Born: Lancaster, England, 1978

Educated: Camberwell College of Art and Design, London, 1998 – 2001

Studios: London, UK & Stockholm, Sweden

 

Public commissions and selected solo shows

 

2016
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Re-Make/Re-Model, 5 Sept – 11 Nov
201 Bishopsgate, London

 

2014
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Work Scaffolding Sculpture, 3 July – 29 Aug
30 St Mary Axe, London

 

2012
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Lion Scaffolding Sculpture, 25 July – 23 Sept
Bruce Castle Museum, London

 

2010
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Dog Scaffolding Sculpture, 14 May 2010 – 16 November 2015
F. E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge

 

2009
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Crown Jewels, 3 May – 13 June
Man&Eve, London

 

Horse Scaffolding Sculpture, 30 April – 26 June
The Economist Plaza, London

 

2008
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Art Work, 5 September – 4 October

Man&Eve, London

 

Stag Scaffolding Sculpture, 15 May – 13 September

Elephant & Castle, London

 

2006
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The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, 22 September – 22 October

Man&Eve, London

 

 

Selected group shows

 

2016
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Absence of Logic
3 March – 31 December
Despacio, San José, Costa Rica

 

2015
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Dismaland
22 August – 27 September
Weston-super-Mare, UK

 

2013
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Beasts of England Beasts of Ireland
8 June – 8 September
Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

 

2012
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Material Matters, 3 October 2012 – 30 March 2013
Curated by Drawing Room in collaboration with UBM, London

 

The (Auto-) Mobile Museum, 8 Sept – 30 Sept
Rhizomatic, Amsterdam-Noord

 

Spirit Structure – Fisco L3/L53, 24 May – 1 Sept
Parco Sculture Del Chianti, Italy

 

48SHEET 2012, 2 April – 29 April
The city of Birmingham, UK

 

Words Words Words, 6 Jan – 26 Feb
Selfridges, London

 

2011
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Arbeit Nervt!, 4 November – 4 December
Kuenstlerhaus, Dortmund


Modern British Sculpture, 20 Jan – 5 March
Gimpel Fils, London

 

2010
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Heart of Glass, 13 May – 28 May

20 Hoxton Square, London

 

2009
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Small is Beautiful, 1 – 24 December
Flowers East, London

 

Giddee Up, 9 April – 23 May

University of the Arts, London

 

2008
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Introducing... June 10 – August 30
Davidson Contemporary, New York

 

2007
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Drawn Apart—West, 9 – 20 October
Contemporary drawing alongside work by old masters including Boucher, Durer and Rubens
Day & Faber, London

 

Drawn Apart —East, 21 June – 22 July
Contemporary Art Projects, London

 

 

Bibliography

 

2015
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Viction Workshop. Palette 07: Monotone: New Single-Colour Designs, p64 - 65. ISBN 978-988-13204-2-1

Pricco, Evan. Banksy's Dismaland, Juxtapoz, issue 177 p48 - 59. Barcode 07447003040910
Banksy. Dismaland Bemusement Park, exh. cat, p. 10

Millett, Briana and Angear, Simon. Banksy's Tropicana show to make Weston 'the centre of the contemporary art universe', Weston Mercury, 20 Aug, p. 2, 3

 

2014
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Griffith, Gabriella. Sculpture makes the City pretty, City AM, 3 July, p.10

 

2013
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Darb O'Sullivan, Tina. 2013 – Critics pick highlights of the year in arts, Irish Examiner, Dec 27

Hayden, Sarah. Beasts of England / Beasts of Ireland, Enclave Review, Issue 8, p.14

Caffrey, Darren. Review: Beasts of England / Beasts of Ireland, Shower of Kunst, 13 Aug

Tipton, Gemma. Critics' Picks: Beasts of England / Beasts of Ireland, Artforum.com, 16 Aug

Brandes, Stephen. Beasts of England / Beasts of Ireland, exh. cat, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, p. 12, 14

Oversize: Mega Art & Installations, Victionary publishing, 2013, p. 174, 175

 

2012

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Siddall, Liv. Moving Landscapes, It's Nice That Annual 2012, p. 112, 113

MacDonald, Fiona. A New Type of Park Life, Metro, 9 September, p. 28, 29

Homersham, Lizzie. Moving Landscapes: Ben Long, Topman GENERATION, 10 April
Driscoll, Brogan. Scaffolding Art: Ben Long's 30 Foot Stag, Huffington Post, 8 Feb

Quinton, Matt. Scaffolding Statues Aren't Just Pipe Dream For Artist, The Sun, 6 Feb

Silver, Katie. The Ultimate Meccano Set, Mail Online, 6 Feb

 

2011
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Schmieder, Peter. Arbeit Nervt!, exh. cat, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, p. 42, 43, 44, 45

New Kids On The Block, Status Magazine, February, p. 85

Gleadell, Colin. Market News, The Telegraph, 11 Jan

 

2010
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Tipton, Gemma. Insider Architecture, Image Interiors, July, p. 28

Shalgosky, Sarah. Open Frequency, Axis, http://www.axisweb.org/openfrequency/benlong

Maguire, Donal. Material Worlds, exh. cat, F E McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, p. 10, 11, 26, 27

 

2009
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Williams, Hugo. Commentary, The Times - supplement, 15 May
Lewis, Angharad. Morning Glory, Grafik, issue 173 (May), p. 7

Sumpter, Helen. In The Studio, Time Out, April 30 – May 6, p. 48

 

2008
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Lewis, Angharad. Top Fifty, Grafik, issue 169 (December), p.26, 27

ART WORK, Wallpaper, 5th September, http://www.wallpaper.com/art/ben-long-art-work-london/2623

Scaffolding Stag, Art World, Issue 6 (September), p. 16

Lewis, Angharad. Stag Do, Grafik, issue 163 (June), p. 5
The Times - supplement, 17th – 23rd May, p. 3
Gavin, Francesca. The Master Builder, Dazed & Confused, volume 2 issue 60 (April), p. 210
Lewis, Angharad. Special Report – Art, Grafik, issue 159 (Feb), p. 52, 53 and cover
Urban Art, exh. cat, Bonhams, London, p. 32

 

2007
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Parnell, Tom. Absolutely Stag-gering, South London Press, 10 July, p. 19

 

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Current and upcoming exhibitions

 

There are no exhibitions currently available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Prizes

 

2010
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Hackney Wick and Fish Island Temporary Art Commission
Awarding organisation: London Thames Gateway Development Corporation for
London Borough of Hackney and London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Curator: muf architecture/art and Vicki Lewis

 

2009

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Artists Taking the Lead – North West region final shortlist
Awarding organisation: Arts Council England
Winner: Anthony McCall

 

2002
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The Pizza Express Prospects Drawing Prize – shortlist
Curator: Sir Peter Blake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast media

 

2015
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The World at One, BBC Radio 4 FM, interview with David Sillito, Thursday 20 August

 

2012
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Radio West Midlands, BBC, 2 April

 

2011
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Scala, WDR 5, Germany, Friday 4 November

 

2009
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Newsnight, BBC2, Friday 14 August
Radio Lancashire, BBC, 14 August
Radio Merseyside, BBC, 14 August
Radio Cumbria, BBC, 14 August
Radio Manchester, BBC, 14 August

 

2007
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'A Portrait Of The Great Travelling Artist As A Young Man', Resonance 104.4FM, London, 15 Jan

 

2004
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Smart!, BBC, Dec

 

2002
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London Tonight, UK, May
Granada Tonight, UK, May
ABC, New York, May
Radio 5 Live, BBC, May
Radio Midlands, BBC, May
Radio North-East, BBC, May
Radio London, BBC, May
World Service, BBC, May
The Brian Morton Art Show, BBC Scotland, Jan

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