Benedict Drew graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2011. CIRCA Projects worked with Benedict to commission a new installation of The Persuaders as part of AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible, which took place throughout March 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has frequently collaborated with a diverse mix of artists and musicians including Otomo Yoshihide, Rhodri Davies, Greg Pope, Emily Richardson, Sachiko M and Emma Hart performing often in the UK and internationally including at Tate Modern (with Sachiko M), the Yamaguchi Centre for Art, Japan (with Otomo Yoshihide) and (in collaboration with Emma Hart) at Rotterdam Film Festival, ICA London, ‘Performa 09’ New York and The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art as part of ‘images festival’ where they together received an OCAD Off Screen Award for the installation untitled seven. For many years he curated the London Musicians’ Collective annual festival of experimental music. Benedict lives and works in Whitstable and Margate.