Benjamin Heller

Benjamin Heller is a cross disciplinary artist, blurring the traditional boundaries of medium in order to uncover newfound vitality in their intersections. Drawing from a diverse background and training in visual arts, photography, dance, and physical improvisation, his works are rooted in the movement of the body and the creation of intimate environments that can be entered, opening a space for discovery via the body, senses, and the imagination. His photography, video and sculptural performance works have been shown at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Museum, Wave Hill, ICP International Center of Photography, Robin Rice Gallery, Eyebeam, New York Foundation for the Arts, Gallery 151, Chashama, Chair and the Maiden, and Honey Space Gallery in New York. In 2013 he was selected for the Bronx Museum AIM residency program and Biennial Exhibition.  He has created participatory site-specific Installations “Camera Obscura for Wild Life” in Sonoma CA, “The Vital Contour of U+US” a commissioned permanent installation in New Orleans, and a commissioned interactive installation “Inverted Constellation” as a visiting artist at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania AU. Collaborative dance and sculpture projects include “A Place of Sun”  at The Baryshnikov Arts Center with Company Stefanie Batten Bland in Paris and New York, and The Blind Men and the Elephant with choreographer Julie Bour with upcoming performances at New York Live Arts.