Benjamin Freedman (b. 1990) is an artist presently working and living in Toronto, ON. Freedman completed his BFA in photographic studies at Ryerson University (Toronto) after studying Cinema, Video and Communications at Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. He self-published his first photography book in 2015, and has exhibited extensively across the GTA, most recently at 8eleven Gallery, Art Gallery of Mississauga, and Division Gallery. Freedman has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation and American Photography Magazine and has shared his work internationally, most recently at the Aperture Foundation in New York City.


Working in a range of mediums, including photography, bookmaking, film and installation, Freedman’s practice questions photography’s role in describing the world and its implications in a range of professional practices, particularly in history and science. While probing the relative truths and deceptions of photography, he purposefully adopts both science fiction and documentary style characteristics in an effort to create expanded narrative projects. Freedman is particularly interested in photography’s role in mythologizing historical and contemporary events and its subsequent consequences.

 

For more information or any questions, you can reach me at:

benafreedman@gmail.com

or

514.793.1807

 

To download a PDF of my CV, please click HERE


EDUCATION

 

 

2009-2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography,

Ryerson University, Toronto.

 

2008-2009

Cinema, Video, and Communications

Dawson College, CEGEP, Montreal.

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

OFORT, Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Ontario, 2017

New Votives, 8-11 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2016

Lab Notes, Art Metropole, Toronto, 2015

Joy and Sorrow: Films and Photographs by Benjamin Freedman and Elisa Julia Gilmour, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, 2014

The Pensive Spectator, Alliance Française Gallery, Toronto, 2013

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

Flash Forward, Division Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2016

In Situ, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Ontario , 2016

Black Mirror, Aperture Gallery, New York, New York, 2015

Lab Notes, Art Metropole, Toronto, 2015

Art Auction, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, 2015

SNAP! Live Auction, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, 2014

Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2014

89+ Marathon, SPBH, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2013

Nuit Blanche, Carlton Cinema, Toronto, 2013

Second Annual Emergent Artists Exhibition, O'Born Contemporary, Toronto, 2013

In Dreams, Studio 407, Toronto, 2012

Presidents Show, Jorgenson Hall, Toronto, 2012

Temporal Forms, I.M.A. Gallery, Toronto, 2012

Nostalgia for the Present, Forgetus Collective, Toronto, 2012

Maximum Exposure, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

Double Dot Magazine, Issue 4, Toronto, 2014

Carbon Paper, Issue 2, Toronto, 2014

Quill & Quire, Kenneth Oppel, Toronto, 2014

Go Home Print, Issue 2, Toronto, 2013

Function Magazine, Volume 13, Toronto, 2013

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

 

Gibraltar Point Artist Residency, 2017

Flash Forward Winner, 2016

NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland Nov 2014-Jan 2015

CONTACT / Alliance Française Award, 2012-2013

Dean's List, Ryerson University, 2011-2013

Snap!Star, 2012

Robert S. Gooblar Scholarship, 2011

 

LECTURES/TALKS

 

The Assembly, The Rubber Factory, New York City, 2016

Walk the Talk, artist talk with Elisa Julia Gilmour, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2014

New Modes of Image Making (Panel Discussion), Contact Photography Festival, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto,

ON (With Jimmy Limit, Aaron Friend Lettner, Lili Huston-Heterich, Vanessa Runions, Felix

Kalmenson, and Sam Cotter), 2013

Nostalgia for the Present, Forgetus Collective 163 Sterling Rd. Unit 29, Toronto, ON (With Kyle Broman,

Andrea Leigh Pelletier), 2011