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Roger Ballen  1950, US

(Roger Franklin Ballen)
Rank (2014): 548 

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USA 32
France 22
Germany 22
South Africa 14
Italy 14

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Artist Rank
Vik Muniz  78 12
Nan Goldin  53 10
Joel-Peter Witkin  1522 8
Nobuyoshi Araki  176 8
Thomas Ruff  11 8

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  Erdmann Contemporary, South Africa 6
  Aura Gallery - Shanghai, China 5
  Gagosian Gallery , USA 5
  Galerie Kamel Mennour, France 5
  Stills Gallery, Australia 4

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Roger Ballen 
Courtesy by "Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam", Amsterdam

11.4.1950 Born in New York City, NY (US)

Awards 2001 Photo-eye, Best Documentary Title, Best Photography Books of 2001
Special mention: UNICEF Photo of the Year
PhotoEspana 2001, Best Photographic Book of the Year Sani Festival, Madrid; Best Solo Exhibition, Thessaloniki, Grecia

2002 Top 10 Exhibition 2002, Vince Aletti, Artforum
Photographer of the Year 2002, Rencontres d’Arles
Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002 finalist

2004 Top 10 Exhibition 2004, Matthew Higgs, Artforum

2005 Art Directors Club Award Photography, Selma Blair Witch Project – New York Times Magazine

2006 Art Directors Club Award Photography

Lives and works in since 1974 Johannesburg (ZA)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 202  Please report missing Information

until 8.2.2015
   Roger Ballen - Museum Villa Stuck, Munich Send message

until 10.1.2015
   Roger Ballen - Asylum of the Birds - Galerie Karsten Greve - Paris, Paris Send message

until 25.11.
   The Disappearance of the fireflies - Collection Lambert, Avignon Send message


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   Roger Ballen: Asylum Of The Birds - Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich
   Roger Ballen - Asylum - Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône
   Roger Ballen – Retrospektive - Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Monschau, Monschau
   Roger Ballen - Traveller of the psyche - Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent
   Online Exhibition - Roger Ballen: Works From 'asylum' & 'die Antwoord' - Hamiltons Gallery, London

   Roger Ballen - Mona - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TAS
   Die Antwoord - Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   Roger Ballen - Retrospective - Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
   Lines, Marks, and Drawings. Through the Lens of Roger Ballen - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
   Roger Ballen - Portraits From South Africa - Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Roger Ballen Photography - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
   Retrospektive - WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna
   Playpen - The KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban

   Roger Ballen: Documentary Fiction, 1982–2012 - Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
   Roger Ballen - ROSPHOTO, St. Petersburg
   Shadow Land - National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
   Roger Ballen/Die Antwoord - Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
   Roger Ballen, Asylum - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Roger Ballen - Dorps Outland Platteland | The early Work - Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Wiesbaden
   Roger Ballen - Fotografien 1969 bis 2009 - MARTa Herford, Herford
   Shadow Land: Photographs by Roger Ballen 1983-2011 - Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

Description and image Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex AmsterdamRoger Ballen - Animal Abstraction - Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam Send message
   Roger Ballen - Boarding House & New Works - Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Roger Ballen - Skadukant - Museum het Domein, Sittard
   Roger Ballen - Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen

   Roger Ballen - Boarding House - Max Estrella, Madrid
   Roger Ballen - Fotografien 1969-2009 - Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich
   Roger Ballen - Still Lifes 1982 - 2009 - Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich
   Roger Ballen - South African National Gallery, Cape Town
   Boarding House - Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
   Roger Ballen - Stenersenmuseet, Oslo
   Roger Ballen: Documentary Fiction - Grinberg Gallery, Moscow
   Roger Ballen: Unsettled - Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW
   Roger Ballen - Museo di Riva del Garda, Riva del Garda, TN
   Roger Ballen - Rétrospective - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
   Roger Ballen - Boarding House - Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Wiesbaden
   Roger Ballen - Boarding House - Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   Roger Ballen: Photographs 1982-2009 - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
   Roger Ballen - Boarding House - Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

   Roger Ballen - Boarding House - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
   Boarding House - Aura Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   Boarding House - Hamiltons Gallery, London
   Roger Ballen 1982-2009 - La Triennale di Milano. Design Museum, Milan
   Roger Ballen - MGA - Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
   Roger Ballen - Galería La Aurora, Murcia
   Roger Ballen - Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
   still - Aura Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   Roger Ballen - Mestna Galerija / City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana
   Roger Ballen - Johnen Galerie, Berlin

   The sorrow of death - Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych w Katowicach, Katowice
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Galerie Vernon, Prague
   Roger Ballen - Su Palatu 'e sas Iscolas, Villanova Monteleone
   Before there was Ballen - QPCA - Quality Pictures, Portland, OR
   Roger Ballen - Galería Vanguardia, Bilbao
   Roger Ballen - QPCA - Quality Pictures, Portland, OR

   Black and Whit - Aura Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Wiesbaden
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Yours Gallery, Warsaw
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Max Estrella, Madrid
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
   Brutal Tender Human Animal - Roger Ballen Photography - Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
   Roger Ballen: Shadow Chamber + other - galeria SENDA-espai 2NOU2, Barcelona
   ROGER BALLEN - Shadow chamber and other works - Galería SENDA, Barcelona

   Roger Ballen - Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich
   Roger Ballen - Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - - Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne (closed, 2009)
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Shadow Chamber - - Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo (closed)
   Shadow Chamber - Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
   Shadow Chamber - Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
   Roger Ballen - Shadow chamber - Guido Costa Projects, Turin
   Roger Ballen - Shadow Chamber - Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen

   Shadow Chamber - Aura Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   Roger Ballen - Kamer van duisternis - De Hallen, Haarlem

   Roger Ballen Photography - The State Russian Museum - Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg
   Roger Ballen - Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
   Roger Ballen - Photoraphs - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
   Roger Ballen - Le Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse

   Fact or Fiction - Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
   Roger Ballen - Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan

   Roger Ballen - Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Description  ROGER BALLEN - PHOTOGRAPHS - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD Downtown, San Diego, CA
   Roger Ballen - Outland - Gallery of Photography, Dublin
   Roger Ballen - Outland - Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône
   ROGER BALLEN - Outland - - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna (closed, 2007)
   Roger Ballen - Outland - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY

   Roger Ballen - Outland - Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
   Roger Ballen - Kicken Berlin, Berlin
   Roger Ballen - Outland - Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
   Roger Ballen - Outland - FFI - Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt/Main

   Roger Ballen - fotografie "Dit Afrika" - Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam


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  Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex AmsterdamBeauty of Darkness II - Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam Send message
   Le Mur, La collection Antoine de Galbert - La Maison Rouge, Paris
   Square Au Carré - Galerie Le Carré d’Art, Chartres
   Nonage - Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp
   Re:Vison - Trish Clarke Gallery, Auckland
   Einblicke in die Sammlung Wemhöner - Sammlung Wemhöner, Berlin
   A book between two stools - Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels

   Quarantanni d - La Triennale di Milano. Design Museum, Milan
   Identity: Psychological Portraiture - Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Roger Ballen / Ryan Mendoza / Paul P. - Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
   Contemporary South African Photographers  - Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   Secession Secession - Fitzroy Gallery, New York City, NY
   Un homme juste est quand même un homme mort - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   Outsiders, naive and autodidacts - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
   Dérange ta chambre ! - Espace Saint-Exupéry, Franconville
   Stratum - Contemporary South African Art - Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town

   Finders Keepers - Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
   Religion & Riten - Art Foyer der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt/Main
   Conversations - Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   c´est la vie - Das ganze Leben - Der Mensch in Malerei und Fotografie - Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
   Private Contexts. The Collection Of Larisa Grinberg And Vladimir Dudchenko - Grinberg Gallery, Moscow
   Private Contexts -, Moscow
   SeeingEye - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town
   Collection 16 - Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary (SMAC) - Cape Town, Cape Town
   Jack Helgesen Family Collection / Archeology of the Image - Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
Description and image  Modern Masters - Hamiltons Gallery, London
   Dérange ta chambre ! - Espace Sarah Bernhardt, Goussainville
   More to Tell - Museum het Domein, Sittard

   Real - Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna
   If The Sun Had A Sound It Would Sound Like This - Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
   Action. Photography - Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv
   Something That I’ll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A - National Gallery of Modern Art - Bangalore, Bangalore
   Mine de poupées, semblant d'humains - Centre Culturel André Malraux, Le Bourget

Description  Something That I'll Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A - Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Mumbai
   Autour de l'extreme - Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
   Hereford Photography Festival 2010 - Hereford Photography Festival , Hereford
Description  PEEKABOO - Current South Africa - Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
Description and image  17th Biennale of Sydney - The Beauty and the Distance - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
   roger ballen, anna malagrida, bjarne melgaard, annette merild, jordi ribes - Galería SENDA, Barcelona
   Group Show - galeria SENDA-espai 2NOU2, Barcelona
   INDEX I.0 - Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
   BIP 2010 - Biennale internationale de la Photographie et des Arts visuels - Biennale internationale de la Photographie et des Arts visuels, Liège
   East Wing Nine presents EXHIBITIONISM: The Art of Display - Courtauld Institute of Art, London
   Konversationsstücke - Akt I - Johnen Galerie, Berlin
   Il meleto di Tolstoi - Museo della Carale Accattino, Ivrea, TO

   All Creatures Great and Small - Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Description and image  EX NUGIS SERIA d'Afrique et d'ailleurs... - Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur Marne
   PRUNE - abstracting reality - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
   The Unseen Works - Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg
   10 springs in the fall - Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
   Das Porträt. Fotografie als Bühne - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
Description and image  Adding Substractions - Bag Factory, Johannesburg
   This Zodiac Of Lights, This Tent Of Dropping Clouds - Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
   Thirteen - Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   Part One Is About Time, Part Two Is About Space - Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON
   Fotofiesta - Gallery S.E., Bergen
   Impacto! Obras de la colección olorVISUAL - Fundació Vall Palou, Lleida

   Mergers and Acquisitions - Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
   Home is my Castle - Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
   Helsinki Biennale 2008 - - Helsinki Biennale, Helsinki (closed)
   Untitled (Vicarious) Photographing the Constructed Object - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
   10 sorings in the fall - Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
   Opening - Aura Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
   After Nature - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
   Departure - The Photographers Gallery ZA, Cape Town
   Departure - Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
   Las Implicaciones de la Imagen (The implications of image) - MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City
   7 ans de réflexion/acquisitions contemporaines depuis 2000 - Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône
   The Psychology of Interiors - QPCA - Quality Pictures, Portland, OR
   Society Of Photographers 6x6 - Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg
   Art Now: Recent Acquisitions in Film/Video - Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT

   Surface Tension - Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
   Seeing is Believing - The Photographers' Gallery, London
   again: serial practices in contemporary art - The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
   Private Collections - Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
   Reality Bites - - Galerie | Caprice Horn, Berlin (closed, 2012)
Description and works of art  Group Show - Reality bites - - Galerie | Caprice Horn, Berlin (closed, 2012)
   Mark Cohen & Roger Ballen - Chance and Circumstance - Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
   Pet Project - Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, NSW

   Pet Project - Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, NSW
   From the Vaults: Recent Acquisitions - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
   Sweet Ecstasy - Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich
Description  4. Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst - berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst, Berlin
   Face à Face - Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier

   Invito al Collezionismo - Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
   Epilogue - Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
   Roger Ballen, Alec Soth and Vera Lutter - Gagosian Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  Roger Ballen and Alec Soth - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY

   Play - Guido Costa Projects, Turin
   About Face portrait - Photography and the Death of the Portrait - Hayward Gallery, London
Description  dog days of summer - UCR / California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
  Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex AmsterdamBeauty of Darkness - Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam Send message
   Making Faces: The Death of the Portrait (Je t’envisage: La disparition du portrait) - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Je t’envisage - La disparition du portrait - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne

   "Per Fronth genome days - Roger Ballen outland " - - Galleri Christian Dam, Copenhagen (closed)
   Art fear - Guido Costa Projects, Turin

   New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions 3 - Contemporary Selections - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
   A Thousand Hounds - A Walk with the Dogs through the History of Photography - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Description and image  The Citigroup Private Bank - Photography Prize 2002 - The Photographers' Gallery, London

   The Nature of Still Life - - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna (closed, 2007)
   printemps de septembre - Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
   Roger Ballen & Melainie Friend - Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg

   New Natural History - Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg

   New Natural History - National Media Museum, Bradford

Description  Geschlossene Gesellschaft - Photographien von Kristin Capp & Roger Ballen - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
   Kristin Capp - Roger Ballen - Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur

   Double vie, Double vue - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris


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 Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW


 OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie, Vienna


 Aura Gallery - Beijing, Beijing
 Aura Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
 m97 Gallery, Shanghai


 Galleri Udengaard, Aarhus


 Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris


 Johnen Galerie, Berlin
 Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Wiesbaden

Hong Kong

 Aura Gallery - Hong Kong, Hong Kong


 Daniela Facchinato Image Gallery, Bologna


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 Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam


 Grinberg Gallery, Moscow

South Africa

 Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
 Everard Read Gallery - Cape Town, Cape Town
 The Photographers Gallery ZA, Cape Town
 Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, Johannesburg
 Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg


 Galería SENDA, Barcelona
 Max Estrella, Madrid

United Kingdom

 Hamiltons Gallery, London
 Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London


 Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
 Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA


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 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk


 Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône
 Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris


 me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin
 Sammlung Wemhöner, Berlin
 Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
 Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich

South Africa

 Durban Art Gallery, Durban
 Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria


 Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg

United Kingdom

 Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
 The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY


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