Benjamin Forster’s practice may be positioned within contemporary drawing, bringing together digital and biological technologies, installation and print to trace the boundaries of logic, economy and the role of the artist in art making. He received a Bachelor of Visual Arts with
First Class Honours from the Australian National University in 2009.
His Drawing Machine project was exhibited in Hatched 09: The National Graduate Exhibition at PICA, as well as the International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics 09 in Victoria, Canada. In 2012, Forster’s work was included in PRIMAVERA at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2012 and NEW13 at ACCA in 2013.
Benjamin undertook a 6 month residency at the MCA during 2013, after which he was commissioned to create a work for the MCA.
Articles posted by Benjamin Forster
Benjamin Forster did a residency here at the MCA and was subsequently commissioned to create a work for one of our many walls.
MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster
MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster attempts to define drawing in his fourth blog post.
MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster discusses an interlude in his project at the MCA in his third blog post.
MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster discusses the development of his project at the MCA in his second blog post.
MCA Artist in Residence Benjamin Forster outlines his project at the MCA and his influences in his first blog post.