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Bio 

Ben Paljor Chatag is a Tibetan American contemporary multi-disciplinary artist. He was born and raised in Lhasa, Tibet, lived in Northern India as a refugee, and in his teens, speaking no English, came to the U.S. to begin life in the West. Currently, Ben is living in Miami.

 

His practice synthesizes concepts from his Tibetan culture, Tibetan philosophy, and his experiences as a refugee in India and the U.S. He explores the possibilities of transforming internal and external environmental, social, cultural, and political conditions, focusing on the potential to reduce human suffering, including freedom and joy and presenting humanness, interconnectedness and the transformative power of mind.

Education

2020  M.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal School of Art

 

2015   B.A. Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY 

 

Exhibitions

 

2022   Oolite Arts "Home+Away" Artisits-in-Residence Exhibition, A Group show, Patton-Malott Gallery, 

             Snowmass, CO

 

2020   Im.migration, A Group Show, Temporaryroom online, Baltimore, MD                                                                             

2020   Mount Royal School of Art Fall Show, Group Thesis Show, MICA online, Baltimore, MD                                                                                                                     

2020   Mount Royal School of Art Fall Show, A Group Show, Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD                                                                    

2020   We the People, A Group Show, Main O Gallery, Baltimore, MD                                                                                                         

2019    Opening Doors, A Group Show for Fellows, MICA, Baltimore, MD                                                                                                   

2019    Mount Royal School of Art Fall Show, A Group Show, Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD                                                                       

2019    Psychogeography, A Group Show, Hewitt Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                                       

2019    Going Beyond, Solo Show, part of Tricycle Film Festival, Here Now Space, New York, NY               

 

2018    Timonian, A Group Show, Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD                                                                                                                      

2017    Trajectories, A Group Show, Hewitt Gallery, MMC, New York, NY                                                                                                   

2017    Suffering & Cessation, Solo Show, Yasher Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                      

2016   Alumni Art Exhibition, Hewitt Gallery, MMC, New York, NY                                                                                                   

2015   Senior Art Exhibition, Hewitt Gallery, MMC, New York, NY                                                                                                            

2015   Senior Thesis Art Exhibit, Hewitt Gallery, MMC, New York, NY     

 

Residencies    

 

June-September 2022    Bakehouse Summer open, Miami, FL                                                                                    

                         

February-March, 2022   Oolite Arts' Home and Away Residency: Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO

 

July, 2021                         77Art Residency, Rutland, Vermont  

                                                                               

Summer 2013                   Thangde Gatsel Tibetan Painting Residency, Dharamsala, India.                                                                                      

Curatorial Projects

Sept 2021-Dec 2021         Transforming Minds: Photographs by Allen Ginsberg 1989-1997,

(ext- February 14,2022 )   Co-Curator, Tibet House Gallery, New York, NY

Publications

August, 2022        Author, "Curatorial Reflections on 'Transforming Minds : Photographs by Allen Ginsberg                                           1989-1997' Yeshe: A Journal of Tibetan Literature, Arts and Humanities, Issue No 2. See

                                 https://yeshe.org