Brandon Ballengée

Brandon Ballengée

RIP Atlantic Guitarfish, 2014

Biography


Brandon Ballengée (American, born 1974) is a visual artist, biologist and environmental educator based in Louisiana.


Ballengée creates transdisciplinary artworks inspired from his ecological field and laboratory research. Since 1996, a central investigation focus has been the occurrence of developmental deformities and population declines among amphibians. In 2001, he was nominated for membership into Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society. In 2009, Ballengée and SK Sessions published “Explanation for Missing Limbs in Deformed Amphibians” in the Journal of Experimental Zoology and received international media attention from the BBC and others. This scientific study was the inspiration for the book Malamp: The Occurrence of Deformities in Amphibians (published by Arts Catalyst & Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK) and a solo exhibition at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (London, England: 2010). From 2009 through 2015 he continued his amphibian research as a Visiting Scientist at McGill University (Montréal, Canada) and, in 2011, he was awarded a conservation leadership fellowship from the National Audubon Society’s TogetherGreen Program (USA). In 2014 he received his Ph.D. in Transdisciplinary Art and Biology from Plymouth University (UK) in association with Zürich University of the Arts and Applied Sciences (Switzerland). In 2015, he was the recipient of a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

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Apr 06, 2015

National Endowment for the Arts Brandon Ballengée Art (and Science) Talk with artist-biologist Brandon Ballengée

Sep 20, 2017

The Whit Brandon Ballengée Art and biology intersect in “Sea of Vulnerability"

Mar 30, 2014

Huffington Post Brandon Ballengée These Photos Will Make You Think Twice About Animal Deformities

Mar 06, 2015

Hyperallergic Brandon Ballengée Traces of Extinct Animals at the Armory Show

Exhibitions

Mar 05 – Mar 08, 2015 Brandon Ballengée The Armory Show: The Frameworks of Absence

May 05 – Jul 31, 2012 Brandon Ballengée Collapse: The Cry of Silent Forms

May 15 – Jun 23, 2010 Group Show Resurrectine

Brandon Ballengée

Ti-tânes, 2012-2013

Brandon Ballengée

Ti-tânes, 2012-2013

Brandon Ballengée

DFA 39 Priapus, 2013

Cleared and stained Pacific tree frog collected in Aptos, California in scientific collaboration with Stanley K. Sessions

Brandon Ballengée

DFA 203 Skeiron, 2013

Cleared and stained Pacific tree frog collected in Aptos, California in scientific collaboration with Stanley K. Sessions

Brandon Ballengée

Collapse, 2012

mixed-media installation including 26,162 preserved specimens representing 270 species, glass, Preffer and Carosafe preservative solutoins

Brandon Ballengée

Collapse (detail), 2012

Brandon Ballengée

RIP Turquoise-throated PUffing Hummingbird: After John Gould, 1868/2015

Brandon Ballengée

RIP Martinique Brown-throated Parakeet: After George Edwards, 1750/2015

Brandon Ballengée

RIP Great Auk: After Theodore Jasper, 1881/2015

Brandon Ballengée

"That turns and flies in liquid for the deadly twin aborted...", 2010/12

Brandon Ballengée

"Moonlight chant in the metamorphosis hanged up to the Air", 2010/12

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The Frameworks of Absence

The Frameworks of Absence

installation view

The Frameworks of Absence

installation view

Collapse, 2012

installation view

Collapse: The Cry of Silent Forms, 2012

installation view

Collapse: The Cry of Silent Forms, 2012

installation view

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The Frameworks of Absence

installation view

The Frameworks of Absence

installation view

Collapse, 2012

installation view

Collapse: The Cry of Silent Forms, 2012

installation view

Collapse: The Cry of Silent Forms, 2012

installation view

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