Ben Rivers

Lives & works: London

London-based artist and experimental filmmaker, Ben Rivers is perhaps best known for works that are delicately balanced somewhere between the documentary and fiction. Rivers (born in 1972) studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially specialising in sculpture but moving into photography and super8 film, which eventually led to self-taught skills in 16mm filmmaking and hand-processing of film. His subject matter often relates to the marginal, whether real-life subjects that he has observed or unchartered wildernesses that provide his raw material for imagined or skewed narratives.

The limited edition Tim Can Man generously donated to Field Editions is a still from his 2016 film The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers.

Rivers’ solo exhibitions include Nought to Sixty ICA, London (2008); A World Rattled of Habit, at  A Foundation, Liverpool (2009); Slow Action – solo show,  at Gallery TPW, Toronto and Matt’s Gallery, London (2011); Heather and Ivan Morison, Ben Rivers and David Thorpe at Hepworth Wakefield (2012); Ah, Liberty! at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2013); Fable at Temporary Gallery, Cologne(2014) and Things at Kate MacGarry Gallery, London (2014).

Other recent exhibitions include Sack Barrow, Hayward Gallery, London,(2011) and Artist-in-focus, Courtisane Festival; Pesaro International Film Festival; London Film Festival; Tirana Film Festival; Punto de Vista, Pamplona; Indielisboa and Milan Film Festival.His numerous prizes include: FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival; The Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel 42, 2011. He was also shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2010/2012 and the  Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists in 2010. Rivers lives and works in London and is represented by Kate Mcgarry Gallery.

All proceeds from the sale of this edition go to Impressions Gallery, Bradford, in support of the next generation of photography talent.

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