Born 1972 in New York, United States.
Lives and works in Berlin.
|1996–1998||Concert-Exam Conducting, Hochschule für Musik Hanns-Eisler, Berlin|
|1994–1996||M.M. Conducting, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD|
|1990–1994||B.A. cum laude, Yale College Prize, Yale University, New Haven, CT|
|1990–1997||The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, New York, NY|
Projects and Solo Exhibitions (selection)
|2018||Changing of the Guard, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bochum|
|TRANS, Volksbühne, Berlin|
|2017||Symphony 80, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich|
|An exposition, not an exhibition, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong|
|2016||Who’s Afraid of Sol La Ti? (Invention I), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin|
|Elevator Music, TRAFO, Szczecin|
|Memories of the Future, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw|
|Palais Garnier, Paris Opera Ballet, Paris|
|2015||Symphony X (Installation Version), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin|
|Untitled for Choir (Beating Time), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin|
|2014||Just in Time, Just in Sequence, Schauspielhaus, Bochum|
|The Lightning and Its Flash (Solo for Conductor), New Initiative for Europe, Akademie der Künste, Berlin|
|2013–2014||Chamber Music (Vestibule), Berlinische Galerie, Berlin|
|2009||SOLO, Die Loge, Berlin|
|Group Exhibitions (selection)|
|2018||Beautiful World Where Are You?, 10th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool|
|Kunsthalle for music, Witte de With, Rotterdam|
|2017||Floating Worlds, 14e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon|
|2016||Works of Music by Visual Artists. Scores, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin|
|2012||To the Moon via the Beach, LUMA Foundation, Arles|
Ari Benjamin Meyers’ work explores structures and processes that redefine the performative, social, and ephemeral nature of music. His conceptual projects and installations often draw attention to concrete details of music-making otherwise taken for granted and make tangible underlying conceptual operations. Recent works have addressed music scores themselves, forms and arrangements of musical instruments and ensembles, concert settings, and gestures of performers and conductors. At the same time, his compositions and performances seek to challenge the relationship between performer and audience, giving form to the practice of musicians and composers, and musical structures in the context of visual art.
Trained as a composer and conductor at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Ari Benjamin Meyers became more widely known in the context of the visual and performative arts in 2007 as musical director and conductor of the group exhibition Il Tempo del Postino, (Manchester International Festival, 2007 and Art Basel, 2009). Meyers presented his first solo exhibition at Esther Schipper in 2013.