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Benjamin Malcolmson

By 8th April 2022May 13th, 2022Individuals, Artists

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Born 1999, (Belfast)

Ben Malcolmson is a photographer born and based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ben works within the parameters of photography, video and sculpture exploring alternative photographic processes with relation to one’s land and identity. His practice further deals with the communication of the landscape, looking at the familiar and psychological complexities of the self with performative-based elements as an undertone. 1

Bio & Career

In 2019, Ben was awarded to be apart of Making Marks by the Arab British Centre, funded by the British Council Kuwait. Making Marks, explored the impact of international working on emerging artists. Ben’s residency to Kuwait was one stage in the Making Marks project. Over several months, Ben worked with Belfast Exposed Gallery on a body of work titled Murmur which was exhibited in the gallery as a solo show during February 2020.

He is a recent graduate from Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, graduating with a First Class Honours in Bachelor’s of Photography with Video, his previous studies include undertaking his Erasmus studies (2019-20) at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in Bachelor’s of Photography.

Ben is a recent recipient of the A-N Bursaries, Time Space Money (2022) and has been additionally supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme (2020) and 126 Gallery’s Micro-Grant Programme (2021). Ben is a current studio artist based at Flax Artist Studios in the Emerging Artist Programme and was a participant in The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Student Forum 2020/21.

Ben is currently working as an Exhibition Assistant at Belfast Exposed Gallery (Summer 2021 – ). Ben’s relationship has developed over several years with Belfast Exposed Gallery through participating in their Young Futures programme (2015-17), facilitating events for the galleries summer scheme (2016/17/21) as well as a gallery invigilator and events assistant (2017-19). Work from Ben’s most recent project was featured in Belfast Exposed Future Gallery titled Murmur (2020).2

Awards and honours


Solo exhibitions

Group exhibitions

External links & References

  1. “Bio” Ben Malcolmson
  2. “Bio” Ben Malcolmson