Roger Ballen is what you'd call a 'wound opener'.

Working with black and white film, Ballen's photography sheds light on the darker side of the human self—a scab that most of us would perhaps rather leave untouched. He describes his work as fundamentally psychological and existential; for him, making art is an exercise in defining himself. His photography also incorporates drawings, sculptures, and a photographic drawing technique developed by Ballen himself.

Curated by Olivier Varenne and Nicole Durling

Ballen exhibited work from his Asylum and Apparitions series.

Asylum (detail), Roger Ballen
Asylum (detail), Roger Ballen
Asylum (detail), Roger Ballen
Asylum (detail), Roger Ballen
Asylum (detail), Roger Ballen
Asylum (detail), Roger Ballen