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ROGER BALLEN


Born in New York City in 1950. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

  • 2013

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC.
Fotofestiwal, Art Center, Lodz, Poland.
Kennedy Gallery of the Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece.
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, USA.
Westlicht, Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienne, Austria.

 

  • 2012

Black and White, GuatePhoto, Guatemala.
Manchester Art Museum, UK.
Marta Herford Museum, Germany.
Northwest University Museum, Potchestroom, South Africa.
Novosibirsk Art Museum, Russia.
Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria.
Asylum, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rosphoto, State Museum and Exhibition Centre for Photography, St. Petersbourg, Russia.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.
Fotografiska, Stockholm.

 

  • 2011

Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia.

Fahey Klein, Los Angeles, California.

Fondazione Terre Medicee, Seravezza, Italy.

Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Germany.

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Canada.

Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands.

Omsk Museum, Russia.

Sammlung Prinzhorn, Outland and Shadow Chamber, Heidelberg, Germany.

 

  • 2010

Boarding House, kamel mennour, Paris.

Bozar, Brussels.
Comune di Arco/Galleria Civica, Italy.
Centro de Arte la Regenta, Las Palmas, Spain.
Festival of Photography of Savignano, Italy.
Gallery Photographer RU, Moscow, Russia.
Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany.
Galeria Max Estrella.
Galeria Senda. Barcelona, Spain.
George Eastman House, Rochester, USA.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA.
Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia.
Photonet Galerie, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sammlungsleiter Fotomuseum, Munich, Germany.
Stenersen Museum, Oslo.
Sydney Biennale, Australia.
University of the O.F.S., South Africa.
Ubuntu, Salzburg Austria.
Ubuntu, Berlin, Germany.

 

  • 2009

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Aura Gallery, Shanghai.
City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA.
Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark.
Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy.
Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK.
Johnen Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia.
National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario.
Triennale, Milan, Italy.
University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
University of Pretoria, South Africa.
University of the Orange Free State, South Africa.

 

  • 2008

AEREA / Christian Larsen, Stockholm, Sweden.
Art Gallery of Western Australia.
BWA Gallery, Katowice, Poland.
Galeria vanGuardia, Bilbao, Spain.
Hertzelia Artists Host Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Omaggio a Federico Vender at Palazzo dei Panni of Arco Trento Su Palatu, Sardinia.

 

  • 2007

Aura Gallery, Hong Kong.
Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg.
Galerie Photonet, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA.
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.
Trafo Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.

 

  • 2006

Atlanta College of Arts, USA.
Berlin Biennial, Berlin.
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, USA.
Christian Dam Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain.
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne.
kamel mennour, Paris, France.
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland.
Guido Costa Projects, Torino, Italy.
Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp.
National Arts Festival, South Africa.
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloem., South Africa.
Photographer’s Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Sasol Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.

 

  • 2005

Aura Gallery, Shanghai.
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem.
Durban Art Gallery, South Africa.
Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam.
Gagosian Gallery, New York.

 

  • 2004

Berkeley Art Museum, California.
Le Chateau d'eau à Toulouse.
State Museum of Russia, St. Petersburg.

 

  • 2003

kamel mennour, Paris.
Galleria Carla Sozzani, Italy.

 

  • 2002

Centro Cultural de Maia, O'Porto.
Gallery of Photography, Dublin.
Galleria D'arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy.
Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
Musee Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône, France.
Museo Nazionalle Italy, Brescia.
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense.
Nuku Gallery, Oulu.
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao.

 

  • 2001

Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
Encontros da imagem, Braga, Portugal.
Fotoforum, Frankfurt.
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
Hasselblad Center, Gutenberg.
International Photo Festival Herten.
Kicken Gallery, Berlin.
Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Krefeld.
Mateo Inurria, Cordoba.
PhotoEspana, Madrid.
Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse.
Rupertinum, Salzburg.
Shine Gallery, London.
Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart.

 

  • 2000

Museum of Photography, Athens.
Noordelicht, Amsterdam.
Royal Theatre of Namur, Belgium.
Sani Festival, Greece.
Thessaloniki, Month of Photography.

 

  • 1999

Fait & Cause, Paris.
Melkweg, Amsterdam.
Month of Photography, Bratislava.
Month of Photography, Cape Town.

 

  • 1998

Kunsthaus, Zürich.
Kunstal Museum, Rotterdam.
Lumo '98.

 

  • 1996

Eindhoven Photographic Festival.
Tarranto Gallery, New York City.

 

  • 1995

Arles Photographic Festival, Arles.
Royal Festival Hall/Hayward, London.

 

  • 1994

Afrikaner Museum, Johannesburg.
Michaelis Collection, Cape Town.

 

  • 1986

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
Shell Gallery, Cape Town.

 

  • 1982

Market Theatre, Johannesburg.

 

  • 1981

Centre for Photography, Denver.

 

 

 

GROUP SHOWS


  • 2012

Doubles, Dualities, and Doppelgängers, Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York.
The Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, USA.
Confounding: Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Play, Stormopkst, Turnhout, Belgium.
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, International Centre of Photography, New York.
Traumwelten, In the Court of the King of Dreams, Kunsthalle HGN, Duderstadt, Germany.

Art of Others, Outsiders, Self Taught and Navive Artists, Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel.

Domestic Disorder in Contemporary Art, Musexpo, Gouggainville, France.

 

  • 2011

High Speed Insanity, Blomquist, Olso, Norway.

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, India.

Real, Fotogaleria Wien, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • 2010

7th Lane, Ellen-K Fine Art Photography, Norway.
BIP 2010, Liege, Belgium.
PEEKABOO! Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace, Finland.
Skotia Gallery, First Biennial Photography Invitational, Santa Fe, USA.
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.

 

  • 2008

After Nature, New Museum, New York, USA.
Cautionary Tales, Albuquerque, USA.
New York Photo Festival, New York, USA.

Untitled (Vicarious), Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA.

 

  • 2005

Snaps, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

  • 2004

Making Faces, Musée de l’Elysée, France

 

  • 2002

Citigroup Photography Prize, London.
Centro Cultural de Maia, O'Porto.
National Portrait Gallery, London.
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 2002 Dislocation, Spain.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

  • 2001

La Natura Della Natura Morta.
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense C, Denmark.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

 

  • 2000

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Deutschland.
"Portraits of Africa", Berlin.

 

  • 1999

Film & Television, Bradford.
National Museum of Photography.
National Portrait Gallery, London.

 

  • 1998

Comment Jouer Enfermement, Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris.
National Portrait Gallery, London.

 

  • 1997

Contemporain, Paris.
Double Vie, Double Vue, Fondation Cartier pour l'art, Paris.
South African National Gallery, Cape Town.

 

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

 

Art Gallery of South Australia.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney.

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

Berkeley Art Museum, California, USA.

Birmingham Art Museum, USA.

Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA.

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

Durban Museum, South Africa.

Fotomuseum, Munchen, Germany.

Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA.

Johannesburg Art Museum, South Africa.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA.

Louisiana Museum, Denmark.

Maison Europene de la Photographie, France.

Milwaukee Art Museum, USA.

Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp, Belgium.

Musee Nicephore Niepce, France.

Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark.

Musee de la Photographie a Charleroi, Belgium.

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.

Museo nazionale della Fotografia, Italy.

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.

Museum Sittard, Sittard, Netherlands.

National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum, South Africa.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Spencer Art Museum, Kansas, USA.

State Museum of Russia, St. Petersbourg.

Stejelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA.

 

 

AWARDS



  • 2009

Finalist, Lucie Awards.

Curator / Exhibition of the Year: Roger Ballen: Photographs 1982-2009. Curated by Dr. Anthony Bannon for the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.

 

  • 2006

Art Directors Club Award Photography.

 

  • 2005

Selma Blair Witch Project - New York Times Magazine, October 31st.


  • 2004

Top 10 Exhibition, Matthew Higgs, Artforum.

 

  • 2002

Citigroup Prize, finalist, UK.
Photographer of the Year, Rencontres d'Arles.
Top 10 Exhibition, Vince Aletti, Artforum.

 

  • 2001

PhotoEspana, Best Photographic Book of the Year, Spain.
Photo-eye, Best Documentary Title, Best Photography Books of 2001.

Special mention: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2001.

 

  • 2000

Sani Festival, Best Solo Exhibition, Greece, 2000.

 

FILMS

 

  • 2005

Memento Mori - A Saskia Vredeveld film, From the world of photographer Roger Ballen, A Netherlands Film Fund & Peacefield Film.

 

  • 2002

Selfportrait, Roger Ballen, NPS Television, The Netherlands.

 

  • 1995

Platteland, Images from Rural S. Africa, ITV Television, South Bank Show, London.

 

  • 1986

Dorps, Small Towns of South Africa, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Film documentary on Roger Ballen's book.