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)

2019 Moscow solos. Kunsthalle for music, VAC Foundation, Moscow
Kunsthalle for Music, MCASB – Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
In Concert, OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin
Tacet, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
2018 Kunsthalle for Music, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Changing of the Guard, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bochum
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)
2020 Out of Order | Works from the Haubrok Collection, Part 2, Neues Museum–Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nürnberg
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.