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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

2016
The Black and White Project, Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
CAMSTELLATION, CAM, Raleigh, NC
6th Annual Zine & Self-Published Photo Book Fair, Baxter Street, New York, NY
Local Tide, S1 Gallery, Portland, OR
2015
Neo-Pre-Post-Contra-Para-Anti-Hyper-Pro-Trans-Ultra Photography, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC
Beyond Cameras, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC 
Photography Sees The Surface, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Hey Neighbor, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC
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An Ode To Paper/Unpublished, Corridor and Stairs, Milan, Italy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These Peanuts Are Bullets, Unpublished Collector's Edition, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY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Unpublished Issue #03, Le Dictateur Gallery, Milan, Italy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

BOOKS

A Series of Occurrences, published by Flat Space Books, 2016
Adrift
, published by Flat Space Books, 2015

PUBLICATIONS

Spot Magazine (Houston Center of Photography), Spring 2016
Time Magazine, Vol. 187, No. 13, April 2016
The British Journal of Photography, February 2016
California Sunday Magazine, October 2015
Yet Magazine, Issue #7
SoSo Magazine, Issue #1
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

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS

2015
The Anamorphosis Prize (shortlisted)
Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award, Duke University
Image Text Ithaca - Junior Fellow 
2014

Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant

PRINTS & EDITIONS

Image Text Ithaca - fold-out poster
Paper Journal
- editioned print
Gyroscope Prints - postcard subscription series 
Interleaves - Oranbeg Press - fold-out poster

SELECTED ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Juxtapoz
Phases Magazine 

Der Greif - Guest Room
(curated by Lesley Martin)
Capricious

Heavy Collective

New Cats In Art Photography

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
Unless You Will, Issue 4 
The Photography Post
01 Magazine, Issue 4
Ahorn Magazine, Issue 2
I Heart Photograph
Flak Photo 
Group Show # 13 
Northeast Exposure Online, PRC 

INTERVIEWS

Wavepool (interview conducted by Kyle Seis)
Paper Journal
(interview conducted by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa)
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)

COLLECTIONS

The Archive of Documentary Arts, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer in Photography, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015 - 2016)
Lecturer in Photography, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2014 - 2015)
Visiting Lecturer in Photography, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014)
Instructor of Record in Photography, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013 - 2014)