b. 1977, United Kingdom
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.
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 in 2015; The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (2008), University of Kathmandu, Nepal (2005), Hospitalfield Trust, Arbroath, Scotland (2002).
Solo Exhibitions: Reimagining Nowhere: The William Morris Society, London (2020); Seeking News From Nowhere: The Concept Space, London (2018)
Recent group exhibitions include: The Factory Project: Recreational Grounds/Thorpe Stavri, London. Unstilled Life, Darl-e and the Bear Gallery, Woodstock Oxfordshire (2021); Drawing Room Biennial 2021; Cromwell Place, London; Waving in the Distance, Terrace Gallery, London (2020); Detritus: Wells Projects, London (2019); Betwixt & Between: Arthouse1, London (2019); Re-Assemble: Collyer Bristow Gallery London (2019); Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Menier gallery, London (2018); Subsumed, St Marylebone Crypt, London; Defining Structure, The Cello Factory, 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)
Publication: Reimagining Somewhere and Nowhere by Stephen Baycroft and Benjamin Deakin. 2019 Baycroft Publishing