About

Benjamin T. Busch (*1987, Kansas City) is an American visual artist and architect living in Berlin. Spanning art, architecture, curating, and writing, his work deals with the aesthetics/politics of space. His ongoing research considers spatial practice through processes of urbanization, self-organization, and the everyday, with regard to the growing role of computation across societies. Since spring 2018, Busch co-directs The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER) together with Lorenzo Sandoval. From 2012 to 2015, he co-directed the Berlin project space Staycation Museum. Busch continues to work professionally as an independent writer and translator, architectural consultant, and freelance photographer (dokugram). He authored Palimpsest and Material Senescence (2014), and together with Evangelos Papamatthäou-Matschke Point Blank (Munich: Reflektor M, 2016). Busch’s artwork and writing have appeared in Archinect, ArtSlant, Avant.org, Berlin Art Link, Failed Architecture, Horizonte (Bauhaus), Making & Breaking, and uncube. He contributed to Lefebvre for Activists (Hamburg: adocs, 2020), co-edited OnCurating no. 31 (2016), and with TIER he has co-produced a variety of publications.

Education

2014–2017 M.A. Raumstrategien (Spatial Strategies/Art in Public Space), Weissensee School of Art, Berlin
2010–2011 M.A. Architecture, University of Kansas. Completed at the Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart
2005–2010 Master of Architecture (M.Arch. I) summa cum laude, University of Kansas

Residencies

2020 AADK Spain/Centro Negra, Murcia, Spain
2019 AqTushetii, Omalo, Georgia
2016 Arte Actual FLACSO/Pujinostro, Quito/Pujili, Ecuador
  Hardbakka Ruins Project, Bergen, Norway

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Point Blank, in collaboration with Evangelos Papamatthäou-Matschke, super+ CENTERCOURT, Munich
2014 Palimpsest + Material Senescence, Staycation Museum, Berlin

Group Exhibitions

2020 Art in Quarantine – Guerrilla Video Projections in Moabit by Gargantúa/IAUZKU, Berlin
2019 Caucasus, AqTushetii, Omalo, Georgia
2018 Elymus Repens, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin
2017 bitte bitte bitte – Weissensee School of Art Degree Show, SEZ Berlin
  Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Middlesbrough, UK
  Contested Borderscapes, Mytilene, Greece
  Edge.Piraeus, Kastela Art Center, Piraeus (Athens)
  Soft Barrier, The Art Foundation, Athens
  The early days, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
2016 Mapear no es Habitar, Arte Actual Flacso, Quito, Ecuador
  Self-Help-Academy, The OH-project, Iceland
  A digital encounter by (FΛG), Forward Union Fair, New York City
  Ying Colosseum Vol. 11: Inter-Material-Subject, Berlin
  Individuating, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
  Hardbakka Ruins Project: Memento Mori, Bergen, Norway
2015 Refugee Monument Berlin (group installation), 2. Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
  Private Parts, Gitte Bohr c/o West Germany, Berlin
  Ying Colosseum Vol. 1: The Unedited Save, Anothersidewalk, Berlin
  Pay Off, Weissensee School of Art, Berlin
  Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art Exhibition (curating), European Graduate School, Switzerland
  Temporary Artist’s Book Shop, LAGE EGAL, Berlin
2014 Mindscape Universe, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris
2013 The Oracle, The Wand, Berlin
2012 Staycation Museum Opening Gala, Staycation Museum, Berlin
2011 ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 (planning and realization team), University of Stuttgart

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