About

ACAB collective is Zinzi Kennedy & Ben Johanson graduates from Monash University, based in Melbourne. 
Together they produce installations and sculptures that manipulate light whilst reinventing locally sourced materials. 
ACAB was recently showcased in a dLux Media Art event (Is This Art? as part of the Spectrum Now Festival, 2016), 
SafARI 2014 and in the odradekAEAF at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide. Their work has been awarded the 
Peoples Choice Award as part of the Substation Art Prize 2012, 2nd Place in Sculpture in the Vineyards 2014 and 
won the Cooks River Alliance Small Sculpture Award as part of the GreenWay Art Prize 2015.
Education
2010   Monash University Honours of Fine Art (Ben Johanson & Zinzi Kennedy)
2014   Monash University Masters of Fine Art (Zinzi Kennedy)
Publications
2014   SafARI 2014 Catalogue, Liz Nowell & Christiane Keys-Statham
2014   Arkin Magazine, #2, ‘ACAB collective’ feature piece on New Pyramids
2013   Modern Ruin Catalogue, Aaron Martin & Michael Brennan
2013   Central Highlands Art Atlas, ‘Collaboration in the Visual Arts’ Wilson, Kent
2012   Acclaim Issue 27, ‘ACAB Collective: Inanimate Intimacy’ Miralles, Christine
Awards
2015   Cooks River Alliance Small Sculpture Award
2014   Second Place, Sculpture in the Vineyards Awards
2013   Judges, Small Worlds: recycled art competition, City of Maribyrnong 2013
2013   Highly Commended, Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards 
2012   People’s Choice, Substation Contemporary Art Prize 
Exhibitions
2017    Untitled solo show (Confirmed)
        Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Project Space, Parkside, SA
2016    Is This Art? At ‘Create or Die’ part of the Spectrum Now Festival (Confirmed)
        dLux MediaArts, Marrickville, NSW 
2015    GreenWay Art Prize curated by Christiane Keys-Statham	
        Art Est. Art School & Gallery Leichhardt, NSW
2015    Sculpture in the Vineyards                              
        Wollombi Wines Hunter Valley, NSW
2015    Hefty Fab curated by Christiane Keys-Statham            
        Cessnock Regional Art Gallery & Old Fire Station Hunter Valley, NSW
2014	Neon Playground	Strawberry Fields                       
        Festival Tocumwal, NSW
2014	Sculpture in the Vineyards	                        
        Undercliff Winery Hunter Valley, NSW
2014	Artists Emerge @ WTC curated by Andy Dinan	        	                        
        World Trade Centre in association with Mars Gallery Melbourne CBD, VIC
2014	Entry Exit Points curated by Matthew Perkins	                                        
        Glen Eira Council Gallery Glen Eira, VIC
2014	All At Once, All Of The Time curated by Stacy Jewell, Elysheva Elsass, Nick Rebstadt	
        RMIT Design Hub Carlton, VIC
2014	SafARI Festival curated by Liz Nowell & Christiane Keys-Statham	
        Conductors Project Museum & St. James Station, SYD
2014	In + Out curated by Project QUAD	
        Brightspace St Kilda, VIC
2013	Modern Ruin curated by Aaron Martin & Michael Brennan	
        The Substation Newport, VIC
2013	Fruitless Archeology
        Five Walls Footscray, VIC
2013	New Pyramids	
        New Low Carlton, VIC
2012	GastroPorn	
        NG Art Gallery Chippendale, NSW
2012	Beams Arts Festival	
        NG Gallery Chippendale, NSW
2012	The Substation Contemporary Art Prize	
        The Substation Newport, VIC
2012	Brisbane Festival’s Under the Radar program Metro Arts 
        Brisbane CBD, QLD
2012	Thoroughfare Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces 
        Melbourne CBD, VIC
2012	The Rave Cave with live performance At the Vanishing Point Contemporary Art Inc 
        Newtown, NSW
2012	exURBAN Screens Festival curated by Matthew Perkins 
        Frankston City Council, Frankston CBD, VIC
2012	The Rave Cave of Psychotropic Nightmares 
        Kings Artist Run Initiative,  Melbourne CBD, VIC
2012	No thing after another	
        Trocadero Art Space Footscray, VIC


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