Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

7th Oct - 30th Oct

My Name is Maya

Belfast Exposed presents a solo photographic exhibition that showcases new photographic works by Futures Awardee, Manon Ouime...

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7th Oct - 18th Dec

Beasts of Burden

Belfast Exposed presents a solo photographic exhibition ‘Beasts of Burden’ which showcases new photographic works by Paul...

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Community

14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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Murmur

Gallery 2

6th Feb 2020 to 29th Feb 2020

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is pleased to present 'Murmur' by Ben Malcolmson, an artist in our Belfast Exposed Futures programme. Ben was awarded to be a part of ‘Making Marks’ by the Arab British Centre, an exciting project exploring the impact of international working on emerging artists. 'Making Marks' facilitated group visits for nominated artists to Kuwait and the UK, offering funding for creative, community engagement programmes under the project’s themes.

'Murmur' delves into the connection of migration and selfhood, looking at the subtle changing relationship within one's identity and nature. 'Murmur' questions our faint sense of belonging in the landscape from which we are woven.

Travelling to Kuwait, the sense of an all-consuming social identity within young Kuwaitis, resulted in the comparison of Ben's native land - influenced by layers of historic conflict prominent within both regions. These elements resulted in reflecting upon a personal sense of identity within the Northern Irish landscape.

Through the experimentation of materiality, he follows his lineage through the Northern Irish landscape, in hopes of uncovering a deeper sense of understanding of my homeland and myself.

The Artists

Ben Malcolmson

Artist Biography

Ben Malcolmson (b.1999) is a photographer born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and currently based in The Hague, Netherlands. His practice deals with communication of the landscape, looking at the familiar and psychological complexities of the self with performative-based elements as an undertone.

Ben Malcolmson has worked with Belfast Exposed, participating in the Young Futures programme working as an instructor for the galleries summer scheme as well as an invigilator. Work from Ben's most recent project was featured in Belfast Exposed Futures Gallery 'The Collective'. Recently, Ben was awarded to be apart of ‘Making Marks’ by the Arab British Centre, funded by the British Council. Ben’s recent residency to Kuwait was one stage in the ‘Making Marks’ project, from this, Ben will be working with Belfast Exposed for next number of months for a solo show with the gallery in Spring 2020.

Events

Exhibition Opening

Thursday 6 February | 6-9pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission

Acknowledgements

'Murmur' at Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, British Council and The Arab British Centre.