1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
Ben Nathan is the fifth artist to be taking part in the Artist Dis-Placement project at ZK/U. He is visiting the TSR metal recycling company in Berlin for six months.
Through his project the Artist aims to gain an understanding into the recycling process of ferrous, household scrap and other more valuable types of metal. He is interested in the specialist processes and machinery used to transform the variety of metal that comes into the plant with a particular interest in the informal resource recovery or waste picker. It is the Artist’s method to gather this information through conversations, drawings, photos and videos made whilst on site. The work produced will be shared with site workers at TSR and those who deliver and dispatch material from the scrapyard.
More info about Ben's Dis-Placement also to be found here: http://artecitya.eu/berlin/
Ben Nathan works across different media, from painting and photography to film and sculpture. Explorations in the urban infrastructure act as a catalyst to question the changing nature of our cities' environments. The works are also a way of documenting the evolution of urban change. Recent work shave focused on experiences investigating the UK power generating industry.
Ben Nathan studied at The Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Drawing School. He has recently completed the LCN programme at SPACE (2017). Exhibitions include [K-reɪ- t], 43 Inverness Street (2015), Pyeong Chang Biennale, South Korea (2015), East London Painting Prize (2014) and Structure, 43 Inverness Street (2013).
He also has made a series of site-specific installation in public spaces in London and abroad. Awards and residencies include SeMA Nanji Residency, Seoul Museum of Art (2014), Educational Scholarship, AJA (2013) and IJAYA, The Ben Uri Gallery (2012). In 2015 he was commissioned to produce a large-scale mural for Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd, Crouch End.