Hi, my name is Ben Sisto.

 

I am an artist originally from Seekonk, Massachusetts. I live in Brooklyn and am employed by Ace Hotel where I work on cultural programming, partnerships and brand/messaging strategy. I attended the Massachusetts College of Art's Studios for Interrelated Media program back in the early 2000s, and over the past 20 years have been involved with something like a thousand public events and projects. I am also the world's leading expert on Who Let the Dogs Out.

You can contact me email and @bensisto

Happenings:

+ Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out on tour
+ Pressure Burns at BUSHEL, Oct 6-28
+ Interview with Michael Pellew for Story Corps, Oct 16
UnLocal benefit, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Oct 29

Curatorial Positions

+ Ace Hotel New York, 20 W 29th St, NY, 2013 - Present
+ Public Assembly, 70 North 6th St. Brooklyn NY, 2011-2012
+ Coco 66, 66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY / Director, 2009-2010
+ 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St, NY, NY, 2008
+ The Milky Way, 306 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA, 2006-2008
+ Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 2004-2006


Some Ace Hotel New York Project Examples:

Artists in Residence, 2014- 
+ Codeathon, 2014-2016
+ Dear Reader, 2015- 
The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, 2013- 
+ New York Fashion Week, 2013-

Some of my own artworks & ideas

144 Darwins
1x1x216
+ Ace AIR in DTLA, London, NOLA, PGH
As Is: Signs
Collages
Customer Service
Interaction of Interaction of Color
+ Inventory
+ It's the Ghost
Morgan's Requests
+ The Planets
+ Rock Collection Collection
Pressure Burns 
+ Save As: Supercuts
+ Sitemap
Sometimes
Used Books
Web Safe 2k16
What I'm Trying to Say
Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out?
You2


Solo Exhibitions

Pressure Burns with Plants, Bushell, New Dehli, NY, 2017
As Is, Good Work Gallery, NYC, 2017
MoWLWLTDOO, Spring/Break Art Fair, NYC, 2017
Linger On, Ace Hotel Los Angeles (guest room), 2015
Used Books, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, 2014
Two Dogs in the Same Space at the Same Time, PACS, Brooklyn 2011
O.K., Graduate School Gallery, Brooklyn, 2009


Group Exhibitions

+ Common Sense, A/D/O, Brooklyn, 2017
City Reliquary Collectors' Night, New York, 2017
64 Bits, Q.E. Olympic Park, London, 2017
+ Ace AIR (participating artist), Ace Hotel London, 2017
Internet! A Retrospective, SPUR, San Fransisco, 2016
Luminations, Russel Janis, Brooklyn, 2016
+ Art Basil, Los Angeles, 2015
+ Spring/Break Art Fair, New York, 2015
+ 99c Plus Art Shop II, 99c Gallery, Brooklyn, 2015
Frequencies 2, Beverly's 21, NYC, 2014
+ Cinders Gallery 10 Year Show, South Street Seaport, NYC 2014
+ Brooklyn Zine Fest, Brooklyn, 2013
City Reliquary Collectors' Night, Brooklyn, 2013
Artyles Salon, Walking Around Wandering, Brooklyn, 2012
Microfortnight, Brooklyn, March 2011
The Weight of the Words, Stuffinablank, Spain, 2010/11
Instructions for Initial Conditions, Parallax Space, Lincoln NE, 2010
Apartment Show: Television City Dreams, 255 Starr St, Brooklyn, 2010
On the Grid, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, 2010
Buddy Systems, Charlie Horse, Brooklyn, 2010
If the Dogs Are Barking, Artists Space, NYC, 2010
Big Apple, Clifton Benevento, Manhattan, 2010
Happy House, Printed Matter, Manhattan, 2009
Summer Series, Mass MoCA, North Adams MA, 2009
Apartment Show, Envoy Gallery, Manhattan, 2009
Anna Kournikova Deleted…, Dortmund, Germany, 2008
VidFest, Union Sq, Sommerville, 2008
Dare 2 Share, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2006


Talks

+ Visiting Artist / Lecture, SUNY Purchase, September 2017
+ New Inc summer retreat, Garrison, NY, August 2017
+ Visiting artist at Residency Unlimited, July 2017
Web Safe 2k16 Live in London, Ace Hotel, March 2017
+ King's College, London, March 2017
Web Safe 2k16 Live, PRX Podcast Garage, November 2016
Web Safe 2k16 Live, Brooklyn Book Festival, September, 2016
+ Show Us Your Junk, Union Hall, Brooklyn, 2014
+ New York Law School, April 2013
F.A.T. Gold at Eyebeam, New York, April 2013
Ignite XII: Internet Week, The New School, June 2011
Nerd Nite, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, March 2011
Students for Free Culture, NYU, NYC, February 2001
Supershow, Coco 66, Brooklyn, February 2011
Nerd Nite: American Repertory Theatre, Boston, January 2011
Wikipedia Day: 10th Year Bash, NYU, NYC, January 2011
World’s Fair Use Day 2011, Post Conference Center, D.C., January 2011
Tide Pool, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC, December 2010
Spectre, Lions Gallery, Miami FL, November 2010
Open Video Conference, F.I.T., NYC, October 2010


Some Special Projects, Community Things

+ Sylvia Rivera Law Project Planning Committee, 2017
Art After Trump, Housing Works, 2016
Awesome Foundation, NYC, Aug 2015-Aug 2016
LAND of Metal, St. Vitus, 2016
+ Brooklyn Museum Gala Steering Committee, 2015
PACS Gallery, Brooklyn, 2011-2013
Et Cetera, Brooklyn, 2012
N.E.S.T., Boston MA, 2005 & 2006
Love During Wartime, Boston MA, 2005 & 2006
Punk Rock Flea Market, Boston MA, 2002-2008
Honeypump, Boston MA, 2002-2006
 

Publications, Podcasts, Misc

+ Broadcast for Wave Farm, October 2017
The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, April 2017
+ WLWLTDOO Radio: The Lot (1), The Lot (2), Little Water Radio
Parallax Issue Four, 2016
Cool Drool ZineSoftware/Mexican Summer, 2011
A Similar but Different Quality, Issue 2, H. Zhang, 2010
Apenest, Vol. 2 (as Elton Lovelace), Apenest, 2009
+ Anna Kournikova von …, HMKV, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, 2008