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Benjamin M Evans
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



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OCCUPATION

Gallery Director, NURTUREart Non – Profit. (www.nurtureart.org)

EDUCATION

• CURRENT: PhD Student in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, 3.9 GPA
• M.F.A (Mixed Media), University of Calgary, 2004 4.0 GPA. Thesis title: “Am**I* an Encyclopedia?”
• M. Phil in Humanities, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2002. 4.0 GPA Thesis title: “The Meaning of Art, the Meaning of Life, and Things in Between. Or, Surviving Postmodernism”.
• M.A. in Philosophy, Queens University, 1999 4.0 GPA Thesis title: "Signifying Selfhood; From Descartes to Dawkins and Beyond"
• B.A, First Class Honors in Philosophy, Minor in English with a Creative Writing Concentration, University of Calgary, 1998 3.98 GPA in degree area, 3.77 overall. Thesis Title: "Survival and Identity"

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY:
2007

Show Your ID, HQ, New York, Curated by Jackson McDade
PERIPHERAL Visions, Sarah Bowen Gallery, New York (SOLO)
Art as Anecdote, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, New York. Curated by Sarah Schmerler.

2006

Momenta Benefit Show, Momentaart, New York
Summer Show, Deborah Herringer Kiss, Calgary, AB

2005

Television, Untitled Art Society Gallery, Calgary (SOLO)
Thrift Store Paintings, Image 54 Gallery, Calgary (SOLO)
New Paintings, Untitled Arts Society, With Mercedes Perez San-Martin, Calgary
ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary.

2001

Retrograde Motion, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s. With Peter Drysdale.
The Pegasus Project, RCA Visual Gallery, St. John’s. (SOLO)
The Creation Myth, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s. Curated by Gabrielle Kemp

2000 A Partial History of the S-Relation, Rogue Gallery, St. John's. (SOLO)

PUBLICATIONS, CONFERENCES and PUBLIC LECTURES

• An Interdisciplinary Approach to Interdisciplinarity: Five Problems for Interdisciplinary Research and Practice, in “Collision: Interdisciplinarity and the Arts”, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008
• A Performative Lecture, With performance research group “theybreakinpieces”, Improvisation Continuums: A Cross Disciplinary Conference of Improvisation, Cardiff, Wales, April 2007
• An Interdisciplinary Approach to Interdisciplinarity: Five Problems for Interdisciplinary Research and Practice, Convergence Interdisciplinary Symposium II, University of Victoria, Sept. 2006
• Airy Stories Journey On: Tom Phillips, Laurie Anderson and the Contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk, Convergence Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Victoria, Sept. 2005
• Plenary Panelist: Alignment: Free Exchange Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, hosted by the University of Calgary Department of English, March 2005
• The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Networks: An Interdisciplinary Conference On New Media Arts, Resource Center for the Arts, St. John’s, 2002
• Signifying Selfhood, Public Lectures in Philosophy series, St. John’s 2000
• Embodying BP (a collaborative work), H on the Horizon conference. (Academic conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of BP Nichol’s death), Emily Carr School of Fine Art, 1999

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS and AWARDS

• New School for Social Research Tuition Scholarship, 2008-present
• Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant, April, 2006
• Alberta Heritage Grant, January, 2004
• Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship, February, 2003
• University of Calgary Graduate Scholarship, January 2003
• University of Calgary Graduate Fellowship, September, 2002
• Coastal Inquiries Exchange Fellowship (for research in Denmark), May 2002
• Newtel Cultural Innovations Fund grant, May 2001
• Canada Council Spoken and Electronic Word grant, June 2000
• Finalist for 1997-1998 Rhodes Scholarship
 








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