Ben Rivers is an artist and filmmaker represented by Kate MacGarry Gallery in London. Rivers won the second EYE Art Film Prize, aswell as the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival for his first feature film TWO YEARS AT SEA; Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel, for SACK BARROW; Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, 2010. Recent solo shows include PHANTOMS, Triennale, Milan; URTH, The Renaissance Society, Chicago; ISLANDS, Kunstverein of Hamburg; EARTH NEEDS MORE MAGICIANS, Camden Arts Centre, London; THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS, Artangel, London and Whitworth Museum, Manchester. His most recent feature KRABI, 2562 directed in collaboration with Thai filmmaker Anocha Suwichakornpong premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2019.
Films (selection): WE THE PEOPLE (2004, short), MAY TOMORROW SHINE THE BRIGHTEST OF ALL YOUR MANY DAYS AS IT WILL BE YOUR LAST (2009, short), THINGS (2014), TWO YEARS AT SEA (2011), A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS (2013)