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. Her work examines our relationship to contemporaneity by revealing both the ancient and modern constructs beneath its surface. Her project-oriented practice merges an investigative approach and subject based research along with traditional and technologically communicative visual means. These include drawing, sculpture, photography, film and video. At the core of Benbenity’s work lies a conception of time that is not linear but one that is cyclical in nature.

Through the use of techniques such as repetition, re-contextualization, erasure, indexing, and cataloging she physically alters and transforms her subjects into temporal and often events of translation.  Her practice poetically enacts the social and the political inherent to biology, archeology, identity, myth and language.

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 (2009), ISCP - The International Studio & Curatorial Program (2011), Residency Unlimited, New York (2016) and ARTS MAEBASHI, Japan (2017). She is currently at the Open Sessions Program at the Drawing Center, New York.

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.