Roger Ballen, ‘Up And Cover’, 2016, V1 Gallery

About Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the past three decades. His black-and-white photography has shifted from an early focus on documentary and photojournalism—such as the 1994 series "Platteland: Images From Rural South Africa," which depicted the poor and socially outcast—to staged, painterly compositions of private, surreal worlds, many without human subjects. In the 2009 series "Boarding House," animals, wall drawings, and objects like furniture and electric wire (a reappearing visual) combine to yield ambiguous and discomfiting images, recalling artists such as Diane Arbus.

American-South African, b. 1950, New York, New York, based in Johannesburg, South Africa

About Asger Carlsen

Danish, b. 1973, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2017
DIESEL ART GALLERY, 
Tokyo, Japan,
NO JOKE, Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen
2014
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, 
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy,
WRONG/Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma XIII Edition: Portrait
2013
Berlin, Germany,
HESTER
2011
Primary Photographic Gallery, 
New York, NY, USA,
Things

Group Shows

2018
2010
Gallery Larm, 
Copenhagen, Denmark,
The Mentor Show
2009
NADA Miami Beach, 
Miami Beach, FL, USA,
Mörel Books at
2009
Werkstette, 
Copenhagen, Denmark,
Oneshot
2008
Historisches Museum, 
Berlin, Germany,
DHM
2006
ART COPENHAGEN, 
Copenhagen, Denmark,
V1 GALLERY AT ART COPENHAGEN
2006
DIESEL ART GALLERY, 
Copenhagen, Denmark,
FINALIST, DIESEL NEW ART
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