Master Plan, Mother Tongue
New York, New York
Keren Benbenisty (b. Israel, 1977) moved to Paris in 1998, graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2004, and attended California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) as an international exchange scholar. She was an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2009); The International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn (2011); Residency Unlimited, New York (2016); and Arts Maebashi, Japan (2017). She is currently participating in the Open Sessions Program at the Drawing Center, New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Drawing Center; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn; Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn; Mishkan Ein Harod, Israel; Petach Tikva Museum, Israel; Ulterior Gallery, NY; The CUNY Graduate Center, New York; Tel-Aviv Museum of Modern Art; The University Gallery, Tel Aviv; The Artist House in Jerusalem; Francesca Antonini Gallery in Rome; and Human Resources in Los Angeles.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2019
Rooted within my identity as an immigrant, my videos, sculptures, and drawings explore notions of loss, displacement, and communication through historical narratives and myths. Similar to psychoanalysis methods in which language is a tool used for digging into the past and analyzing the present, my work allows me to link the archaic and the modern, demonstrating repetitions in history, bringing the past into the present.”