FLAD / AiR 351 2020

Grant Recipient Announcement

Introducing the new FLAD / AiR351 2020 grant recipient.

Keren Benbenisty (b. Israel, 1977) lives and works in Manhattan. Her practice consists of video, sculpture and print-making, explores notions pertaining to loss and displacement through historical narratives and myths. Her work focuses on micro-events and their long-term ramifications within the disciplines of archeology, biology and linguistics.

She received DNSAP (M.F.A equivalent) with honor from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2004), and was an exchange scholar at California Institute of the Arts (2003). She has been an artist-in-residence at Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York; International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn; Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn; Arts Maebashi, Japan; Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine. She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art, ARTIS Contemporary Israeli Art Fund, Ostrovsky Family Foundation grant, Shpilman Institute of Photography Award, Colin-Lefranc Foundation grant, Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment, among others. Recent exhibitions venues – The Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca; The Drawing Center; Petach-Tikva Museum, Israel; Mishkan Ein Harod, Israel; SixtyEight Art Institute; Soloway Gallery; A.I.R Gallery; Ulterior Gallery; CUNY Graduate Center for Humanities; Tel-Aviv Museum of Modern Art; Human Resources Los Angeles.

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