Artist Statement

Rob Hilken is an artist and curator living in Belfast. His multi-disciplinary practice includes short film and video installations, sculpture and performative install-actions.

Hilken’s work is often participatory, using experiences and interactions to explore both personal relationships and our roles within society at large. He frequently works collaboratively and through his use of multiples and repetition (objects and interactions) he explores patterns within themes such as nature, social behaviour and economics.

Selected Exhibitions

  • June 2016 – Bangor Castle Walled Garden, ‘ForM’
  • August 2015 – Taste of Cavan, ‘Ulster Fry Videos’
  • February 2015 – trans-art, Cavan, ‘Indecency’
  • May 2014 – Tools for Solidarity, Belfast, ‘Day Rave’
  • March 2014 – R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, ‘Repeat:Repeat’ (Curator)
  • November 2013 – Catalyst Arts, Belfast, ‘Forces’ (Curator)
  • August 2013 – Household, Ormeau Road, Belfast, ‘Once Upon a Time on the Ormeau Road’
  • October 2012 – Ulster Museum, Belfast, ‘Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition’
  • October 2012 – Block T, Dublin, ‘Divine Creation II’
  • August 2012 – Household, Ormeau Park, Belfast, ‘The Big Ormeau Fry Up’
  • August 2012 – PS2, Belfast, ‘PRIME Collective – Converge’
  • May 2012 – Catalyst Arts, Belfast, ‘Fifteen Over Eight’
  • October 2011 – Ulster Museum, Belfast. ‘Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition’
  • September 2011 – Catalyst Arts Project Space, Belfast. ‘Ulster Fry – A video installation with Gary Watson’
  • February 2011 – Catalyst Arts, Belfast. ‘Divine Creation’

Education

  • HND Fine Art, 2012, Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, 2010, Belfast Metropolitan College

Employment

  • Northern Ireland Manager, Visual Artists Ireland. 2014 – present
  • Office Manager, R-Space Gallery. 2013 – present
  • Co-Director, Catalyst Arts Gallery. 2012 – 2013