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Benjamin Sloat

Associate Professor and Director, MFA in Visual Arts

Ben Sloat Speaking at Mass Moca

Working across various media including photography, sculpture, video, and installation, Sloat's projects have often used vernacular materials as a base for creating works with shifting cultural and social meanings.

His work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Havana Biennial, Matanzas, Cuba; Kunstal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; MFA, Boston; Radium Art Center, Busan, South Korea; Dublin City Gallery/The Hugh Lane, Ireland. Solo shows include those at the American Cultural Center, Taipei; Coop Gallery, Nashville; and Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal.




  • American Cultural Center, Taipei
  • Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal
  • Coop Gallery, Nashville
  • Die Kloschausen, Munich
  • Pearl River Gallery, New York
  • Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
  • NLH Space, Copenhagen


  • Havana Biennial
  • Radium Art Center
  • Dublin City Gallery/The Hugh Lane
  • Kunstal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
  • MFA Boston
  • Peabody-Essex Museum
  • Queens Museum
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

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