I am preoccupied with my own visceral present, the role of an artist and the turbulent histories of queerness. Questioning the inescapable absurdity of identity, the performativity of existence and exploring how I can examine these ideas within my own output and experiences. An amalgamation of the accidental and the distinct opposite.
8 Juke - Ronan Smyth, FIX21
Husk Bennett is a visual artist from Belfast, with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art & Art History from Manchester School of Art.
Since graduating, Husk has exhibited extensively across the UK + Ireland including â€˜The Gallery S1â€™ with Artichoke Trust, Short Supplyâ€™s â€˜Queer Contemporariesâ€™ in AIR Gallery, Manchester, â€˜URGENCIES (2023)â€™ in CCA, Derry and Catalyst Artsâ€™ FIX â€˜21, Belfast. Alongside this, he has taken part in The MACâ€™s Hatch & Scratch scheme from 2021-22, was on the committee for the Flax Arts Project Space and is currently supported by Belfast City Council. Husk is a current Co-Director of Catalyst Arts (2022-24) and he is a founding member of The Glue Factory, a collective of 7 emerging artists from across Ireland.