Ben Cauchi wins Berlin residency - Art Collector

20 February 2012 | Whanganui-based photorapher Ben Cauchi has been awarded the Berlin Visual Artists Residency, which will allow him to live and work in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin for 12 months.

The residency is offered every two years by Creative New Zealand.

Cauchi, uses 19th century photographic processes in his work, will use the residency to work on a project titled
One’s Own Grey. He is interested in how the memories associated with certain sites affect people’s perception of place.

Christoph Tannert, director of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, said the jury was impressed by Ben’s exciting combination of classical photography within a contemporary concept. “Especially interesting is Ben’s approach to light within the photographs as well as the examination of the psychological elements of his work.”

Previous recipients include Peter Robinson, Ronnie van Hout and Alicia Frankovich.

Jane O'Sullivan

Above: Ben Cauchi, Artists Tools, 2006. Courtesy: the artist and McNamara Gallery, Whanganui

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