Education

2011- 2013 MA Photography, Royal College of Art
2006- 2009 BA (Hons) Editorial Photography, University of Brighton
2004- 2005 Foundation BTEC Photography, London College of Communication


Solo Exhibitions

2016 And the Earth Screamed, Alive, South Kiosk, London, UK
2014 Surfaces of Exchange, Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space, London, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
The Supermarket of Images
, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France 

2019

Open Codes [Curators: Peter Weibel, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, Yasemin Keskintepe, Blanca Giménez], Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain
Drowning in a Sea of Data [Curator: João Laia], La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

2018
As We May Think, Feedforward: the Sixth Guangzhou Triennial
[Curators: Angelique Spaninks, ZHANG Ga, Philipp Ziegler] , Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Campos de Invisibilidade (Fields of Invisibility), Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil  
City Protocol, Chalton Gallery, London, UK
London Nights, Museum of London, London, UK
machines will watch us die, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
Open Codes, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany

2017
Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA, US
WRO Media Art Biennale: Draft Systems, Wroclaw, Poland
Tomorrows, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece
Infosphere [Curators: Peter Weibel, Daria Mille & Giulia Bini / ZKM], CENART, Mexico City, Mexico

2016
New Mythologies, POSTmatter/ Second Home, London, UK 
I stood before the source, The Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Canada
Imaginary | Boundaries, Bearspace, London, UK
Ghost on the Wire, Objectifs Gallery, Singapore
GLOBALE: Reset Modernity! [Curators: Bruno Latour, Martin Guinard-Terrin] ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Next Big Thing is Not a Thing, Bureau Europa, Maastricht, Holland
Nervous Systems [Curators: Anselm Franke/ Tactical Technology Collective], Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2015
Mediated Architecture, Swiss Architecture Museum, HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel), Switzerland
The Smart Home, Copenhagen, Denmark
Translation as Firework, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK
GLOBALE: Infosphere [Curators: Peter Weibel, Daria Mille & Giulia Bini], ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
fig-2 29/50 POSTmatter, ICA Studio, London, UK
“Men Gather, in Speech…” Emma Charles, Abri de Swardt & Rose English, Cooper Gallery DJCAD, Dundee, UK
By Set Square, Compass and Eye–Emma Charles and Alicja Dobrucka, South Kiosk, London, UK

2014
Marl Video Art Award, Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten, Marl, Germany
Neither Here Nor There, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, US
Ghost on the Wire, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK

2013
Chronovisor: Prologue, South Kiosk, London, UK
SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Waving Flags, WORK Gallery, London, UK

2012
CAPITAL, George and Jorgen Gallery, London, UK
London Calling: Tehran, 7Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Screenings

 

2019
The Theory of Concentric Spheres: Ben Rivers and Emma Charles
, South Kiosk, London, UK
Ways of Seeing
, Museo del Desierto, Coahuila, Mexico

2018
Ways of Seeing
, Touring screening programme: Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, and Centro Cultural Olimpo, Merida, Mexico
New Aesthetic: The End of Utopia?
, KFFK: Kurzfilmfestival Köln N°12, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Impakt Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures
, Utrecht, Holland
Transparency Machines- Hiperoptics: the visible or the invisible, Arsenal Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Theory of Concentric Spheres, Resonate Festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia

2017 
Arctic Moving Image Film Festival (with Q&A), Harstad, Norway
Rare Minerals, Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Castleton, UK
East End Film Festival, Hackney Picturehouse, London, UK
From Above: Architecture Film Festival London, London, UK
Doc/Visions: Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK
GeoMedia Research Network (with reading by Jussi Parikka), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland
Lanceurs d'alerteGaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Video Vortex XI: Video in Flux, Institute of Network Cultures, Kerala, India

2016
Transparency Machines- Program 3. Hyperoptics: visibility and invisibility and Program 4. Techno-eco-cene, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
Serpentine Marathon: Miracle Marathon, screening alongside Jussi Parikka ‘Underground: Infrastructural Imaginary’, Serpentine, UK
No Maps for These Territories, Jerwood Visual Arts, London
Crosstalk Video Art Festival: Dark Ecology, Budapest, Hungary
Systems > Networks - Photography and the Legacy of Conceptual Art (conference), London College of Communication, London, UK
Speeding and Braking: Navigating Acceleration (conference), Goldsmiths, London, UK
The gesture, the machine and the Smartphone / 1, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

2015
Artists' Moving Image Festival 2015, Tramway and LUX Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Beyond the Surface: A Journey into the Unknown, George and Jorgen, Blackall Studios, London, UK
Les Rencontres Internationales, Berlin 2015 HKW: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
WRO Media Art Biennale: Test Exposure, Wroclaw, Poland
Film Open, Spike Island, Bristol; ICA, London; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Transmission, Glasgow; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
ProxyACT International Short Film Festival, Goldsmiths, London, UK

2014
Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris 2014, La Gaîté lyrique, Paris, France
Celeste Prize, Assab One, Milan, Italy
31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
Centralia: South Kiosk Summer Screen, South Kiosk, London, UK

2013
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
Night Contact, Contact Editions, London, UK

2010
no.w.here screening, no.w.here Lab, London, UK

2009
Reading Experimental Film Festival, Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading, UK


Talks/Symposiums

 

2018
Artist talk, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
Artist talk, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland
2016 
Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
Visiting Lecturer, Camberwell College of Arts
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art
Systems > Networks - Photography and the Legacy of Conceptual Art (conference), London College of Communication, London, UK
Speeding and Braking: Navigating Acceleration (conference), Goldsmiths, London, UK
The gesture, the machine and the Smartphone / 1, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2015 
Artist Talk at ZKM
›Every Step You Take‹ – Art and Society in the Data Age conference, Dortmunder U, Germany
2014
Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton
IN:FORMATION Artist Q&A, Kassel Dokfest
Capitulations Q&A, Les Rencontres Internationales
2013 
Visiting Lecturer, London College of Communication
2012 
Visible Economies: Photography, Economic Conditions and Urban Experiences symposium, ‘Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space’, Brighton Photo Biennale


Curatorial

2016
No Maps for These Territories, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Spike Island, Bristol, UK


Residencies

2018 City Protocol, Songdo, South Korea
2016 NEO FUTURE, Arteles Creative Center, Finland
2014 British Council Maker Library Gallery: South Kiosk Residency, Machines Room, London
2012 Artist-in-Residence, School of Visual Arts, New York


Awards and Funding

 

2018
The Elephant Trust Award
Kazakh Embassy in UK
Shortlisted: Jerwood/FVU Award
2017
New Talent Award (Nomination), Sheffield Doc/Fest
Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts)
2016
POSTmatter ‘New Mythologies’ commission
ZKM/ Sciences Po Paris commission
Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) 
2015
Bar Tur Photobook Award, The Photographers’ Gallery - Finalist
Nominated for the Magnum Photos and Photo London Graduate Photographers Award 2015
2014
Jerwood Project Space Commission
WW Solo Award: Shortlisted
2012
RCA Travel Bursary
Villiers David Bursary Award
RCA Bursary Christopherson Foundation Grant
2011
Constance Fairness Foundation Prize: Shortlisted Bar-Tur Award: Shortlisted RCA Bursary
2009
Seoul National Graduate Award: Shortlisted


Collections

 

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany