Benjamin Mills

Artist Statement:


I am an experimental performance maker and live artist based in Leeds. My work is located within a Performance, Live and visual art’s context. The mediums I work within are wide ranging and are used in response to the content I am dealing with in that specific project. My current practice is specifically concerned with the politics of Hope and the themes of Failure, Labour and utopia. I am also associate artist at the LIve Art Bistro in Leeds.


Artist CV:


he Ben Mills Collaboration (Leeds)
Artistic Director (2013-to present)

I have produced my own performance company which has a focus on collaborating with artists and communities, to produce experimental performance, live art, public intervention and visual art installation.

LIFF Festival supported by East street arts (Community Bakery).
Project Director and facilitator (2016)

Transform Festival Takeover at Battersea arts centre (Do You Even Lift Bro).
Project Director and Performer (2016)

Velo Cafe residency ( East street arts / Le’entorse) Lille and Leeds
(Domicile project).
Project Director and performer (2015)

Emergency Festival Manchester (Reunion)
Project Director and Performer (2015)

Compass Live Art Festival (Campagnion)
Project Director and Performer (2014)

Impossible Lecture (Skipton, Beacons Festival)
Key Collaborator and Host (2011- to present)

Uncover Leeds Festival (Who Leeds you were?)
Project director and performer (2014)

Vantage Art Prize (Content?)
Project Director and Performer (2013)

(In) – Exclusion 24hr Live Art Takeover (Letting Ourselves Down)
Project Director and performer (2013)


BA HONS: Art, Event, Performance    (2.1)

PGD: Contemporary Performance. Bilbao, Spain. (Distinction)

The Newbridge Project