The films of Ben Rivers are rich, cinematic portraits that explore wilderness environments and self-contained worlds.
Ben Rivers was born in Somerset in 1972. He studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, 1990 - 1993. He lives and works in London.
He has exhibited at many international film festivals and galleries, and won numerous awards, most recently Tiger Award for Short Film, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 and Best Film, EXiS, Seoul 2008. He has been the recipient of a number of commissions, including a London Artist's Film and Video Award and he was a Jarman Award 2010 nominee. He won the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts.
Recent shows include: A World Rattled of Habit, A Foundation, Liverpool; An Entangled Bank, group show, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; On Overgrown Paths, Solo Show, Permanent Gallery, Brighton; Nought To Sixty, ICA, London; Syndicate Rokeby, London; Wild Shapes Cell Project Space, London; At The Edge of the World, Solo Show, London Film Festival; If - People and Places in recent film and video, Bloomberg Space, London; We Can Not Exist In This World Alone touring two-person show, New Zealand/Australia.
Writing for Sight & Sound, Lucy Reynolds explores the suspense between fact and fiction in Ben Rivers' Slow Action.
Join us at the Atelier for an informal evening with the artist Ben Rivers who will discuss the ideas behind his two films Origin of the Species and
A touring programme of artists' moving image screening events curated by shortlisted artists for the 2010 Film London Jarman Award.
Read a short interview with Tate's Stuart Comer on i-D online about the Jarman Awards which this year include Picture This commissioned artists Emily
Film London and Picture This present a special screening showcasing work by the four artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Jarman
Picture This' commissions by Ben Rivers and Hito Steyerl are included in the 'Signal + Noise' Media Art Festival in Vancouver
Monday 4 July 2011, 7:00pm
This month's BFI Sight & Sound magazine invites 60 international critics to discuss their top-five films of 2011.