Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York, 1950. His mother was an editor at Magnum. He studied psychology and received a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics. After traveling extensively, he settled in South Africa working as a geologist and mining entrepreneur in Johannesburg. For over twenty years Ballen has been photographing the people, integrating his background in psycholoty into his work. He developed a style he describes as "documentary fiction" in the series "Outland" and "Shadow Chamber". The line between fantasy and reality in his blurred and in these series he employed drawings, painting, collage and sculptural techniques to create elaborate sets. Asylum of the Birds was recently launched with a video accompaying the book published by Thames and Hudson.

Roger Ballen's work has been exhibited in galleries internationally and has been widely colleted by institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Seleted Solo Exhibitions
2015 Museu de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile
    Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 Kunst-und Kulturzentrum Monschau, Aachen, Deutschland
Moscow Media Centre, Moscow Russia
Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Museu Oscar Niemeyter, Brazil


Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium
Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
2013 Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, Northern Island
Museum of Old and New, Hobart Australia
Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary ARt Center, Denmark
Palm Springs Art Museum, California, USA
Smith sonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA
Trafo Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2006 Berlin Biennial, Berlin
Bibliteque Nationale, Paris

罗杰·拜伦,当代最重要的摄影艺术家之一,1950年出生于美国纽约。拜伦的母亲曾任职马格南图片社。1968年,拜伦开始学习心理学,并获得矿产经济专业博士学位。后移居南非约翰内斯堡,在那里成为了一名地质学家,从事矿产开发。随后二十年间,拜伦一直没有中断对村庄和村民的拍摄, 并在作品中融入心理学元素。拜伦以简单的方格形式形成了风格鲜明的黑白摄影后开始逐渐趋于“纪实小说”的样式。2000年后,生活在南非社会边缘的底层人物开始参与到其系列作品《外域》和《Shadow Chamber》的拍摄中。在他近期系列作品《寄宿制家》和《鸟的庇护》中,幻想和显示的界限变得越来越模糊,并适用了绘画|拼贴和雕塑等语言行程了复杂的交集。作品《鸟的庇护》的同名书记和录像近期已右泰晤士与哈德逊出版社出版。
罗杰拜伦的个人创作风格独特, 展览遍及全世界,作品受到众多重要艺术机构的收藏,如巴黎蓬皮杜艺术中心,伦敦泰特美术馆,纽约现代艺术博物馆,伦敦维多利亚和阿尔伯特博物馆等。

个展节录
2015 当代艺术博物馆,圣地亚哥,智利
圣保罗现代艺术博物馆,巴西
2014 蒙绍艺术文化中心,亚琛,德国
莫斯科媒体中心,莫斯科,俄罗斯
Nicephore Niepce美术馆,Chalon-sur-Saone,法国
Oscar Niemeyter美术馆,巴西
Dr. Guislain美术馆, 根特,比利时
罗马当代艺术馆,意大利
Oliewenhuis美术馆,布隆方丹,南非
2013 贝尔法斯特摄影节,贝尔法斯特,北爱尔兰
amona美术馆,赫巴特,澳大利亚
Nikolaj哥本哈根当代艺术中心,丹麦
Palm Springs美术馆, 加利福尼亚, 美国
史密斯国家博物馆非洲艺术馆,华盛顿美国
2012 曼彻斯特美术馆,英国
Marta Herford美术馆, 黑尔福德,德国
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