BEN ALPER

Projects

An Index of Walking
Terrain Vague
(re)generation
Chain Reaction
Slow and Painful
All the Places I've Ever Lived
Background Noise
Pluralities
Tabula Rasa
Memento Mori
More Than Words...
Erasure
The Family Dig

The Archival Impulse
CV/Bio
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Ben Alper
b. 1983, Westerly, RI

EDUCATION

2014 - MFA, Studio Art, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
2009 - BFA, Photography, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
An Index of Walking, The John and June Allcott Gallery, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Merge, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
Family Pictures, The New Ohio Theater, New York, NY
Parts of the Sum: 2014 MFA Exhibition, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
2013
The Power of Habit,The John and June Allcott Gallery, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
Process of Subtraction, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
The Present Tense of Space (Presented by Lintroller), 317, Brooklyn, NY
Surface Tension, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
An Ode To Paper/Unpublished, Corridor and Stairs, Milan, Italy
Useful Pictures, Michael Matthews Gallery, New York, NY
Archetype Drift, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL
2012
These Peanuts Are Bullets, Unpublished Collector's Edition, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY
Young Curators, New Ideas IV, Meulensteen, New York, NY
Small Works, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA
2011

Unpublished Issue #03, Le Dictateur Gallery, Milan, Italy
All of This Is Rocket Science, The Black Box Project, nofound Photo Fair, Paris, France
Macabre & Mysticism, Red Roots Gallery, New York, NY
How To Disappear, Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO
The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 Exhibition, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2010
Manual Transmission Miami, NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL
Manual Transmission, Bush Gardens Rooftop, Brooklyn, NY
Bushwick Open Studios, 250 Moore, Brooklyn, NY
Graphic Intersections, Umbrage Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Postcards From the Edge, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
2009
ARTribe:Photography For The Next Generation, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Mass Art, Boston, MA
Mass Art's 20th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Boston, MA
PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
2008
ARTcetera Art Auction, Boston, MA
A-4 Galley, Mass Art, Boston, MA
Insight Photography Project Silent Auction, Brattleboro, VT
Exposure Project, Tillies of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
All School Show, Mass Art, Boston, MA
2007
Exposure Project, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA
Exposure Project, Center for Photographic Exhibitions, Boston, MA
2006
Artcetera Art Auction, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

PUBLICATIONS

Conjunction Magazine, Issue #4 (Grief)
Dear Dave, Issue #15
Conveyor Magazine, Issue #5 (Spectre // Spectrum)
Young Curators, New Ideas IV - Meulensteen Gallery
Album Magazin, Issue #3 (The White Album)
Bite Magazine, Issue #3
Unpublished Magazine, Issue #3
The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 - Humble Arts Foundation
The Exposure Project Book, Issue # 3
The Exposure Project Book, Issue # 2
The Exposure Project Book, Issue # 1
In The Loupe

PRINTS & EDITIONS

Gyroscope Prints - postcard subscription series (Forthcoming)
Interleaves - Oranbeg Press - fold-out poster

SELECTED ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHY

12-52
Paper Journal

Fear & Loathing, curated by Katherine Ware, for Art Photo Index
SeeSaw Magazine, Issue 17

Art Photo Index
Shpilman Institute of Photography
Booooooom!
Conscientious
Useful Pictures
Violet Strays
Shane Lavalette's Journal
Landscape Stories, Issue 2
SuperMassiveBlackHole, Issue 5
Moloko + Magazine, Issue 10
No Culture Icons
Unless You Will, Issue 4
The Photography Post
01 Magazine, Issue 4
Ahorn Magazine, Issue 2
I Heart Photograph
Wassenaar, Issue 1
Flak Photo
Group Show # 13
Northeast Exposure Online, PRC

INTERVIEWS

In The In-Between (interview conducted by Gregory Jones)
Lavalette
(interview conducted by Zach Nader)
Photo Op (interview conducted by Jon Feinstein)
Mossless Magazine (interview conducted by SuperMassiveBlackHole)
All of This Rocket Science (Interview concucted by Pauline Magnenat)
Mull It Over (Interview conducted by Jonathan Cherry)
01 Magazine (Interview conducted by Jeff Otto O'Brien)

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

LOOKbetween, Charlottesville, VA 2010 (Festival Nominator)
Graphic Intersections: Volumes 1 & 2, 2009/10
The Portrait As Allegory, Umbrage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2010
Theartspace Photography Competition, 2009
The Exposure Project Book, Issue 4, 2009
The Exposure Project Blog, 2007 - 2011