Established as a commercial gallery with an emphasis on experimental and innovative practices, Artereal Gallery has built a strong reputation and some serious street-cred for presenting risk-taking and stimulating exhibitions by artists working at the forefront of contemporary practice.
Ben Ali Ong is a Sydney based photo-artist of Chinese and Persian heritage working predominantly across photography, video and mixed media. Choosing to work solely in black and white, his brooding photographs are defined by their use of dream-like imagery. Often blurry, grainy and scratched – Ong’s pictorial choices appear to be made completely at random, creating a disjointed and surreal narrative.
Ong has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions for over a decade and has been a finalist in many prestigious photographic awards including The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, The Moran Photographic Prize and the Blake Prize.