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BENJAMIN FORSTER

ARTIST CV

BENJAMIN FORSTER

 

Website: http://www.emptybook.net/

 

Lives and works in Perth, Western Australia

 

EDUCATION

2004-08  Bachelor of Visual Art with First Class Honours (majoring in Print Media and Drawing), 

                  The Australian National University

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011       The Accumulation of Sediment, CTRL_Z Symposium, Fremantle

                )(, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

2010       Rational, CCAS Manuka, Canberra

2009       Cube3 Presents: Benjamin Forster, This Is Not Art, Cube3, Newcastle

                Extended, 24HrArt, Darwin

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012       Yonder, Perth Institute of Contempirary Art, Perth

                Spatial Drawing, Venn Gallery, Perth 

                PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

                The Conservatorium, Paper Mountain, Perth 

2011       Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Perth

2010       ARTilery – masterPEACE Exhibition, Manhattans, Perth

                Screengrab New Media Arts Award, eMerge Media Space, Townsville

                Fremantle Print Award 2010, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle   

                BEAM, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra

                The Ultimate Time Lapse Mega Mix, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

                Musk, M16 Artspace, Canberra

                Draft, First Site, Melbourne

                Blaze 4, Canberra Contemporary art space, Canberra

                Connected, ANU Foyer Gallery, Canberra

                CAPO Auction 2009, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

                Achromatism - Recent Video Work from the ACT, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane

                Post, Place Gallery, Melbourne

                International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics, Victoria, Canada

                Hatched 09: The National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth 

                 

PERFORMANCES

2010       The Last Man To Die, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

                The Last Man To Die, Blue Room, Perth

                The Last Man To Die, Under The Radar Festival, Brisbane

                The Last Man To Die (Pilot), The Street Theatre, Canberra

2009       Vital Limited, Street Theatre, Canberra

                Vital Limited Preview, Crack Theatre Festival, Newcastle

                Cognition Part 1, Belconnen Theatre, Canberra

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2011       Reckless Sleeper ‘Quiet Time’ Lab

                Australian Council New Work (emerging) grant

                Splendid Arts Lab

                National Science Week Funding Project

                National Jump Mentorship with Steve Bull

2010       Fremantle Arts Centre Studio Residency

                Non Acquisitive Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010

                Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Studio Residency

                SymbioticA Research Residency

                National Enabling Technologies Strategy Funding

                ArtsACT Project Funding

                The Space Program, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists 2010

2009       Open House II: Emerging Artists Residency, Canberra Youth Theatre

                Canberra Contemporary Art Space Exhiition/Residency Award

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Charles Martin, Hanna Cormick & Benjamin Forster,Audience Interactive Performance in “The Last Man to Die” (forthcoming in The Australasian Computer Music Conference), June 2010

Charles Martin, Hanna Cormick & Benjamin Forster, Cross-artform performance using networked interfaces:
Last Man to Die’s Vital LMTD
(forthcoming in New Interfaces for Musical Expression), June 2010

Liang Luscombe, Interview with Ben Forster, Un magazine, June 2010

Yolande Norris, Musk See, BMA magazine, Issue 347, April 2010

In a ‘Blaze’ of Humour, City News, March 2010

Original, talented, Canberra Times, October 2009

Artist Profile, BMA magazine, Issue 326, June 2009

Benjamin Forster,Drawing Machine (Output = Screen), Proceedings International
Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging 2009, Canada, May 2009

Allistair Riddell, Dorkbot Exhibits in Canberra, RealTime issue, February 2009