Helen Benigson

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Helen Benigson is a video and performance artist who has exhibited extensively and internationally. She recently co-founded the Ruskin Centre for performance at Oxford University and is currently completing her PhD in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University on the relationship between the Internet and the (m)other. Her work has been shown at the Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, Frieze Art Fair, Kunst Museum Bonn, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town and Performa, New York. Her work is held in numerous worldwide collections including the Hammer Museum Los Angeles and the Zabludowicz Collection London and New York.

Often collaborating with an all-female cast of volunteers and participants: amateur and professional weightlifters, spray tan beauticians, dancers, ‘tequila-girls’, strippers, midwives, sound engineers and translators, Benigson’s video installations and performances provoke carnivalesque, hysterical, pulsating spaces, referencing contemporary rituals and what it means to share and operate online and in virtual worlds.
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