Ben Weir
Spatial & Material Practice


benweir.arch (at)
b. 1991, Belfast            

Glasgow School of Art, Diploma in Architecture, 2015
University of Ulster, First class BA Hons Architecture, 2012

MArch Studio tutor, Queen's University Belfast
Studio 2: Scaffold with Prof. Michael McGarry
ongoing: regular invited juror

What the Flag!?
Group show of artist flags throughout the city
Greylight Projects, Heerlen
May - September 2023

Core is Concrete
Permanent furniture installation, alongside interventions by Niamh Seana-Meehan and Tanad Aaron
Catalyst Arts, Belfast
October - November 2022

Charged Space
Solo show
3bisF - Lieu d'Arts Contemporains, Aix-en-Provence
February - March 2022

Not Quite Nearly Fine
Featuring Anne Huijnen, Artun Alaska Arasli, Ben Weir, Daniel de Paula, Giulio Squillacciotti, Marie Claire Krell, Marwan Moujaes, Nour Mobarak
Fondazione Baruchello, Rome
June - July 2021

Irish Modernisms: Legacies of Modernism in the North
Featuring James Ashe, Phillip McCrilly, Grace McMurry, Rachael Campbell-Palmer, Ben Weir
CCA Derry~Londonderry
May - September 2021

Casa Vilaró: A Caress and a Blow
Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona
November - December 2020
Barcelona Architecture Week, Online Program
May 2020

Artists in Architecture: Re-Activating Modern European Heritage
BOZAR, Brussels
November 2019 - January 2020

GET LOST art route 2019
Public art installation in collaboration with artist Andrea Canepa
Sloterdijk, Amsterdam
June 2019

Van Eyck Open Studios
Built intervention alongside 46 participating artists, designers, architects, curators and writers
Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
March 2019

Co-direction and production of performance, collaboration with artist Rosa Vrij and GOTRA
AINSI theatre, Maastricht
December 2018

Imagine! Belfast Festival of Politics and Ideas
Public art installation with associated programme of talks
March 2018

DU 2017
8 person show resulting from 2 month residency occupying 3 empty ex-council houses on Henri Jonaslaan
September 2017

Self-published book with corresponding exhibition
Limited to 100 copies
Framewerk Gallery, Belfast
July 2017

30 architectural drawings by 30 authors under 30 y/o
Galleria Tulpenmanie, Milan
April 2016

RSA Open
Annual Exhibition of artists and architects based in Scotland
The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh
November 2015 - February 2016

Ben Weir ~ Enya Lachman Curl
Two person exhibition of recent works
The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow
June 2015

'The Ulster Museum 1914 - 2014, Evolution Amidst Revolution'
Drawing included among original drawings and models by Francis Pym.
Curated by historian and curator Rosaleen Hickey.
Ulster Museum, Belfast
October - November 2014

Group show at the Briggait, Laurieston Arches and Caledonia Road Church.
Presented by YAKA collective, in association with WASPs and WAVEparticle.
November 2014

'Best of Belfast'
Darc Space Gallery, Dublin
September 2012

'Out of Place'
Curated by PLACE
Obel tower, Belfast
September 2012

Greylight Projects
Autumn residency, in partnership with the Borderland Residencies programme
Heerlen, NL
September - November 2022

3 bis F
Contemporary arts centre within Montperrin Psychiatric Hospital
Aix-en-Provence, FR
November 2021 - February 2022

Artists in Architecture: Re-Activating Modern European Houses
Organised by Mies van der Rohe Foundation (Barcelona), University of Naples Federico II (Naples) and BOZAR (Brussels)
Casa Vilaro, Barcelona, ES
July - September 2019

Jan Van Eyck Academie
Participant at post-academic institute
Maastricht, NL
April 2018- March 2019

DU Maastricht 2017
Non-profit organisation occupying empty ex-council houses on Henri Jonaslaan
Maastricht, NL
July - September 2017

Hospitalfield Arts
Graduate Residency
Arbroath, UK
October 2015

Grants / Scholarships
O&O (Research and Development)
CBK Rotterdam, 2023/4

a-n Artist Bursary
UK, 2022/3

The Fenton Arts Trust
UK, 2022

Creative Individuals Recovery Programme
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2022

Fleur Groenendijk Foundation
Rotterdam, 2021

An Addition to a Room
A book documenting the design and construction of a permanent, site-specific intervention 
Featuring an essay by curator Roy Voragen
75 copies
Kulturraum Niederrhein e.V., Geldern, and Greylight Projects, Heerlen
March 2023

Not Quite Nearly Fine
A collection of texts on longing, belonging, denying, speaking, pronouncing, listening and repeating
Àngels Miralda, Artun Alaska Arasli, Ben Weir and Marwan Moujaes
Edited by Giulio Squillacciotti
Arbor Editions, Rome, April 2022

Artists in Architecture: Re-Activating Modern European Heritage. Casa Vilaro
Fundacio Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, May 2020

Building a Book, Visual Artist's News Sheet
Visual Artists Ireland, Jan/Feb 2018 issue

Self-published book, detailing cycles of demolition and renewal in the city centre of Belfast 
100 copies
July 2017

Sneep, W. Onze Generatie, Puntkomma, 27.11.21
Falsaperla, A. Not Quite Nearly Fine, Exibart, 05.06.21
Tur, Ribas A. L'art de treure "del purgatori" una casa icònica del racionalisme, Ara, 22.07.20
Granda M. Natečaj: Solinarksa hiša, Končno poročilo žirije, OUTSIDER, Spring 2020 issue
Punete M. Incredulous, all of us, HART, 6.11.19
Tur Ribas, A. L’art que ajuda a salvar edificis d’autor, Ara, 1.10.19
Grael, V. La Modernidad, El Futuro del Ayer: El Sueño Retromoderno, Tendencies, El Mundo, 26.9.19
Casa Vilaró de Barcelona, en un programa artístico europeo de "reactivación", La Vanguardia, 16.9.19
Iloreta, N, L’artista Ben Weir Reflexiona Sobre el Passat i el Present de Casa Vilaró, Bonart, 17.09.19
Ruyters, D, [Feature:] Van Eyck Open Studios 2019, Metropolis M, 15.03.19
Rottier, J, Destination Unknown #3, Witte Rook, 30.10.17
Degree Show Issue, The Skinny, June 2015
McQueen, M, Education: Great Expectations, Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2012 issue

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