Ben Rivers (born Somerset 1972) graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1993. Recent solo exhibitions include: Ah, Liberty! Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2013; Phantoms of a Libertine, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, 2012; Slow Action, Hepworth Wakefield, 2012; Sack Barrow, Hamburg Kunsthalle, 2012 and Hayward Gallery, London, 2011; Slow Action, Matt’s Gallery, London and Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2011. He is the recipient of awards including: FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival for his first feature film Two Years At Sea; the inaugural Robert Gardner Film Award, 2013; Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel 42, for Sack Barrow; Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, 2010. Recent commissions include the 2013 Artangel Open. He is represented by Kate MacGarry Gallery.