Ben Terakes was born in Sydney, Australia. His practice includes painting, embroidery, performance, and most recently, sculpture and installation. To describe his work as it has been in the past, as generally ‘erotic’ seems an uncomfortable fit - lustful, perhaps, is closer to the mark, but even that sounds too literary, too ‘adult’. It is about sex, at its most superficial, teenage, fickle
Terakes completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in 2010, and has exhibited extensively in Sydney, interstate and abroad, including solo shows at Alaska Projects, Locksmith Project Space, Firstdraft, Mori Gallery, and group shows at CAST, Tasmania and Spielraum, Berlin. His work has been included in Peloton’s Performance Month, and the inaugural MCA ARTBAR, curated by Australian artist Justene Williams. Terakes currently lives and works in Sydney.
Emperors Garden Chinese BBQ or Porno Pond 2013
Portable Glory Hole 2015