Ben Cauchi

Born 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
One’s Own Grey, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2013
Der Dünne Schleier, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
One’s Own Grey, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2012
The Sophist’s Mirror, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Hypnagogia, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand
Ilminster (a tale in ten parts), Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Lunar Apogee, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2011
An Alternative History, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2010
The Doppler Effect, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand
The Claim, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009
The Dark Chamber, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Epilogue, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand

2008
Lull, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Borderland, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Dead Time, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin; Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2007
The Day Before Yesterday, Forrester Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand
Still, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2006
The Hermetic Seal, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Last Days, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand
The Long Horror of that Piteous Night, Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2005
Smoke and Mirrors, Aratoi Art and History Museum, Masterton; Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand
In a Smoke-filled Room, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand
The Sweet Smell of Ether, Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Eight Lies, Whakatane Memorial Hall, Whakatane, New Zealand

2004
Ghosting, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Book of Hours, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2003
And a Great Cloud Came Down, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Scenes from the Quiet Room, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
New Ambrotypes & Building the Empire, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand

2002
Predictions, Premonitions and Other White Lies, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Building the Empire, Photospace, Wellington, New Zealand
Through a Glass Darkly, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Presence and Absence, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, Australia
Seasoned: Contemporary Salt Prints, McNamara Gallery, Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand
Joy Before the Object, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Recent Photographic Acquisitions, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Available Light: Imagining More Than We See, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand
Burqas, Veils and Hoodies: Identity and Representation, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Australia
Ghosting Machine, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Redemptive Glimpses from the Future World, Musterzimmer, Berlin, Germany

2012
Natural World, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, New Zealand
Contemporary New Zealand Photography, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Cruel & Tender, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Now & Then: Enduring and Developing Themes in Contemporary New Zealand Photography, Te Manawa, Palmerston North New Zealand
It’s All Make Believe, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

2011
What’s in a Face? Aspects of Portrait Photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Collecting Contemporary, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Old School New School, An Art and Design History of New Zealand, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Bad Angle, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Ore Struck: The Use of Gold in Contemporary Art and Photography, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Major Photographs, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland

2010
Txt: The Written Word in New Zealand Art, Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Light-Sensitive: The Use of Alternative Photographic Technologies in Contemporary New Zealand Art, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2009
Light: Black and Silver, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, New Zealand
Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Kind of Blue: New Acquisitions and Loads, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Surface Tension, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Fixated: Photography Through History, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Recent: Work by 10 New Zealander Photographers, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
Thrill Me Every Day: The Celia Dunlop Collection, The New Dowse, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

2008
Wunderbox, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
New Victorians, University Art Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Think Again, Rachmaninoff’s, London, England
Contemporary New Zealand Photography, John Leech Gallery, Auckland
Close-Up: Contemporary Contact Prints, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland; Ramp Gallery, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand
Sitting Room: A Portrait Show, John Leech Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007
Tools of Survival: Contemporary Photographer Using 19th Century Processes, McNamara Gallery: Photography, Whanganui, New Zealand
Likeness and Character: Portraits from the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Tylee Cottage: 21 Years, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Collecting Photographers, New Zealand Centre of Photography, Shed 11, Wellington, New Zealand
Pakeha Now! The Suter, Nelson, New Zealand
Collect: New Acquisitions, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Moving Still, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Four by Ten, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2006
Break: Construct, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Recent Acquisitions, Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Prologue: The Matthew Couper and Jo Ross Collection, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Tall Tales and History Lessons: Contemporary New Zealand Art from the 19th Century, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hei Tiki, Pataka, Porirua, New Zealand

2005
Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, Starkwhite, Auckland; Pataka, Porirua; Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Commodity & Delight: Views of Home, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Return of the Hand, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Wallace Art Awards, Wallace Arts Trust Gallery, Auckland; CoCA, Christchurch, New Zealand
Verbatim, Lopdell House, Titirangi; National Library Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Flag Works, Pataka, Porirua, New Zealand

2004
Fresh Brew, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, New Zealand

2003
Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Wallace Art Awards, Wallace Arts Trust Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Set Up, Michael Hirschfield Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2002
Victory Over Death, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Scale of Things, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, New Zealand

2001
Old Gates New Journeys, Michael Hirschfield Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aratoi Art and History Museum, New Zealand
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Chartwell Collection, New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
Forrester Gallery, New Zealand
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Hocken Collection, New Zealand
James Wallace Art Trust, New Zealand
Massey University, New Zealand
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia, Australia
Real Art Roadshow Trust, New Zealand
Sarjeant Gallery, New Zealand
Te Manawa, New Zealand
University of Wollongong, Australia
Wellington Civic Art Collection, New Zealand