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Mr Ben Judd

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fine Art


Ben teaches into Year 3 of BA (Hons) Fine Art and MFA Fine Art.

Ben is interested in supervising PhD students, if you would like to discuss your research proposal with the view to Ben supervising your PhD, please click on the research tab for more information and contact him directly on:

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Research areas

Ben's practice examines collectivity and participation through performance, moving image and installation, enabling different forms of communities to be explored in relation to site and context. He often works with collaborators as a method to develop self-reflexive folk histories and construct temporary communities.

He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including: ICA, London; Whitstable Biennial, UK; Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo; The Barbican Art Gallery, London; Royal Academy, London; International Center of Photography, New York; Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Germany; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Rotterdam International Film Festival; The David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Chisenhale Gallery, London.

He has recently been awarded the prestigious Stanley Picker Fellowship in Art and Design.

External activity

Ben's research profile is internationally recognised and his work is regularly disseminated through exhibitions, screenings and curatorial projects in the UK and abroad, as well as through publications, articles and reviews. He has been researching, producing and exhibiting his performances, moving image works and installations since 1997 and has completed five international residencies.

He was recently awarded the Stanley Picker Fellowship in Art and Design.

Ben has exhibited in 26 solo exhibitions and 117 group exhibitions. Selected solo national and international exhibitions include: The Gallery, De Montfort University, curated by Fatos Üstek and fig-futures; Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool, curated by Rose Lejeune; ICA, London, curated by Fatos Üstek and fig-2; Swedenborg Society, London; Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia; Vilma Gold, London; Kunstbunker, Nuremberg; PS, Amsterdam; Michael Janssen, Cologne; Vier de Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam.

Selected group national and international exhibitions include: Art Night, London (2018); Radar, Loughborough University; Whitstable Biennale; Swedenborg Society, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; The David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Zendai MoMA, Shaghai; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris; Rotterdam International Film festival; Witte de With Contemporary Art Center, Rotterdam; Leeds City Art Gallery; Galeria Leme, Sau Paulo; Glashaus, Berlin; CCNOA, Brussels; Sprengel Museum, Hannover; Pitzhangar Museum, London; Taro Nasu, Tokyo; Impakt Festival Utrecht; International Center of Photography, New York; The Approach, London; Royal Academy, London; Barbican, London; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Ben has curated and co-curated nine exhibitions, including: Stories in the Dark (2016), co-commissioned by Whitstable Biennale and the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury; Ensemble (2013-14), Swedenborg Society, London; Backlit, Nottingham; The Undercroft, Norwich; The Edge of Reason (2011), KINOKINO, Sandnes, Norway; From Ritual to Theatre (2010), Ancient and Modern, London; Persona Non Grata (2008), One in the Other, London.

He has written 22 articles and reviews in periodicals. Sixty-one reviews and articles on his work has been published in periodicals, newspapers and online. He has presented on his practice and research at 42 lectures, public talks and conferences, including The Photographers’ Gallery; Nottingham Contemporary; University of Westminster; School of Oriental and African Studies; Central St Martins; Sheffield Hallam University; The Pagan Federation.

Communion: Ben Judd (Black Dog Publishing, London) was published in 2014 - a survey of Ben's research and practice from 2000–2013, including commissioned essays on my work and related themes by Emma Cocker (NTU); Alun Rowlands (University of Reading); Pandora Syperek (UCL) - see:

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Catalogues and Publications on Ben's practice

2017 Fatos Ustek, fig-2, ICA, London

2014 Pandora Syperek, Emma Cocker, Alun Rowlands, Ben Judd: Communion,
Black Dog Publications, London Traci Kelley, Seers in Residence, Nottingham, UK

2011 Sidsel Christensen and Ben Judd, The Edge of Reason, KINOKINO, Sandnes, Norway

2010 Stephen McNeilly, Swedenborg House: Fourteen Interventions, Swedenborg Society, London

2009 Berit Fischer, City Beats, Dorsky Gallery, New York

2007 Jill Morgan, Odoo / Current, Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar
Ben Judd and Howard Dyke, The Juddykes, John Jones, London
Andrew Hunt, Abandoned Protocol, Ritter/Zamet, London

2006 Saison Video, Jardin des Sculptures, Dunkirk, France

2004 Contemporary Belém Art Flux, Belém, Brazil
Patricia Drück and Inka Schube Social Creatures, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Ed Krcma, Trackers, Pitzhangar Museum, London
JJ Charlesworth, The Futurians, Taro Nasu, Tokyo

2003 Thyrza Goodeve, Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York

2001 Patricia Ellis, Albanian Biennale, Tirana, Albania
Catherine Wood, JAM: Tokyo-London, Barbican, London

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