New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

Creative New Zealand Visual Artist-in-Residence Ben Cauchi opens new exhibition in Berlin

The Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin is presenting works from Auckland-born photographer Ben Cauchi in its show room at Kottbusser Strasse 10.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, 4 July 2013, at 7pm, and can be visited from Tuesdays to Sundays 2-7pm until Sunday, 4 August 2013. Ben is the 2012/13 Creative New Zealand Visual Artist-in-Residence in Berlin.

Ben’s work employs the 19th century photographic process which creates one-off positives on glass or metal. While resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Ben has been working on a project entitled “One’s own Grey” which expands on his photographic practice as well as furthering his recent exploration of pre-cinematic technologies. In particular he has been exploring specific sites in Berlin and Germany and is investigating how the history and memories associated with these places affect peoples’ perceptions: “The rich and colourful history of Berlin is something I'm particularly interested in working with. Being offered a space at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, which is such a hub for other artists, curators and writers from across Europe, is something I'm very grateful for.”

The biennial 12-month residency is an opportunity for New Zealand visual artists to work on an approved project, gain professional development, build international networks and help raise awareness of New Zealand visual arts.

For further information on the exhibition, please visit the website of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien. For more images of Ben’s work please visit his website.

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