Benjamin Deakin lives and works in London. He studied at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design respectively, gaining an MA in Fine Art in 2006.
The key to Deakin’s artistic interests are his experiences from various travels to remote parts of the world. In 2013 he spent three months cycling through the Andes visiting ancient Inca and Wari ruins. He was recently awarded an artists residency at PADA studios, Lisbon, 2018. Previous residencies include: Joya Art+Ecologica, Andalucia, Spain (2017); Listhus, Olafsfjordur, Iceland in 2015; The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (2008), University of Kathmandu, Nepal (2005), Hospitalfield Trust, Arbroath, Scotland (2002). Deakin has exhibited extensivly throughout the United Kingdom.