My name is Ben Sisto; thank you for visiting my website. I am an artist –originally from Seekonk, Massachusetts– living in Brooklyn, New York where I work on a variety of projects, most of which tend to center around curation, collection, organizing and research. I graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2002 (Studio for Interrelated Media) and since then have been involved with well over 1,000 events through my work with bars, nightclubs, performance spaces and other venues. I oversaw cultural programming for Ace Hotel New York from June 3, 2013 – Jan 25, 2019 and am the world’s leading expert on Who Let the Dogs Out. The latter is the subject of a documentary film set to premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.
In the past year or so I got to curate some cool stuff: Rev Jen’s troll museum (NYT), John Chaich’s exhibition of works by Vivek Sharya (them.), the Museum of Banned Objects from Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs (Vanity Fair), a show about old school French telecom and more. I was also fortunate to be a resident for a bit at New Lab via Science Sandbox, where I worked on an exhibition of ephemera celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8. Right now, I’m working on a new collection of chance-based decision making tools.
This website’s a bit “under construction” as they say but, I’ll leave you with Web Safe 2k16 from a few years ago, which I made with my friends Jo and Joe. It’s a fun read.
Have a nice day,