Matthew Benington  


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2016: BURN, the eyes that saw the light melted out of sheer ecstacy, Cologne, Germany Gold + Beton Gallery

2015: New Expressions 3 artist in residence at Penryn Museum, Cornwall

2014: Open Castle 02, solo show, Mow Cop Castle, Staffordshire, National Trust

2014: Hide, Kedleston Walk ex council flat roof top and flat, Bethnal green

2012: Open Castle, Sham Castle, Bath

2012: The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


.2016: The Masters, Bankside Gallery, London

.2016: Inland Arts Festival, Redruth, Cornwall.

.2016: Unstable Monuments, Old Bakery, Turners Wharf, Truro. Arts council England supported curation project.

2015: Unstable Monuments, Truro

2015: 30 for 30, National Theatre, London

2014: Fete Worse than Death, Red Gallery Rivington Street

2014: Artopia, This Wild West, St Katherines Docks, London. Hanmi Gallery, Breathing space, Maple Street, London

2013: Suspended Sentence, Turners Warehouse, Penzance

2012: Silence and I‘23rd Interim Exhibition, Hanmi Gallery, Maple Street London

2012: Retrospective archaelogy of a Future Disaster which Crack(ed)s the present. Curator. Stanley Picker Gallery Project space, Kingston.

2012: Headhunted,‘Bucca Gallery, Newlyn

2012: London Print Fair, Royal Academy. Being Present, Matt Benington, Maddox Arts, London

2012: Christies ‘Multiplied’ Fair, South Kensington

2012: Royal College of Art Degree Show, Battersea, Howie Street

2011: The Second Exhibition, C.G Project Space, Bermondsey, London

2011: The Dark Rooms, CAST institute, Passmore Edwards building, Helston

2011: RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London

2011: Crown Point Press Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011: Saatchi Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris

2010: Midas Award, Newlyn Gallery, Penzance

2010: Print! The Exchange Gallery, Jesse Leroy Smith, Penzance

2010: Saatchi New Sensations, House of the Nobleman. Cornwall Terrace, London

2010: BA Fine Art Degree Show, University College Falmouth

2009: Royal West of England Academy, Summer show

2009: Encore, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.



2016: Spike Island, Bristol, artist talk

2014-2015: New Expressions 3 Artist in Residence, Penryn Museum

2014: Andrew Brownsword exhibition Prize, Victoria Art Gallery Bath

2012-2013: Stanley Picker Fellowship

2012: Casual-Ties RCA publication

2012: MA in Fine Art Printmaking, Royal College of Art

2010: Midas Award

2010: Scalpel magazine. Text, Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Gallery Associate director.

2010: BA (Hons) Fine Art, University College Falmouth, First Class

2008: Harry Walker RWA Young Artist Prize, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2007: Oliver McMillan Memorial Prize.




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