education:

2004-2008
Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours.
Majoring in Printmedia and Drawing.
The Australian National University

solo exhibitions:

2013 aug: Kynic, Canberra Contemporary Art Space (UPCOMING)

2011 nov: The Accumulation of Sediment, CTRL-Z Symposium, Fremantle WA

2011 mar-may: )(, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

2010 mar-apr: Rational, CCAS Manuka, Canberra ACT

2009 oct: Cube3 Presents: Benjamin Forster, This Is Not Art, Newcastle NSW

2009 sep-oct: Extended, 24HrArt, Darwin NT

group exhibitions:

2013 jun-aug: Semipermeable (+), Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW

2013 mar-apr: NEW13, ACCA, Melbourne VIC

2013 mar-apr: Foundation’s edge, QUT Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2012 oct-dec: Primavera 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW

2012 oct: Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Joondalup, Perth WA

2012 sep-oct: Yonder, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth WA

2012 jul-aug: Spatial Drawing, Venn Gallery, Perth WA

2012 jul: The Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth WA

2012 feb: The Conservatorium, Paper Mountain, Perth WA

2011 oct-nov: Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Joondalup, Perth WA

2010 dec: ARTillery- masterPEACE Exhibition, Manhattans, Perth WA

2010 oct-nov: Screengrab New Media Arts Award, eMerge Media Space, Townsville QLD

2010 sep-nov: Fremantle Print Award 2010, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

2010 jun: BEAM, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra ACT

2010 apr: Musk, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2010 apr: Draft, First Site, Melbourne VIC

2010 feb-mar: Blaze, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra ACT

2010 feb-mar: Connected, ANU Foyer Gallery, Canberra ACT

2009 oct: Fictionary, CCAS Manuka, Canberra ACT

2009 sep: Copy Cat Fakes Forgeries and Appropriation – CCAS Members Show, CCAS Manuka, Canberra ACT

2009 sep: Achromatism – Recent Video Work from the ACT, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane QLD

2009 sep: Post, Place Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2009 sep: Beginning, Beginning Middle & End, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT

2009 sep: Surfacing, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

2009 may: International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics, Victoria CANADA

2009 may: M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2009 apr-jun: Hatched 09: The National Graduate Exhibition, PICA, Perth WA

2009 apr: Phoenix Prize 2009, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra ACT

2009 feb: Future:Colour, Art:House Art + Design Festival, Queanbeyan NSW

2009 feb: Mish Mash, The Front Cafe and Gallery, Canberra ACT

2008 dec: Graduating Exhibition 2008, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT

2008 nov: Novus Ars, ANCA, Canberra ACT

2008 nov: Dorkbot, CCAS Manuka, Canberra ACT

2008 aug: ANU Drawing Prize 2008, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT

2008 nov: Left or Leaving, CCAS Manuka, Canberra ACT

2008 feb: You Can Count To Ten, Black and Blue, Sydney NSW

2007 dec: Graduating Exhibition 2007, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT

2007 nov: BEAM, Domain, Canberra ACT

2006 aug: ANU Drawing Prize 2006, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT

public art commissions

2012: 281474976710656: The catalogue of forms iterated over time, Albert Facey House, Perth WA

2012: WA 1828-1988: A Luminary Series of Records Played in Parallel (Collaboration with Sohan Ariel Hayes),Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA

selected projection nights:

2012 apr-may: WA 1828-1988: A Luminary Series of Records Played in Parallel (with Sohan Ariel Hayes), Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA

2010 may: The Ultimate Time Lapse Mega Mix, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne VIC

2009 sep: BEAM, Opening of the Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

2009 jul: BEAM, The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT

2009 apr: BEAM, In2Change, Belconnen Bus Interchange, ACT

2009 feb: BEAM, Benedict House, Queanbeyen NSW

2008 oct: BEAM, National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT

2008 jun: RAIA ACT Architecture Awards 2008 (Collaboration with Richard Blackwell), Hotel Realm, Canberra ACT

2007 oct: BEAM, National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT

performances:

2011 nov: Architecture | Drawing | Movement (Work in Progress Showing) with Rhiannon Newton, CIA Studios, Perth WA

2010 dec: The Last Man To Die, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra ACT

2010 sep-oct: The Last Man To Die, Blue Room, Perth WA

2010 sep: The Last Man To Die, Under The Radar Festival, Brisbane QLD

2010 jun: The Last Man To Die (Pilot), The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT

2010 mar: The Last Man To Die, Belconnen Theatre, Canberra ACT

2009 oct: Vital Limited, Street Theatre, Canberra ACT

2009 oct: Vital Limited Preview, Crack Theatre Festival, Newcastle NSW

2009 feb: Cognition, ANU School of Music, Canberra ACT

2008 sep: Cognition Part 1, Belconnen Theatre, Canberra ACT

prizes, awards and residencies:

Australia Council Early Career Residency at the MCA 2013

WA State Archives Residency with Sohan Ariel Hayes 2013

Australia Council Interarts Project Funding 2013

SymbioticA Research Residency 2013

Celebration Award – Joondalup Invitation Art Award 2012

Award for Excellence – Joondalup Invitation Art Award 2012

DCA Quick Response Funding 2012

WA State Archives Residency with Sohan Ariel Hayes 2012

DCA Young People and the Arts Project Funding 2011

Reckless Sleepers ‘Quiet Time’ Lab 2011

Australia Council New Work (emerging) Grant 2011

Splendid Arts Lab 2011

National Science Week Project Funding 2011

National Jump Mentorship with Steve Bull 2011

Fremantle Arts Centre Studio Residency 2010 – 11

Non Acquisitive Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Studio Residency 2010

SymbioticA Research Residency 2010

National Enabling Technologies Strategy Funding 2010

ArtsACT Project Funding 2010

The Space Program, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists 2010

Open House II: Emerging Artists Residency, Canberra Youth Theatre 2009

Canberra Contemporary Art Space Exhibition\Residency Award, 2009

publications and reviews:

2010 jun: Audience Interactive Performance in “The Last Man to Die”, Charles Martin, Hanna Cormick, Benjamin Forster, (forthcoming in “The Australasian Computer Music Conference”, June 24-26, 2010)

2010 jun: Cross-artform performance using networked interfaces:
Last Man to Die’s Vital LMTD
, Charles Martin, Hanna Cormick, Benjamin Forster, (forthcoming in “New Interfaces for Musical Expression”, June 15-18 2010)

2010 jun: Interview – Ben Forster, Liang Luscombe, Un magazine, Issue 4.1 June 2010, pg. 74-77

2010 apr: Review – MUSK See, BMA magazine, Issue 347 Apr 28, pg. 27

2010 mar: Review – In a ‘Blaze’ of humour, City News March 18-24 2010 pg. 22

2009 sep: Review – Original, talented, Canberra Times, October 29

2009 jun: Artist Profile, BMA magazine, Issue 326 June 11, pg. 22

2009 may: Drawing Machine (Output = Screen), Benjamin Forster, Proceedings International
Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization,
and Imaging 2009, Canada May 28 ­ 30, pg. 149, ISBN 978-3-905674-17-0

2009 feb: Review – Dorkbot Exhibits in Canberra, RealTime issue #89
Feb-March 2009 pg. 31, read

2007 sep: Putting Knowledge into Drawing, Interview on Triple J Radio, audio

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