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Ben Russell

Ben Russell is an itinerant media artist and curator whose films and performances have been presented in spaces ranging from 14th Century Belgian monasteries to 17th Century East India Trading Co. buildings, police station basements to outdoor punk squats, Japanese cinematheques to Parisian storefronts, and solo screenings at the Rotterdam Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art. A 2008 Guggenheim award recipient, Ben began the Magic Lantern screening series in Providence, Rhode Island, is co-director of the artist-run space BEN RUSSELL in Chicago, and he currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Let Each One Go Where He May (2009); Trypps #6 (Malobi) (2009); The Black and the White Gods (2008); Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) (2008); Trypps #5 (Dubai) (2008); Black and White Trypps Number Four (2008); Tjúba Tén/ The Wet Season (co-directed w/ Brigid McCaffrey) (2008); Black and White Trypps Number Three (2007); Michoacan: La Muerte/El Traidor (co-directed w//Sabine Gruffat) (2006); Black and White Trypps Number Two (2006); Black and White Trypps Number One (2005); The Red and the Blue Gods (2005); The Twenty-One Lives of Billy the Kid (2005); Last Days (2004); The Ataraxians (co-directed w/Sabine Gruffat) (2004); Extra Terrestrial (co-directed w/Robert Rhyne) (2004); The Tawny (2003); Terra Incognita (2002); the quarry (2002); The Breathers-In (2002); Daumë (2000).