Keren Benbenisty’s practice explore 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.
Keren Benbenisty (b. Israel) moved to Paris in 1998, graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2004) and attended California Institute of the Arts (2003). She has been artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2009); The International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY (2011); Residency Unlimited, NY (2016) ; Arts Maebashi, Japan (2017), Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York (2019-2020), and she is the recipient of numerous international grants including Artis, Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Petach-Tikva Museum of Art, Israel; Mishkan Ein Harod, Israel; Centre for Contemporary Arts Prague, Czech Republic; Arts Maebashi, Gunma, Japan; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel among others.
“During the residency I will develop a new body of work based on the Marégrafo de Cascais. The first tide-gauge installed in Portugal dated back to 1882 and is still in use. Combining video, sound and prints the work will parallel human voice and speech to one of the first systems of sea-level data collection.”