EFA STUDIO PROGRAM: Member Artists

Keren Benbenisty

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Keren Benbenisty's research-based, process-oriented and multi-disciplinary practice utilizes video, photography and drawing in order to explore the notions of contemporary language in relation to its archaic provenance.

Driven by the idea that possibly nothing is contemporary, my work is a reflection on cyclical time "because the key to the modern is hidden in the immemorial and the prehistoric." Dealing with loss and memory, historical, cultural or personal, my projects explore notions of past in relation to contemporaneity, expressing the duality in the term revolution (revolver, ‘roll back’), a rapture from the past and renewal for the future.

Benbenisty (b. Israel) moved to Paris in 1998 and graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2004, during which she also attended California Institute of the Arts (Cal’Arts). She was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2009), ISCP - The International Studio & Curatorial Program (2011), Residency Unlimited, New York (2016) and ARTS MAEBASHI, Japan (2017).

Recent exhibitions include the James Gallery, Cuny Graduate Center for Humanities in New York City, Tel-Aviv Museum for Modern Art, Genia Schreiber University Gallery Tel Aviv, The Artist House in Jerusalem, Francesca Antonini Gallery in Rome and Human Resources in Los Angeles.

Her first artist book A A O UE was published in 2016 with Sternthal Books.