Benjamin Beker was born in 1976 in Bonn, Germany and grew up in Hong Kong, China and Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He studied Photography at the BK Art Academy in Belgrade and graduated in 2001. Beker moved to London in 2005 and a year later started a MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2008.
Beker’s work has been published in the last edition of the Specialten Magazine and in the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 08. Catalogue.
He received the National Magazine Award in 2007 and for his final exhibition piece War & Liberation Monument Installation, receiving the Painters and Stainers Prize, RCA Society and Thames & Hudson Art Book Prize and was short-listed for the Conran Award.
He now lives and works in London and has been exhibiting in various group shows, such as “Feel the Force” at the CGP Gallery, “Farmers Market”, at the Handel Street Project Gallery and “Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed” at the Photographers Gallery in London.
After winning the ArtSway Open 08. Beker was given a solo exhibition at ArtSway Gallery, New Forest, Hampshire in September 2009.