Media Art Residency Award 2016
From late July until the end of August MAAP Media Art Asia Pacific hosts Media Art Residency Award winner Benjamin Crowley at MAAP SPACE. This solo residency program allows the artist to develop new work with full access to MEDIA BANK equipment and gallery space. During this time Benjamin has the opportunity to re-work and analyse old works, experiment with new media and open up new directions in his practice.
The 11th August opening signals the first part of the exhibition and studio residency. This iteration of the work will be on show until Friday 19th August. This is a good opportunity for MAAP supporters to see what Benjamin has been busy with and for the artist to receive some feedback about his video installation “Untitled” 2016.
Benjamin Crowley (b.1991) is a Brisbane-based contemporary visual artist whose practice is primarily concerned with disrupting the established philosophical and ideological proprieties of everyday life. Benjamin uses his practice as a tool to negotiate a world with the freedom to believe in anything but without the ability to trust in it. He works across moving image, sculpture and installation and is influenced by art history, existential psychology, masculinity and mythology.
Benjamin Crowley graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (First Class Honours) from QUT in 2012 and has been consistently exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Most recently Benjamin completed a solo exhibition at FELTspace (Adelaide), which followed on from numerous solo shows across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, as well as various local group shows, one of which is touring overseas. Benjamin has completed two residencies; Metro Arts’ Emerging Artist in Residency (Brisbane. 2015); NES Artist Residency (Skagastrong, Iceland. 2014), which each resulted in an exhibition showcasing the artist’s newly produced body of work. In 2015 Benjamin’s video work Eternal Death & Doubt (2014) was included in the final selection of the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize.