installation as part of the AV Festival
1 — 31 March 2012. Stephenson Works, Newcastle upon Tyne. Wednesday — Sunday. 12 — 5 pm
The Map is the Territory.
Opening night: 6-9pm Friday 17th February. 18th Feb - 31st March.
New work for Banner Repeater from Benedict Drew: 'Notes on the Dumb Terminal' in an exhibition with Tim Head: 'Beauty and the Beast' and Christopher Rawcliffe: 'Edition of 1'.
A new extended version of The Persuaders will be at :
Propeller is Chisenhale's Gallery Youth Forum for creative young people aged 15-20.
I am working with them for a 6 month project.
I am pleased to be on the LUX Associate Artists Programme 2011 - 2012. A year-long post-academic programme for artists who work with the moving image.
Launch and exhibition of: PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS
Opening night: 12th November 6-9pm. 12th November - 27th November.
"Racing around a fireball is a blob of filth on which ladies stockings are sold and Gauguins prized, truly a most deplorable business..." Walter Serner, 1918.
PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS has been conceived as a collection of contemporary artists manifestos. Celebrating the stupidity of declaring your intentions to the world with the hope of changing it, PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS will be a tragi-comedy of baroque minimalist clownery, grandiose and ill conceived in extreme.
Like an over stuffed letterbox at election time, PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOSembraces all the half-baked ideas, dead ends and prejudiced rants that make artists’ manifestos wondrous works in themselves. Accepting the paucity of the written word, images made in the spirit of the manifesto will also be included in this landfill of a publication.
Edition 1, contributions from: Martin Erik Andersen, Patricia Ellis, Stewart Home, Ami Clarke, Mathieu Beausejour, Sarah Lucas, A.S.P., Pat Rock, Mark Beasley, Clunie Reid, David Blandy, Simon Fujiwara, Jessica Voorsanger, Cedar Lewisohn , Tanja Ritterbex, Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Dean Kenning, Benedict Drew, Colin Lowe, Mark Pearson, Shane Bradford, Jennet Thomas. Compiled by Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson.
Showing throughout the exhibition: "Sludge Manifesto" by Benedict Drew, video dur: 1.28 min.
The publication:PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS will be available for free, throughout the exhibition at Banner Repeater.
How I Failed To Make Man
Benedict Drew - an artist working in performance, sound and video - attempted to recreate Man using the four main elements found in humans: water, air, carbon, calcium.
36 pages, uncoated paper, softcover, 190 x 190 mm
edition of 100, signed & numbered
Seeing in the Dark — A Group Show
THE FINAL NIGHT— 3 Live Performances
Saturday 12 November : 7.30 pm — 9 pm . Curtis Mayfield House, Newcastle upon Tyne
Benedict Drew & Rhodri Davies, Cara Tolmie, Peter Todd
a selction of video works and a new collaboration with Rhodri Davies presented by CIRCA Newsctle
Seeing in the Dark is an exhibition of video, installation and performance work curated and presented by CIRCA Projects with Steven Ball, taking place on the fourth floor of Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne. 19 October –12 November
12 November: Peter Todd, Rhodri Davies & Benedict Drew, Cara Tolmie; Performances and Closing Event 6-9pm
Seeing in the Dark is an exhibition and series of events inspired by artist-run groups from the 1970s and ‘80s, such as Newcastle’s Ayton Basement and Basement Group, and London’s 2B Butler’s Wharf. These groups were formed by artists with diverse practices (music, performance, film and video) inhabiting vacant industrial spaces to produce opportunistic and eclectic events - their work resonates through and connects to the hybrid nature of many contemporary media and performance artists’ work today.
Seeing in the Dark will create a new experimental space to celebrate and explore the influence and legacy of these ‘70s and ‘80s artist-run spaces, and extend their practice into the present with a contemporary focus. Seeing in the Dark will feature works connected to the groups of the past alongside current artists whose cross-disciplinary practice reverberates with their spirit; in doing so it will bring together historical and contemporary moving image and live performance by some of the most innovative artists working in the UK, from the past thirty years to the present day. The exhibition and events will be complemented by a unique archival display of documentation from Ayton Basement, Basement Group, and 2B Butler’s Wharf.
John Adams, Kevin Atherton, Darren Banks, Jon Bewley, Ian Breakwell, Mike Leggett, David Critchley, Benedict Drew, Mat Flemming, Ken Gill, Richard Greyson, Emma Hart, Tina Keane, John Kippin, Hilary Koob Sassen, Heather Phillipson, Peter Todd, Maria Theodoraki, Belinda Williams
or-bits ON THE UPGRADE
ON THE UPGRADE (September 2011)
Box containing limited edition artworks by Patrick Coyle, Benedict Drew, Jamie George, Tamarin Norwood, Damien Roach and David Rule.
Edition series of 50
Published by or-bits.com
AUTO ITALIA LIVE
Episode 1: Talking Objects in Space : Broadcast LIVE at 8pm Saturday 24th September Nathan Budzinski Benedict Drew, Benedictions (Patricia Lennox-Boyd and Jamie Stevens featuring Jeremy Glogan, Steve Kado and Morag Keil) Narrated by: Saul Reichlin With an introduction performed by: Robert Carter, Tim Ivison, Andrew Kerton, Leslie Kulesh, Huw Lemmey, Michael Oswell, Eddie Peake, Francesco Pedraglio, Heather Phillipson, Julia Tcharfas, Lorenzo Tebano, Jess Wiesner and Charlie Woolley The series can be watched as part of the live studio audience or via the website www.autoitaliasoutheast.org
ON THE UPGRADE contains new commissioned printed works by PATRICK COYLE, BENEDICT DREW, JAMIE GEORGE, TAMARIN NORWOOD, DAMIEN ROACH and DAVID RULE, each of which has been conceived as an extension of the work previously produced for the website.
Documentation of James Taylor Galley exhibition The Persauders 2011 here
new work added :::watched items:::
and a video lecture :::notes on the ecstatic:::
James Taylor Gallery
London E9 6SQ United Kingdom
T. 07886 138 295
Private View Friday 8th July 6.30-9.30pm
Exhibition runs until Sunday 31st July
Gallery open 12-6pm Thursday - Sunday
Within a specifically constructed cinema space Benedict Drew continues his interrogation of the mechanics of film, video, and music production re-appropriating their elemental components.
Through documented action Joshua Bilton sets out to question how we perceive and communicate a complex set of codes and structures of measurement within social-political history.
Leftover body parts create the horror soundtrack to their own absent B- movie.
Inspired by the artists' travels to the snow-driven mountains of the Canadian Rockies, VISITOR comprises a full-scale replica of a trappers cabin housing an interactive virtual environment.
How I Failed To Make Man
36 pages, softcover, 190 x 190 mm
edition of 100, numbered
I am very pleased to anounce the publication of the photographic work How I Failed To Make Man. The book is published by merkske and available from there website. There will be a launch for it in the near future