Ben Rak (Sydney, Australia) is an artist, educator and independent curator. Rak was born in California and grew up in Israel. He lectures at the Australian National University School of Art, Canberra, and the University of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney. He is the co-founder and director of Throwdown Press, a residency-based print facility which, in an attempt to create discourse on the role of printmaking in contemporary practice, invites artists with no prior print experience to produce etchings and screenprints. Rak holds a BFA in printmaking with first-class honors and an MFA from the University of New South Wales. Rak has also fostered international dialogue by curating exchange exhibitions between Sydney-based artists and multiple international institutions.