Gregory Bennett

Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand

 

EDUCATION

2004

Master of Fine Arts (1st Class Honours), University of Auckland, New Zealand

1989

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand

EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS

2021      

Edifice, Two Rooms. Auckland, NZ. (solo)

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin: Hybrid Spaces, Capital Cluster programme, Louvre, Paris; Berlin.

Supernova 2021 Re-Generation, Competition Program, Supernova Digital Animation Festival, curator Ivar Zeile, Denver, USA.

Supernova 2021 Re-Generation, Silent Screen, Supernova Digital Animation Festival, curator Ivar Zeile, Denver, USA.

17th Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF): Tāctus, Athens, Greece.

Wasteland Film Festival, California, USA.

DA FEST [8] International Digital Arts Festival, curated by Venelin Shurelov and Galina Dimitrova-Dimova, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Light Matter Film Festival, Co-Programmed by James Hansen & Eric Souther, Alfred, NY.

2020      

Supernova 2020 World on Fire, Supernova Digital Animation Festival, curator Ivar Zeile, Denver, USA.

 

2019      

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, New Cinema and Contemporary Art, Forum des images, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Geometry of Thought, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, curator Roma Anderson, Auckland, NZ

International Festival of Animated Dance, Réunion Island, France.

2018      

Exosphere, Tauranga Art Gallery, curated by Karl Chitham. Tauranga, NZ. (solo)

Unbearable Infinite: Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Gregory Bennett, AA|LA Gallery, curator Ari Lipkis. Los Angeles, USA.

SUPERNOVA 2018 Invitational Competition, Supernova Digital Animation Festival, curator Ivar Zeile. Denver, USA.

Urban Worlds, Aigantighe Art Gallery, curator Hamish Pettengell. Timaru, NZ.

 

2017      

Nature Morte, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ. (solo)

Ectomorphia, Centre for Contemporary Photography: Night Projection Window, curator Pippa Milne. Melbourne, Australia. (solo)

Supernova 2017, Digital Animation Festival, Denver Digerati, curator Ivar Zeile. Denver, USA.

Digital: The World of Alternative Realities, Justin Art House Museum, curators Charles and Leah Justin. Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

Videotage, Clockenflap Festival, curator Isaac Leung. Hong Kong.

Cycles: Repetition & Redirection, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, curator Miriam Harris. Auckland, NZ.

Decent Exposure: The University Art Collection Undressed, University of Auckland Old Government House, curator Linda Tyler. Auckland, NZ.

Greedy Algorithms, AfterMath Gallery, curator Ronan Whitteker. Christchurch. NZ.

Real-fake.org.2.0, Chazen Family Gallery, Rhode Island College, curators Claudia Hart, Rachel Clarke, Pat Reynolds. Providence, RI, USA.

Digital Dreamer, ArtDigitalVideo Festival, PUK Gallery, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.

2016      

the real-fake.org.2.0, BronxArtSpace, curators Claudia Hart, Rachel Clarke, Pat Reynolds. New York, USA.

Juried Exhibition, ISEA2016 Hong Kong 香港 Cultural R>evolution, 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, curators Dr. Harald Kraemer, Jeffrey Shaw, Kyle Chung.

Huixiang, of echoes: Artists in Chengdu-Auckland, Art Museum of Sichuan University, curators Warren Pringle and Yanxin. Chengdu, China.

Filmideo 2016, Index Art Center, curator Lowell Craig. Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Divine Abstraction, Justin Art House Museum, curators Charles Justin and Dr. Rachael Kohn. Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

44th Dance on Camera Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center. New York, USA.

2015      

Panopticon, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ. (solo)

7th Screengrab International Media Arts Award, Pinnacles Gallery, curator Mitch Goodwin. Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Friday Flash No.10 "Digital Animation NOW!", Denver Digerati/2015 Biennial of the Americas, curator Ivar Zeile. Denver, USA.

Video Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary International Art Fair, curators Ulanda Blair and Jess Bram. Sydney, Australia.

International Screendance Festival, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton, Canada.

2014      

SIMULTAN Festival #10, Annual Festival for Video, Media Art, Exploratory Music and Sound. Timisoara, Romania.

Currents 2014, Santa Fe International New Media Festival, curators Mariannah Amster and Frank Ragano. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

ReConstellation, New Media Group Show, Prak-sis n3w M3dia Art Festival, curators Snow Yunxue Fu, Tie Jojima, and Nhung Walsh. Chicago, USA.

Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, curated by Diane Soumilas. Melbourne, Australia.

Phantom City, Rotorua Museum, curator Karl Chitham. Rotorua, NZ.

2013      

Dromospheres, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ. (solo)

Terrifying Noble Splendid, TEMP Art Space, curators Ari Lipkis and Chris Romero. New York, USA.

Unearthing Delights, 5th edition of NARRACJE – Installations and Interventions in Public Space 2013, curator Rob Garrett. Gdansk, Poland.

 

2012      

Omnipolis, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ. (solo)

The Digital Multitude, Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ. (solo)

The Real Fake: Simulation Technology After Photography, Gregory Bennett, Claudia Hart, Gerhard Mantz and Zeitguised, Gallery 101, Lamar Dodd School of Art, curator Rachel Clarke. Athens, Georgia, USA.

¡Explora!, Animated Films, ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, curator Andrea Polli. Albuquerque, USA.

Filmmakers Showcase, Guild Cinema, ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, curator Andrea Polli. Albuquerque, USA.

Multiply: Repetition Reinvigorated, Hastings City Art Gallery, curator Judith Anderson. Hastings, NZ.

2011      

Utopia, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ. (solo)

Impossible Choreographies, Living Room 2011: Metropolis Dreaming, Auckland Council Public Art Event, curator Andrew Clifford. Auckland, NZ.

HANDMADE PIXELS: Exposing the Animation Process, Calder & Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato, curator Lisa Perrott. Hamilton, NZ.

 

2010      

Totem, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ. (solo)

Opening Exhibition, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ.

 

2009      

7:5; 7 Films by 5 Artists, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2008

Blacknoise, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ. (solo)    

Swarm, Gus Fisher Gallery, curator Andrew Clifford. Auckland, NZ.

Taking a Line, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2007      

Curve, Gus Fisher Gallery, curator Andrew Clifford. Auckland, NZ.

In Limbo, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2006

Automatopia, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ.     

Revealing, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2005      

Coming Out, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2004      

Window Summer Show, Window, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.

1994      

Recent NZ Film and Video, Experimenta '94. Melbourne, Australia.

1992     

Moving Images from Aotearoa/New Zealand: Headlands, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.

 

COLLECTIONS

Panopticon I (2015). VMAC (Videotage Media Art Collection). Hong Kong. Acquired 2017.

Omnipolis (2012). Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2013.

Floratopia I (2013). J B Gibbs Trust Collection, Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2013.

Blacknoise (2008). The University of Auckland Art Collection. Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2012.

Utopia II (2011). The James Wallace Arts Trust. Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2011.

Utopia #1 (2011). Justin Art House Museum Collection. Prahran, Victoria, Australia. Acquired 2011.

Utopia #2 (2011). Justin Art House Museum Collection. Prahran, Victoria, Australia. Acquired 2011.

Utopia part 1 (2011). Justin Art House Museum Collection. Prahran, Victoria, Australia. Acquired 2011.

Blacknoise # 4 (2008). Westpac Bank Art Collection. Auckland. NZ. Acquired 2011.

Torsade III (2010). The James Wallace Arts Trust. Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2010.

Totem II (2010). The James Wallace Arts Trust. Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2010.

Totem 5 (2010). Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2010.

Torsade (2009). Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Auckland, NZ. Acquired 2009.

 

REVIEWS

2021

Hurrell, J. (2021) Three Bennett Videos, EyeContact, 7 May, 2021.

https://eyecontactmagazine.com/2021/05/three-bennett-videos

2019     

Zellen, J. (2019) Giovanni Battista Piranesi & Gregory Bennett, Artillery Magazine, January 2, 2019. https://artillerymag.com/giovanni-battista-piranesi-gregory-bennett/

2018      

Osberg, A. (2018) Three Artists’ Techno-futurist Dystopias, ÆQAI, December 2nd, 2018.

http://aeqai.com/main/2018/12/three-artists-techno-futurist-dystopias/

2013

Hurrell, J. (2013) Gregory Bennett’s Quick-Stepping Hordes, EyeContact, 26 October, 2013. http://eyecontactsite.com/2013/10/gregory-bennetts-satire

McNamara, T. J. (2013) Dromospheres exhibition review, The New Zealand Herald, 26 October, 2013. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/arts-literature/news/article.cfm?c_id=18&objectid=11146802

2010     

Hurrell, J. (2010) Impressive Satirical Animation, EyeContact, 20 May, 2010. http://eyecontactsite.com/2010/05/wonderful-bennett-animation

2008     

McNamara, T. J. (2008) Tracing the thought behind the technique, The New Zealand Herald, 10 April, 2008. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/tj-mcnamara/news/article.cfm?a_id=311&objectid=10503099

2006     

Laird, T. (2006) I, Robot. Art for the Computer Age, NZ Listener, July 8-14 2006 Vol 204 No 3452. http://www.noted.co.nz/archive/listener-nz-2006/i-robot/

 

ARTIST TALKS/INTERVIEWS/WRITING

2019     

Interview in book: Harris, M., Husbands, L., & Taberham, P. (2019). Experimental animation: from analogue to digital, pp.267-270. Routledge, London & New York.

2017     

Artist talk at Building Blocks Digital Art Workshop, AfterMath Gallery Christchurch, NZ.

Exhibition Talk: Cycles: Repetition and Redirection. TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ.

2016     

Impossible choreographies: the database as creative tool, Artist Talk, ISEA Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong.

Bennett, G. (2016). Impossible choreographies: the database as creative tool. Journal of Creative Technologies, (4). https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/journal-of-creative-technologies/index.php/JCT/article/view/42

2014     

Artist Talk for ReConstellation, New Media Group Show, Prak-sis n3w M3dia Art Festival, Chicago, USA.

Artist Talk about participation in Unearthing Delights, the Narracje 2013 public art festival in Gdansk, Poland. AUT University, Auckland, NZ.

2012      

Artist Talk for The Digital Multitude solo exhibition, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ.

2010      

Artist's Talk, Eden Artspeak 2010, Mount Eden Community Arts Trust, Auckland, NZ.

Len Lye: Gregory Bennett on Sound and Motion, Artist's Talk, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2016     

Kinaesthetic affect in motion capture and animation. Paper presentation for panel “Digital Affect: The power within digital animation to move”, The Cosmos of Animation: 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies, Singapore.

2015     

Digital Art Practice. 'CG in Australasia' panel, SIGGRAPH 2015, Los Angeles, USA.

2014     

Art Practice in the Digital Realm. Paper Presentation, ANZAAE Art Educators conference, AUT University, Auckland, NZ.

Motion Capturing. Paper Presentation, Motion Capture Symposium, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ.

Unearthing Delights. Animation Revelations, Animation and the Real I Panel, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ.

2011     

Impossible Choreographies: animating architecture. Paper Presentation, Animating Time-Space, University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ.

2010     

Impossible Choreographies: Digital Representations of the Moving Figure by Gregory Bennett. Paper Presentation, The Image Conference, Los Angeles, USA.

 

WEBSITES

Artist website      

www.gregorybennett.net

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YouTube               

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