Opening Saturday, August 20th, from 7PM - 10PM
Video! Video! Video Festival is proud to present Francisca Benitez who will be screening her work and giving an artist talk.
(b.1974) is an artist born and raised in Chile, living and working in New York since 1998.
Recent solo exhibitions include Oro Dulce at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, New York (2014) and Canto Visual at Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile (2013). Notable group exhibitions include Mapping Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Historical Society and BRIC House (2015); Efemérides at the Museo Histórico Nacional, Santiago, Chile (2014); Thinking and Speaking at Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (2013); Desire Lines / Líneas del Deseo at Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona, Spain (2012) and The Street Files at El Museo del Barrio, New York (2011).
Her work has been featured in major international exhibitions including the XII Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2015); the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal (2013) the Beijing Biennale, China (2009); and the LA Frewaves 10th biennial of film, video and new media, Los Angeles (2006). Francisca graduated as an architect from the Universidad de Chile in 1998 and later as a Master in Fine Arts from Hunter College CUNY in 2006. She has received awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lambent Fellowship of the Tides Foundation and Fondart Chile, among others.
Her most recent performances in New York were Alternate Path, at Storefront for Art and Architecture at Pier 57 (2013); Soliloquy in signs, at Pier 54 (2014); and As you lean on me and I lean on you, we move forward, at the High Line (2015). http://franciscabenitez.org/