Ben Stanwix

Benjamin Stanwix (b. 1986, Durban, South Africa) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed a post-graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in March 2017, after previously reading for an MA in History at the University of Oxford. Stanwix’s practice spans a variety of media including printmaking, drawing, photography, tapestry, and installation. He has an interest in questions of how we try to understand the past, and the ways in which competing views of history inform the present. The role of chance, mistakes, and mistranslation feature prominently in his work, often with reference to the internet and the increasing influence of algorithms on daily life. Stanwix’s most recent solo shows are Rehearsal for a Public Address, at Knysna Fine Art, in 2020, and There Must Be Some Mistake, at EBONY/CURATED, in 2019. He has been granted residencies at BoxoPROJECTS in Joshua Tree, California, and at Arteles, in Finland.