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Ben received an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Washington and a BA in Theatre from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ben's designs have been seen internationally, including the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York; Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Center, London; The Lucerne Festival, Switzerland; Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; DeDoelen with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, The Netherlands; The Intiman; ACT; Off Broadway at Theatre Row; Joyce SOHO, New York; SUSHI Performance and Visual Art, San Diego; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art; The Moore Theatre, Seattle; Book-It Repertory Theatre; Seattle Shakespeare Company; Washington Ensemble Theatre; and various premieres at On The Boards. For the past few years, Ben has been designing The Tristan Project in collaboration with director Peter Sellars and video artist Bill Viola. Most recently Ben collaborated with artist Eleanor Antin on Before the Revolution at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Ben is one half of the visual art team LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA, who were listed on The Stranger’s 2009 Genius Awards Shortlist. In the summer of 2012, LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA created APEX, an outdoor site specific light installation, as a gift for the Intiman Theatre. In the fall of 2012, the duo will collaborate with Degenerate Art Ensemble and Olson Kundig Architects on their new work, Underbelly creating multiple light-based sculptures for a site-specific performance at the Seattle Center as part of the Next 50 celebration. Later in 2012, the LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA will present through hollow lands, a new large-scale light installation commissioned by the Frye Art Museum.