Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

6th Feb - 29th Feb

Murmur

'Murmur' delves into the connection of migration and selfhood, looking at the subtle changing relationship within one's ident...

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Inside Out – New Photography from China

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24th Oct - 28th Nov

Through the Looking Glass

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27th Sep - 15th Nov

WALLonWALL

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Murmur

Gallery 2

6th Feb 2020 to 29th Feb 2020

About The Exhibition

'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 my 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, I follow my 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, and The Arab British Centre.