Brandon Ballengee (b.1974, Sandusky, Ohio, USA) ::: Article
Artist, researcher. Graduated from the Art College of the Maryland Institute (Baltimore, Maryland) and the Art Academy of Cincinnati (Ohio). Conducted several solo exhibitions, incl. "Down the Belly of the Smithson Serpent" (Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1993), "Obsessive Behavioral Study: Subject; Franz Kline and the Potato Project" (Ulysses Gallery, 1994), "ACME. LABS variation 3" (Holland Tunnel Art Projects, 1998), "The Red Bloom and Brown Tide" (Hillwood Art Museum, 2001), "Imaging Biodiversity; The Salamanders of New York State" (Miller Hall of Science, 2001). In 1996 began collaborating with biology scientists to create ecological and biological research projects in different countries. His projects were included in articles appearing in several publications and broadcast media stories, such as "ABC News ONLINE", "ABC's World News Tonight", "Die Tageszeitung", "Genewatch", "The New York Times", "The New Yorker", "The Sciences", etc. Participated in such group exhibitions of contemporary art as "The Flatfiles" (Amrhein Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, 1997), "Paradise 8" (Exit Art, New York, 1998), "The End: An Alternative Vision of Contemporary Culture" (Exit Art, New York, 1999), "Paradise Now; Picturing the Genetic Revolution" (Exit Art, New York, 2000), "Ecoventions" (Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, 2002), "ATOMICA" (Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Badischer Kunsteverein, Karlsruhe, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, 2003-2004) and others. In 2001 was awarded the E-STAR Residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts of the Alfred University (New York), supported by Rockefeller Foundation. Organizer of the international project "Farm to Pharm" presented in 2003 in Manchester, London and New York.