Ben Schumacher

Ben Schumacher is a Canadian artist based in New York. Before studying Fine Art in New York he studied architecture and worked for several architectural agencies. From his brief experience in the field he has retained a great interest in diagrams, notes and drawings, as well as for maquettes, samples of materials and the many variants of communications media, printing and reproduction techniques. He also collaborated with working architects for his 2013 solo show at Bortalami Gallery in an exchange of space between the gallery and firm Diller Scofido + Renfro. His work examines the “drift” of digital content within social networks and hints at post-humanist ideas of technological progress surpassing the limits of civil flesh.

Ben Schumacher, born 1985, is a Candian artist based in New York. He is a graduate of New York University (MFA) and the University of Waterloo (BA). Selected solo exhibitions include Rebirth of the Bath House at the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Lyon (2014), Mr Vector at Croy Nielsen in Berlin (2013), DS+R and the bar at the Orangerie at Bortalami Gallery in New York (2013), Short Stories at the Sculpture Center in New York and Of the Andirons at Galerie Desaga in Cologne (2011). Selected group shows include Art Post-Internet at the Ullens Center in Beijing (2014), Love of Technology at MOCA North Miami (2013), Day Before This Place at Tanya Leighton in Berlin (2013) and Ten Ten at Jason Alexander in New York (2012).