About

ACAB collective (Zinzi Kennedy and Ben Johanson) are graduates from Monash University and based in Melbourne. 
Together they produce installations and sculptures that manipulate light whilst reinventing everyday materials. 
ACAB was recently showcased in a dLux Media Art event (Is This Art?) are part of the Spectrum Now Festival 2016, 
in the odradekAEAF at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide 2015 and SafARI festival 2014. Their work has
been won the Cooks River Alliance Small Sculpture Award as part of the GreenWay Art Prize 2015, second place in 
Sculpture in the Vineyards 2014 and the People’s Choice Award as part of the Substation Art Prize 2012.
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    Deep Time Derby 
        ACE Across (ACE Open's project space), Adelaide, SA
2016    Is This Art? dLux MediaArts event for The Spectrum Now Festival
        Create or Die, 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