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Ben Bogart
Biography
Ben Bogart is a nonbinary adisciplinary artist working for nearly two decades with generative computational processes and has been inspired by knowledge in the natural sciences in the service of an epistemological inquiry. Ben has produced processes, artifacts, texts, images and performances that have been presented at galleries, art festivals and academic conferences Internationally. Their research and practice have been funded by national art and research councils. Ben holds both master’s and doctorate degrees from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. In their doctoral work (2009–2014) they made “a machine that dreams” that is framed as both a model of dreaming and a site-specific artistic work manifesting an Integrative Theory of visual mentation developed during their doctorate. Ben is finalizing a two year arts council-funded project developing a body of work applying machine learning methods to image-making situated in painting history.