Ben McDonnell currently lives and works in both Manchester and London, UK. McDonnell’s work uses photography, sound and sculpture to raise questions around stability, support and structure, drawing inspiration from sound, music and the built environment.
He was recently selected for the Chisenhale Studio Residency in 2019 and by Outset Contemporary Art Fund for a residency in Vancouver, which was supported by the British Council and Vancouver Biennale.
In 2018 he completed a studio residency and exhibition with PADA in Lisbon, Portugal, and was commissioned to make new work for Concealer, part of Peckham 24 photography festival. He is a lecturer on the photography BA(hons) programme at Manchester School of Art and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths University.