Helen Benigson


Benigson (Princess Belsize Dollar) is an artist and rapper. She creates immersive video and sound environments which become sets for choreographed performances in collaboration with female performers and volunteers. Often using her own body and persona within her videos and performances, as well as casting actors and dancers acting as stand-in “Helens”, Benigson creates carnival-like chaotic screen environments. Taking into account the process of flattening and compression within online video sharing, Benigson imagines her persona collages to eventually act as screens or skins.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Stressful, Anxious, Insomnia Fat at Carroll/Fletcher, London; Performa.13 After Hours, New York and Breathe Harder at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Recent group exhibitions include: Ericka Beckman: Image Games, Tate Modern; Videonale.14 at the Kunst Museum, Bonn and The House in the Sky at Concrete, Hayward Gallery. She holds a BA and MA from Slade School of Fine Art, London and is a PhD Candidate at Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.