Keren Benbenisty is a multi-disciplinary research-based artist exploring notions of 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. As such, in her recent projects, she examined the impact of migration, colonialism and exile in her homeland, Israel, a territory charged with continuous conflicts that fuel the perpetual geographical, political and social crisis.
Keren Benbenisty (b. Israel) graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2004) and attended Cal’Arts (2003). Benbenisty has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP); Residency Unlimited (RU); Arts Maebashi, Japan; Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, NY.
She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Grant (2019); Foundation for Contemporary Art (2019); ARTIS, Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (2011/2020), Ostrovsky Family Foundation grant (2011) among others. Recent exhibition venues include The Johnson Museum; The Drawing Center; Petach-Tikva Museum; Mishkan Ein Harod; A.I.R Gallery; CUNY Graduate Center; Tel-Aviv Museum of Modern Art;Read more