Ben Thorp Brown

Ben Thorp Brown works with video, sculpture, and performance to explore how human experience is transformed by technology and capitalism. His work seeks to develop possibilities for human agency within complex systems through embedded research, process, and collaboration with a range of participants.

His recent work has been presented in exhibitions such as Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, The Whitney Museum, Greater New York MoMA PS1; 24/7 the human condition Vienna Biennale, Speculative Presence Bischoff Projects, and Chance Motives SculptureCenter. He has participated in residencies through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX. He received a B.A. from Williams College, an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He has taught fine arts at CalArts, NYU, Cooper Union, and Parsons The New School. He is a 2016 Creative Capital Award recipient.

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