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Roger Ballen

Born 1950
Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa


Roger Ballen
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Roger Ballen


(CV Selection)

Born 1950
Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa



PhD, Mineral Economics, University of Colorado


MS, Geology, University of Colorado.


BA, Psychology, University of California. Berkeley.

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


Asylum of the Birds, James Fuentes, New York

Museo Arocena ,Torreón, Mexico

Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, South Africa

Hamilton Gallery, London

Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia

Carpentier Gallery, Berlin

Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Joao Barbado – Lisboa, Portugal


Bogota Photo Festival, Bogota, Colombia

CAFAM, Beijing

Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin

David Krut Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan, Italy

Galerie Karsten Greve, Köln, Germany

Galerie Rudolphe Janssen, Masks, Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Senda, Barcelona, Spain

Kafka House, Prague, Czech Republic

Kyotographie, Kyoto, Japan

Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Museum of Image, Braga, Portugal


Atlas Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Circa Gallery, Johannesburg

Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

Galerie Karsten Greve, One Man Show

Kulungwana, Maputo, Mozambique

Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Monschau, Aachen, Deutschland

Moscow Media Centre, Moscow, Russia

Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy

Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil

Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium

Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa


Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg

Maison De L'Image Documentaire, The CeTavoiR Association, Paris, France

Museum of Old and New, Hobart Australia

Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark

Photoink, New Delhi, India

Group Exhibitions

2016 V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark – Roger Ballen with Asger Carlsen

Kendell Geers - Sindika Dokolo Foundation in Luanda

AIPAD -The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, New York, United States – Etherton Gallery

2015 Galerie Rudolphe Janssen, Masks, Brussels, Belgium


The 12th stop, Samara Art Museum, Russia


SFA Galleries, Nacogdoches, Texas


Art of Others, Outsiders, Self Taught and Navive Artists, Haifa Museum, Haifa Israel

The Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California

Confounding: Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Domestic Disorder in Contemporary Art, Musexpo, Gouggainville, France

Play, Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid, International Centre of Photography, New York

Seeing Eye, Brundyn and Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa

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Amalia Ulman at MCA Chicago in The Wall Street Journal (PDF↓)

Jonas Mekas in The Brooklyn Rail

Devon Dikeou in Artnet News

Jonas Mekas in The New York Times

Devon Dikeou in Zingmagazine

Daniel Gordon in The New Yorker, July 2018 (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman at MCA Chicago in Dazed

Daniel Gordon "Blue Room" on Artnet

Daniel Subkoff in ArtNews

"The Unseen" in the New Yorker (PDF↓)

Alison Knowles at Villa Medici

Lonnie Holley at The Fields at Art Omi

Lonnie Holley at the Met on Hyperallergic (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley at the Met is a New York Times Critics Pick (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley at the Met in The Art Newspaper (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley at the Met on Artnet (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in Artforum (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman to perform at Index

Amalia Ulman in Dazed 2018 (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in the Brooklyn Rail

Daniel Gordon in the LA Times (PDF↓)

John McAllister in the Brooklyn Rail (PDF↓)

Tamuna Sirbiladze at Tbilisi Art Fair

Amalia Ulman on CNN

Joshua Abelow Opening and Book Launch, April 3rd (PDF↓)

Alison Knowles at the Aspen Art Museum

John McAllister in Editorial Magazine (PDF↓)

Tamuna Sirbiladze in the Evening Standard (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in Ocula

Tamuna Sirbiladze in il Tascabile

Amalia Ulman in Dazed 2018

Jessica Dickinson on Monochrome Painting

Keegan Monaghan in Blouin Art Info

Jessica Dickinson in Art in America (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in Harper's Bazaar

Lonnie Holley at the National Gallery in the New York Times

Amalia Ulman in Affidavit

Amalia Ulman in The Sunday Times (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in "Art in the Age of the Internet" at ICA Boston

Daniel Gordon in "Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography" at The Getty

Alison Knowles featured in "Author Function" at MIT

Dana Powell in "Lure of the Dark" at Mass MOCA

Lonnie Holley in "History Refused to Die" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lonnie Holley in "Outliers and American Vanguard Art" at The National Gallery, Washington, DC

Joseph Geagan in The New Yorker (PDF↓)

John McAllister in Bloomberg

Jessica Dickinson on Artsy (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley listed on Artnews 34 Artworks NADA Miami 2017

MoMA's Thinking Machines, featuring Alison Knowles, reviewed by Forbes (PDF↓)

Jonas Mekas at MMCA Seoul, Korea (PDF↓)

Didier William in The New York Times (PDF↓)

Didier William in Hyperallergic (PDF↓)

Daniel Gordon at The Boca Raton Museum of Art

Alison Knowles featured in Thinking Machines at MoMA

Lonnie Holley at MASS MoCA

Lonnie Holley: The Weight of Everything on Contemporary Art Daily

Devon Dikeou in Artforum (PDF↓)

Jessica Dickinson in Vulture (PDF↓)

Jonas Mekas talks to the Tate

Jessica Dickinson in The New Yorker (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley on Hyperallergic

Lizzi Bougatsos at Bergen Kunsthall (PDF↓)

Lizzi Bougatsos in Artnet News (PDF↓)

Lizzi Bougatsos in Inter/VIEW Magazine (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley in SF Weekly (PDF↓)

Dana Powell at Allen & Eldridge in Artforum (PDF↓)

Jessica Dickinson in ArtNews (PDF↓)

Devon Dikeou in A Shaded View On Fashion (PDF↓)

Devon Dikeou in Blouin Art Info (PDF↓)

Jonas Mekas in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Jonas Mekas in The Telegraph (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley on Contemporary Art Daily (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley in The New Yorker (PDF↓)

Paul Gagner in Hyperallergic

John McAllister at Carl Freedman in Artforum (PDF↓)

Daniel Gordon in The New York Times, February 2017 (PDF↓)

Joseph Geagan in Elephant Magazine (PDF↓)

James Fuentes in The New York Times

John McAllister in Architectural Digest (PDF↓)

John Mcallister on Artnet (PDF↓)

Velvet Rage Flaming Youth and The Gift of Desperation in Hyperallergic

McDermott & McGough in The New York Times

Alison Knowles at The James Gallery in The New Yorker

Amalia Ulman in ArtNews

McDermott & McGough on Filthy Dreams

McDermott & McGough In Time Out New York (PDF↓)

Bad Faith in Frieze Magazine (PDF↓)

McDermott & McGough in ArtForum

Amalia Ulman in keen magazine

McDermott & McGough in Time Out New York

Bad Faith in The New Yorker (PDF↓)

BB9 in ArtForum featuring Amalia Ulman

Bad Faith in The New York Times (PDF↓)

Bad Faith in The Art Newspaper

Jonas Mekas & Douglas Gordon in The New York Times

Bad Faith in The Village Voice

Benjamin Senior in AnOther Magazine

McDermott & McGough at James Fuentes in Spike (PDF↓)

Joseph Geagan in Artforum (PDF↓)

Jonas Mekas in ARTnews

Jonas Mekas in The Art Newspaper

Benjamin Senior in The Nation

Julieta Aranda in The New Yorker

Benjamin Senior in Blouin Artinfo

Benjamin Senior in Bloomberg News

Benjamin Senior in Frieze

Noam Rappaport in ArtForum (PDF↓)

Noam Rappaport at Ratio 3 is an ArtForum Critic's Pick (PDF↓)

James Fuentes on Artsy

James Fuentes in Bloomberg

Landon Metz in Wallpaper* (PDF↓)

Noam Rappaport in SFAQ

Benjamin Senior in ArtForum

Lizzi Bougatsos in Hyperallergic

Lizzi Bougatsos in Art Observed

Lonnie Holley in The New York Times (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley on Artnet (PDF↓)

James Fuentes on ARTnews

Lonnie Holley and Joe Minter at the Outsider Art Fair

Amalia Ulman in the London Telegraph

Lizzi Bougatsos in Ravelin Magazine

Tamuna Sirbiladze in Art in America, 2016 (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman, Stock Images of War in Los Angeles

James Fuentes in Bloomberg

Jessica Dickinson at Asad Raza's Home Show (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman at The Tate

Amalia Ulman at Whitechapel Gallery

John McAllister in art ltd.

Jonas Mekas in The New York Times, November 2015

James Fuentes in Interior Design (PDF↓)

Benjamin Senior in Art Review (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in Interview Magazine

Amalia Ulman in The Guardian

John McAllister at Richard Telles is an Artforum Critic's Pick (PDF↓)

Landon Metz in The Brooklyn Rail

​Lonnie Holley at The Halsey Institute ​ (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Lonnie Holley in ​the ​Financial Times (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in Artnet

These Are Not My Horses is an Artforum Critic's Pick

Jessica Dickinson interviewed for The Brooklyn Rail (PDF↓)

​Amalia Ulman in Dazed

Lonnie Holley at Frieze New York (PDF↓)

Lonnie Holley in Artnet (PDF↓)

Amalia Ulman in Texte Zur Kunst

Amalia Ulman in The New York Times Magazine (PDF↓)

Joseph Geagan in ARTnews (PDF↓)

Jessica Dickinson in Art in America (PDF↓)

John McAllister in The New York Times (PDF↓)

John McAllister in Artforum (PDF↓)

Alison Knowles in Artforum (PDF↓)

Jonas Mekas in The New York Times

Jessica Dickinson in Art Practical (PDF↓)