Roger Ballen

Puppet, 2007.
										silver gelantine print.
									50 x 50 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 in.
Puppet, 2007.
silver gelantine print.
50 x 50 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 in.

Pathos, 2007.
									black and white photograph.
								50 x 50 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 in.
Pathos, 2007.
black and white photograph.
50 x 50 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 in.

Ratman, 2000.
								black and white photograph.
							80 x 80 cm / 31.4 x 31.4 in.
Ratman, 2000.
black and white photograph.
80 x 80 cm / 31.4 x 31.4 in.

Fragments, 1999.
							black and white photograph.
						50 x 50 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 in.
Fragments, 1999.
black and white photograph.
50 x 50 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 in.

Boarding House, 1999.
						black and white photograph.
					80 x 80 cm / 31.4 x 31.4 in.
Boarding House, 1999.
black and white photograph.
80 x 80 cm / 31.4 x 31.4 in.

John and roommates, 1999.
					silver gelantine print.
				40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.
John and roommates, 1999.
silver gelantine print.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.

Stare, 1999.
				black and white photograph.
			40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.
Stare, 1999.
black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.

Patient, 1998.
			silver gelantine print.
		40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.
Patient, 1998.
silver gelantine print.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.

Woman on garden chair in front of bamboo, 1996.
		black and white photograph.
	40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.
Woman on garden chair in front of bamboo, 1996.
black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.

Man with Bangs, 1995.
	black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.
Man with Bangs, 1995.
black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.

Sergeant F de Bruin, Department of Prisons employee, Orange Free State, 1992.
black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.
Sergeant F de Bruin, Department of Prisons employee, Orange Free State, 1992.
black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.

Prison warder and wife, Southern Transvaal, 1986.
black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.
Prison warder and wife, Southern Transvaal, 1986.
black and white photograph.
40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 in.

Geboren 1950 in New York City, USA / born 1950 in New York City, USA

1972Abschluss in Psychologie Universität California, Berkeley, USA / BA in Psychology University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
1981Abschluss in Bergbauwissenschaften, Colorado, USA / PhD in Mineral Economics Colorado School of Mines, USA


Lebt und arbeitet in Johannesburg, Südafrika / lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Auszeichhungen / Awards

2006Art Directors Club Award Photography
2005Selma Blair Witch Project , New York Times Magazine
2004Top 10 Exhibition, Matthew Higgs, Artforum
2002Citigroup Prize, finalist, UK
2002Photographer of the Year, Recontres d’Arles
2001PhotoEspana, Best Photographic Book of the Year
2001Photo-eye, Best Documentary Title, Best Photography  Books of 2001
2001Special mention: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2001
2000Sani Festival, Best Solo Exhibition, Greece



Einzelausstellungen / Solo Exhibitions

2013
Roger Ballen Trasfiguracoes, Fotografias 1968-2012, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, BR
Roger Ballen, Mona Museum, Hobart, Tasmania, AU
Roger Ballen Retrospektive, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK
Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen. A Photographic Retrospective, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, US
Roger Ballen Photography, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, US
Retrospektive Roger Ballen, WestLicht - Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna, AT

2012        
Roger Ballen: Documentary Fiction, 1982-2012, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL   
Roger Ballen Fotografien 1969 bis 2009, Marta Herford, Herford, DE
Fotografiska, Stockholm, SE
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT
Shadow Land: Photographs by Roger Ballen 1983-2011, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Roger Ballen, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL
Potchefstroom Museum, Potchefstroom, SA
Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, RU
Roger Ballen - Asylum, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, CH
Roger Ballen, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janiero, BR
Shadow Land: Photographs by Roger Ballen 1983-2011, Rosphoto, St. Petersburg, RU

2011

Boarding House & New Works, Fahey Klein, Los Angeles, US
Skadukant, Museum het Domein, Sittard, NL            
Fondazione Terre Medicee, Seravezza, IT
Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, DK
Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, DE
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, CA
Omsk Museum, RU

2010
Bozar, Brussels, BE
Galeria Max Estrella, Madrid, ES
Galeria Senda, Barcelona, ES
Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, FR
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
Photonet Galerie, Wiesbaden, DE
Stenersen Museum, Oslo, NO
Sydney Biennale, AU

2009
Auckland University of Technology, NZ
Aura Gallery, Shanghai, CN
City Museum of Ljubljana, Sl
Gagosian Gallery, New York, US
Galerie Wolfsen, DE
Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Sl
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, IT
Hamiltons Gallery, London, GB
Johnen Gallery, Berlin, DE
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, AU
National Library of Australia, Canberra, AU
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, CA
Triennale, Milan, IT
University of Johannesburg, ZA
University of Pretoria, ZA
University of the Orange Free State, ZA

2008
Quality Pictures Contemporary Art, Portland, US
ORAEREA / Christian Larsen, Stockholm, SE
SArt Gallery of Western AusBWA Gallery, Katowice, PL
PGaleria vanGuardia, Bilbao, ES
SHertzelia Artists Host Centre, Tel Aviv, IL
Omaggio a Federico Vender at Palazzo dei Panni of Arco Trento, IT
Su Palatu, Sardinia, IT

2007
Brutal, Tender, Human, Animal: Roger Ballen photography,The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, AU
Schattenkabinett, Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg,DE
Shadow Chamber, Galerie Photonet, Wiesbaden, DE
DJohannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA
S.ARobert Klein Gallery, Boston, US
USACatherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, US
USAJackson Fine Art, Atlanta, US
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, CA

2006
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, DE
Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerpen, BE
Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE
Guido Costa Projects, Turin, IT
Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, FR
Galeria Senda, Barcelona, ES
Atlanta College of Arts, Atlanta, US
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, FR
Fotografiks Center, Copenhagen, DK
DKPhotographer’s Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, CH
Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Christian Dam Gallery, Oslo, NO
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA
Aura Gallery, Shanghai, CN
Stills Gallery, Sydney, AU
Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, ES
Deichtorhallen, HamburgOliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, ZA
asol Art Museum, Stellenbosch, ZA
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, US

2005
Aura Gallery, Beijing, CN
Durban Art Gallery, ZA
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NLGagosian Gallery, New York, US
Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2004
Berkeley Art Museum, California, US
Dieci Comme ltd, Tokyo, JP
Le Chateau d’eau à Toulouse, FR
State Museum of Russia, St Petersburg, RU

2003
Galleria Carla Sozzani, IT
Galerie Mennour, Paris, FR

2002
Centro Cultural de Maia, O’Porto, PT
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Gagosian Gallery, New York, US
Galleria D’arte Moderna Bologna, IT
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, IE
Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, FR
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, DK
Museo Nazionalle Italy, Brescia, IT
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
SANuku Gallery, Oulu, FI
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, ES

2001
Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, ZA
Encontros da imagem, Braga, PT
Fotoforum, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA
Hasselblad Center, SE
International Photo Festival Herten, DE
Kicken Gallery, Berlin, DE
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kunstmuseen, Krefeld, DE
Mateo Inurria, Cordoba, EE
PhotoEspana, Madrid, ES
Printemps de Septembre a Toulouse, FR
Rupertinum, Salzburg, AT
Shine Gallery, London, GB
Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DE

2000
Month of Photography, Thessaloniki, GR
Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, GR
Noordelicht, Amsterdam, NL
Royal Theatre of Namur, BE
Sani Festival, GR
 

Gruppenausstellungen / Group Exhibitions

2013
Roger Ballen / Ryan Mendoza / Paul P., Gallery Massimo Minini, Brescia, IT
Outsiders, Naive and Autodidacts, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, IL

2012
Brundyn and Gonzales, Cape Town, SA

2011                 
The Eye is a Lonely Hunter, 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, DE
Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Rio de Janerio, BR
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, IN

2010                 
7th Lane, Ellen-K Fine Art Photography, NO
BIP 2010, Liege, BE
PEEKABOO! Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace, FI
Skotia Gallery, First Biennial Photography Invitational, Santa Fe, US
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL

2008
After Nature, New Museum, New York, US
Cautionary Tales, Albuquerque, US
New York Photo Festival, New York, US
Untitled (Vicarious), Gagosian Gallery, New York, US

2007
again: serial practices in contemporary art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, US

2006
Von Mäusen und Menschen, 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, KW, Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, US
Auf leisen Pfoten. Die Katze in der Kunst, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, DE
Pet Project, Australian Center for Photography, Fitzroy, AU
Intersections. Atlanta collects Photography, High Museum, Atlanta, US
The Cat’s Meow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US

2005
Snaps, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA

2004
Making Faces, Musée de l’Elysée, FR

2002
Citigroup Photography Prize, London, GB
Dislocation, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, ES
Dislocation, Centro Cultural de Maia O’Porto, PT
New documentary photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, GB
National Portrait Gallery, London, GB

2001
Hall of Mirrors, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, DK
Recent Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
La Natura Della Natura Morta, IT
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, FR
PhotoEspana, Madrid, ES
Encontros da imagem, Braga, PT

2000
Portraits of Africa, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
Noordelicht, Amsterdam, NL


Filme / Films

2005Memento Mori- A Saskia Vredeveld film, From the world of photographer Roger Ballen, A Netherlands Film Fund & Peacefield Film
2002Selfportrait, Roger Ballen, NPS Television, The Netherlands Platteland, Images from Rural South Africa, ITV Television, South Bank Show, London, Great Britain
1986Dorps, Small Towns of South Africa, South African Broadcasting Corporation Film documentary on Roger Ballen's book



Sammlungen / Collections

Art Gallery of South Australia, AU
Art Gallery of New South Wales, AU
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, AU
Berkeley Art Museum, California, US
Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
Durban Museum, ZA
Fotomuseum, Munich, DE
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, SE
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US
Johannesburg Art Museum, ZA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, US
Louisiana Museum, DE
Maison Europene de la Photogrpahie, FR
Musee Nicephore Niepce, FR
Museet for Fotokunst, DE
Musee de la Photographie a Charleroi, BE
Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE
Museo nazionale Della Fotografia, IT
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
National Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, ZA
Spencer Art Museum, Kansas, US
Stejelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, GB