Harvey Benge (Auckland, New Zealand)

I work between Auckland and Paris. My interest lies in the strange anthropology of cities, observing and making photographs of the unusual and overlooked in the human landscape where nothing is as it seems. I make photographic series which evolve into bookworks. I'm also involved in curatorial projects and at Auckland's AUT University ongoing photography workshops with international photographers.

Grants and Awards

1997
Creative New Zealand
2001
Finalist Wallace Art Award
2002
Finalist Waikato Contemporary Art Award
2005
Finalist Prix du Livre. Arles Festival, France
2006
Creative New Zealand
Finalist Prix du Livre, Arles Festival, France
2013
Finalist Wallace Art Award

Workshops Conducted

2003
Nooderlicht Festival Netherlands, with Antoine d’ Agata and Peter Bialobrzeski
2007
AUT University, Auckland, with Antoine d’Agata and Peter Bialobrzeski
2008
AUT University, Auckland, with Lewis Baltz and Slavika Perkovik
2009
AUT University, Auckland, with John Gossage and Alec Soth
2010
AUT University, Auckand, with Rineke Dijkstra and Paul Graham
2011
AUT University, Auckland, Paul Graham and Todd Hido
Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Wolfgang Zurbon
2012
AUT University, Auckland, with Pieter Hugo and Quentin Bajac
Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Wolfgang Zurbon
2013
AUT University, Auckland, with Sandra Phillips

Publications

1993
Four Parts Religion, Six Parts Sin - PhotoForum - Auckland NZ 1996 - A Celebration of Kindness The Dalai Lama in New Zealand
1998
Not Here. Not There - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.
1999
Vital Signs - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.
2000
Aide-Memoire - One Star Press, Paris, France.
2001
Lucky Box. A Guide To Modern Living - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.
Lucky Box / 2 - One Star Press, Paris, France.
2003
First Ever Pictures of God - Libraire Florence Loewy, Paris, France
Global Detail - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
2005
Killing Time in Paradise - Schaden.com, Cologne
Daumenkino (The Flip Book Show) Kunsthalle Duesseldorf
Performance Sport 33, Victoria University Press Wellington
Traces & Omens – 40 trees - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
2006
You are Here- Schaden.com Cologne
Wonder-land - New Zealand Photography at the Fotografia Internazionale di Roma
2007
A Short History of Photography with Gerry Badger- Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK
2008
China Story – FAQEDITIONS
I Look At You, You Look At Me – FAQEDITIONS
Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar – FAQEDITIONS
Text Book – FAQEDITIONS
2009
You Won’t Be With Me Tomorrow – FAQEDITIONS
Small Anarchies from Home – FAQEDITIONS
Unconcerned But Not Indifferent - FAQEDITIONS
2010
Against Forgetting - FAQEDITIONS
All The Places I’ve Ever Known – Kehrer Verlag, Germany Birds - FAQEDITIONS
As It Is? – In 4 Chapters - FAQEDITIONS
One Day - As photographer and editor – Kehrer Verlag, Germany
Paris Diary, May 2010 – FAQEDITIONS
2011
Paris Diary, November 2010 – FAQEDITIONS
Sri Lanka Diary, February 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
Still Looking For It - FAQEDITIONS
Some of John’s Friends - FAQEDITIONS
Eat Me - FAQEDITIONS
Paris Diary, May 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
Kassel, Three Days in June - FAQEDITIONS
Cologne Stopover, June 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
Skytower - FAQEDITIONS
TRUTH AND VARIOUS DECEPTIONS - FAQEDITIONS
Paris Diary, November 2011 - FAQEDITIONS
Rome Pocket Guide - FAQEDITIONS
2012
...exclusivity dwells in habitat - FAQEDITIONS
NYC - FAQEDITIONS
Harvey's Point - FAQEDITIONS
2013
PARIS – FAQEDITIONS
Some Things You Should Told Me – Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK
LOST HOME - Super Labo, Japan

Exhibitions

1994
Auckland Museum - Auckland Photographers Now
Outreach Gallery, Auckland - Erotikos
1995
Auckland Museum - Currency - 20 New Zealand Photographers
1997
Minnie Street Studio, Auckland - One Night Stand
1998
Archill Gallery, Auckland - 747x10
Royal Photographic Society, Bath - Acquired Image
Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art - Aboukrat Collection
Photology Gallery, London - Not Here. Not There
1999
New Work Studio, Wellington - 747x10
Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland, Vital Signs
2000
galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris - Mois de la Photo a Paris
colette, Paris - Vital Signs
World Wide Web, Update: The Active Eye
2001
Purple Institute, Paris - Aide-Memoire
ASA Gallery, Auckland - Stratum
Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Aide-Memoir
Secession of Vienna - Aide-Memoire
2002
La Périphérie galerie, Paris - new work
critical secret, Paris - new work
NorthArt, Auckland - new work
Australian High Commission, New York - group show
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, installation
Palais de Tokyo, Paris - Aide-Memoire
Spree, Paris - new work
galerie eyris, Paris - Double Vision
Spree, Paris - group show
2003
Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany - group show
Librairie Florence Loewy, Paris – First Ever Pictures of God
Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands – First Ever Pictures of God
Spree, Paris, Hotel Art
2004
Adshel lightpanels, Auckland - Installation
Galerie Lichtblicht, Cologne - Killing Time in Paradise
NorthArt, Auckland - Installation
Bath Street Gallery, Auckland - Hotel Art
2005
Spree, Paris - Killing Time in Paradise
Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands - True Colours
Kunsthalle Duesseldorf “Daumenkino“– Aide Memoire
NorthArt Auckland - 40 people I met in Paris and Northcote
Waikato Museum, Hamilton. Contemporary Art Award
2006
Matakana Pictures, Solaris – Modern Photography / NZ’s favourite
St Paul Street Gallery Auckland - No Borders no Boundaries
Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma - Wonder-land
International Festival of photography, Lodz, Poland - Killing Time
Antwerp Foto Museum, Belgium. Flip Book Show - Aide Memoire
Snow White Gallery, Auckland -Terrain Vague
Pingyao (China) International Photography Festival – Wonder-land
2007
Auckland Festival AK07 – Wonder-land
Muka Gallery, Auckland – Aide-Memoire
Bowen Galleries, Wellington – New work
Hex Gallerie, Brussels – New work
Satellite Gallery, Auckland, My House My Head
St Paul Street Gallery Auckland, China Story
2008
Shanghai Zendai MoMA – 60 Portraits
Lodz Fotografia Festival Poland – China Story
Spree, Paris – A Short History of Photography
John Leach Gallery Auckland – A Short History of Photography
Satellite Gallery Auckland – They Were Young Once
Auckland Festival of Photography, Manukau Light Night – I Am Your Neighbour
Satellite Gallery, Auckland – Victory of the Trivial
Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne - China Story
2009
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK. – China Story
Ost Gallery, Moscow – group show
Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam – Marks of Honour
Bath Street Gallery, Auckland – Big Work, Small Works
Kaune Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne – Marks of Honour
Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, Paris – You Won’t Be With Me Tomorrow
Spree, Paris – Victory of the Trivial
2010
Photographers Gallery, London – Marks of Honour
Pimp the Timp, Cologne – Small Anarchies
Plovdiv Festival, Bulgaria – Small Anarchies from Home
Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, Paris – Against Forgetting
Spree, Paris – All The Places I’ve Ever Known
Athens Photography Festival – China Story
2011
Warte Kunst, Kassel – Aide Memoire
2012
Photomatic Sunday – Brussels
Diplomat Gallery, Philadelphia – About New Zealand
Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland - Against Forgetting
Pimp the Timp, Cologne - Tokyo Story
Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland - Harvey's Point
Angkor Photofestival - You Won't Be With Me Tomorrow

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