Ben Weir
Spatial & Material Practice

NL~UK~IE

benweir.arch (at) gmail.com
b. 1991, Belfast            
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Education
Glasgow School of Art, Diploma in Architecture, 2015
University of Ulster, First class BA Hons Architecture, 2012


Teaching
Queen's University Belfast
Studio leader, MArch Studio 2: Scaffold with Prof. Michael McGarry
2019-20,
2020-21,
ongoing: regular invited juror

Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst
Invited guest critic, Studio: Making a Scene
2023


Exhibitions
De Aanschouw
Rotterdam, 2023

What the Flag!? feat.  Anna Neukamp, Athanasia Vidali, Ben Weir, Christian Landspersky, Éloïse Alliguié, Famke Storms, Isolde Venrooy, Jean Boumans, Jody Korbach, Kaya Erdinç, Kenneth Moreno Kiernand, Mikail Korcek, Rose Nordin, Stefania Crisan, Tom Bogaert, Vera Drebusch, Luuk Smits, Paul Koppers et al.
Greylight Projects, Heerlen, 2023

Core is Concrete, feat. Niamh Seana-Meehan and Tanad Aaron
Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2022

Charged Space (solo)
3bisF - Lieu d'Arts Contemporains, Aix-en-Provence, 2022

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

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

Casa Vilaró: A Caress and a Blow (solo)
Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, 2020
and,
Barcelona Architecture Week, Online Program, 2020

Artists in Architecture: Re-Activating Modern European Heritage
BOZAR, Brussels, 2019 - 20

GET LOST art route 2019
Collab. with Andrea Canepa
Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, 2019

Van Eyck Open Studios feat. 46 participating artists, designers, architects, curators and writers
Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2019

Huis
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
Belfast, 2018

DU 2017 feat. Arek Laskowski, Dina Dressen, Flo van der Waa, Jorieke Rottier, Linda Lenssen, Marina Višić, Wendy Nouse
Maastricht, 2017

EVERYTHINGGETSTREATEDTHESAME/
Framewerk, Belfast, 2017

30<30
Galleria Tulpenmanie, Milan, 2016

RSA Open
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2015 - 16

Ben Weir ~ Enya Lachman Curl
The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow, 2015

'The Ulster Museum 1914 - 2014, Evolution Amidst Revolution'
Curated by Rosaleen Hickey.
Ulster Museum, Belfast, 2014

'SO IT IS'
Group show presented by YAKA collective, in association with WASPs and WAVEparticle.
Glasgow, 2014



Residencies
Upcoming:

VierVaart
Groede, NL
October - December 2024

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VARES
Valga, Estonia
April 2024

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
Culture Moves Europe
EU, 2024

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


Publications
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

EVERYTHING GETS TREATED THE SAME/
Self-published book, detailing cycles of demolition and renewal in the city centre of Belfast 
100 copies
July 2017



Press
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
Steenson, C, Building a Book, VAI Newssheet, Jan/Feb 2018 issue
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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