BEN WOODESON
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CCTV, voice activated transmitters, bugs, surveillance, conservation of energy, form following
function, information systems, information delivery, subversion, reinvention, wire as vehicle,
manifestation and transference of energy, radio, sound, redesigning for inefficiency, drawing,
energy fields, maximum effort for minimal achievement, magnets, Morse code, circuits,
frameworks, rules, laws, rights, barriers, boundaries, news, politics, control, interaction,
methods of exchange and almost empty galleries.

Education:

2000-02.        Glasgow School of Art, MFA.
1994-97.        Glasgow School of Art, BA(Hons) Sculpture, Glasgow.

Solo Exhibitions:

2007.        Random Aggregates, Leed Fine Art Projects, University of Leeds, England.
2005.        Infobabilise, Jerwood Space, London, England.
2004.        0.001 Percent Volume, Mercer Union, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Toronto, Ca.
2002.        Piccadilly Radio, Bowie Art Window Pain Project, London, England.
2001.        In too deep, The Red Gallery, Hull, England.
2001.        Everyday Value, The BBQ Project, Berlin, Germany.
1999.        Wendy House, SwitchSpace, Glasgow, Scotland.
1999.        Unscripted, Intermedia gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2006.        Detour, (Moleskin) Conran Shop, Waterstones (Piccadilly), Stanfords, and Artwords, London, England.
2006.        Perimeters, Boundaries & Borders, City Lab – Fast-UK & Folly, Lancaster, England.
2006.        PRIVATE: Staff Only, ICA, London, England.
2006.        Dislocate, Trampoline (UK) & Ginza Art Laboratory (JP), Tokyo, Japan.
2005.        OK/OKAY, Swiss Institute, NYC & Grey Art Gallery, NYC, USA (Simultaneous shows).
2005.        Sub Rosa, Tredegar Square, Bow, London, England.
2004.        The Science of Superheroes, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Dk.
2004.        GARDENfresh at The Stray Show,  Chicago, USA.
2003.        New Contemporaries, Victoria Miro Warehouse, London & Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, England.
2003.        Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail 2003, England.
2003.        Free Fall, Peterborough Digital Arts, England.
2002.        Power to the People, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener, Canada.
2002.        Us and Them, Great Eastern, London, England.
2000.        NEO~~~, Waygood & Globe Galleries, Newcastle, England.
1999.        Absolut Open - New Art in Scotland, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1999.        Rocket, Vane 99, Newcastle, England.

Residencies:

2004.        Sculpture Space Inc. Residency, Utica, USA.
2003.        Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA.
1997.        Scottish Sculpture Workshop Rural-Digital  Residency, Lumsden, Scotland.

Awards:

2005.        Scottish Arts Council, Creative Development Grant.
2004.        British Council, Exhibition Grant.
2004.        Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Grant.
2003.        Scottish Arts Council, Professional Development Grant.
2000.        Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Grant.
1999.        Supported by The Arts Trust of Scotland.
1998.        Scottish Arts Council, Assistance Award.

Commissions & Public Works:

2005.        783.6 cm to 783.83 cm at 70°C, Swiss Institute, New York.
2003.        Portable Bug, Peterborough Digital Arts, Peterborough.
2003.        Variable North, New Contemporaries, London & Manchester.
2003.        Hebden Radio, Hebden Sculpture Trail, Hebden Bridge.
2002.        Kitchener Radio, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener.
2002.        Pacman Atari, Great Eastern Hotel, London.        

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