Ben Vida, New York based composer and visual artist, will discuss his work. Vida will also be performing in the Galleries Thursday, September 29th at 7pm.
Ben Vida (b. 1974) lives and works in New York. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Bard College. Solo exhibitions include [Smile on.] . . . [Pause.] . . . [Smile off.], Lisa Cooley, New York (2016); Slipping Control (West), 356 Mission, Los Angeles, California (2015); and Slipping Control, Audio Visual Arts, New York (2013). As an artist and composer, he has been an active member of the international experimental music community for two decades with a long list of collaborators, projects and releases to his credit. In the mid-1990s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has since worked as a solo artist with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Shelter Press, Future Audio Graphics and Kranky. Vida has been the recipient of several awards including the ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residency Commission; the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona “Composing with Process” Exclusive Works Commission; Unsound Festival New Works Commission, and a Swedish Arts Committee Travel Grant. Recent residencies include EMS Studios, Stockholm; EMPAC, Troy; and the Clocktower, Manhattan. His work has been performed and presented at the Guggenheim, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Audio Visual Arts, New York; Leap Gallery, Berlin; The Artist’s Institute, New York; the Sydney Opera House; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; and the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Meltdown Festival in London.