Hamburg Kennedy Photographs

Roger Ballen

(American, born 1950)

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Roger Ballen

Eulogy, 2004

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Roger Ballen

Twirling Wires, 2001

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Roger Ballen

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Roger Ballen

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Roger Ballen

Untitled

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Roger Ballen

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Biography

Timeline

1950
Born in New York, USA
1972
Bachelor's degree in Psychology University of California, Berkeley, USA
1981
PhD in Mineral Economics
Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa

Exhibitions

2012 - 2013
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
2012
Roger Ballen, Kunsthalle wien project space, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Novosibirsk Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia (solo)
Retrospective, Rosphoto, St. Petersburg, Russia (solo)
North-West University Museum, Potchefstroom, South Africa (solo)
Shadow Land: Photographs by Roger Ballen 1983-2011, Manchester Art Museum, Manchester, England
Roger Ballen: Fotografien 1969 bis 2009, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany (solo)
Retrospective, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
Roger Ballen: Asylum, Musée de l'Elysée. Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
No Way Out, Galerie Photonet, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
Roger Ballen: Fotografien 1969 bis 2009, Marta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany (solo)
Art of Others, Outsiders, Self Taught and Naive Artists, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Domestic Disorder in Contemporary Art, Musexpo, Goussainville, France
The FACE - evolution of portrait in photography, Rosphoto, St. Petersburg, Russia
2011
Roger Ballen and Boarding House, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (solo)
Roger Ballen, Fondazione Terre Medicee, Seravezza, Italy (solo)
Roger Ballen: Portraits, Still Lifes and New Works, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Roger Ballen, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands (solo)
Roger Ballen: Asylum, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, ARSENAL, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Boarding House & New Works, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Omsk Museum, Omsk, Russia (solo)
Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia (solo)
Roger Ballen, animal abstraction: selected photographs 1998 - 2011, Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Reconstructions: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Something that I'll Never Really See - Contemporary Photography from the V&A, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, India
High Speed Insanity, Blomqvist Fine Art, Oslo, Norway
The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Germany
Real, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
Peekaboo: Current South Africa, Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki, Finland
Roger Ballen - Photographs 1969-2009, Münchner Stadtmuseum - Sammlung Fotografie, Munich, Germany (solo)
Roger Ballen, Galeria Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2010
Bozar, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France (solo)
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (solo)
Photonet Galerie, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2009
Triennale, Milan, Italy (solo)
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa (solo)
University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (solo)
University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (solo)
Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark (solo)
Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy (solo)
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England (solo)
Johnen Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia (solo)
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario (solo)
still - roger ballen, Aura Gallery, Shanghai, China (solo)
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
City Museum of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
2008
Las implicaciones de la imagen, MUCA Museo Universitario de Ciencas y Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
Untitled (Vicarious), Photographing the Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
After Nature, New Museum, New York, USA
Go for it! Olbricht Collection (a sequel), Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Roger Ballen, Quality Pictures Contemporary Art, Portland, USA (solo)
black and white, Hong Kong (solo)
2007
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (solo)
Roger Ballen – Shadow Chamber, Galerie Photonet, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
Brutal, Tender, Human, Animal: Roger Ballen photography, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (solo)
again: serial practices in contemporary art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, USA
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA (solo)
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, USA (solo)
University of Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
luo quanmu paintings 2000-2007 aura gallery, Shanghai, China (solo)
2006
Pet Project, Australian Center for Photography, Fitzroy, Australia
Intersections. Atlanta collects Photography, High Museum, Atlanta, USA
The Cat’s Meow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Von Mäusen und Menschen, 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, KW Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Auf leisen Pfoten. Die Katze in der Kunst, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Shadow Chamber, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Shadow Chamber, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Atlanta College of Arts, USA (solo)
Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France (solo)
Christian Dam Gallery, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa (solo)
Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Galerie Kamel, Paris, France (solo)
Guido Costa Projects, Torino, Italy (solo)
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England (solo)
Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
National Arts Festival, South Africa (solo)
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa (solo)
2005
Snaps, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Shadow Chamber, Aura Gallery, Shanghai, China
2004
Beauty of Darkness, Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Je t’envisage. La Disparition du Portrait, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Public Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Literature

2011
Pijbes, Wim. Roger Ballen, animal abstraction: selected photographs 1998 - 2011. Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Roger Ballen. Iziko South African National Gallery. Cape Town, South Africa.
2010
Nicoletti, Giovanni. Roger Ballen: Storie. Museo Riva del Garda. Riva del Garda, Italy
Pohlmann, Ulrich and Christin Krause, eds. Roger Ballen - Photographs 1969-2009. Kerber. Bielefeld, Germany
2009
Roger Ballen: 1982 - 2009. Triennale di Milano, in collaboration with Galleria Massimo Minini. Milan, Italy
Boarding House, Phaidon Press, London
2005
Shadow Chamber, Introduction by Robert A. Sobieszek, Paidon Press, London
2003
Fact or Fiction, Introduction by Stéphane Guibourgé, Galerie Kamel Mennour
2001
Outland, Introduction by Peter Weiermair, Phaidon Press, London
1998
Lumo '98, Shadows, Finland (cat.)