Parsons

  • Profile:

    Lindsay Benedict presents us with fragments and gestures that examine and question social relations. In her work, affect and raw emotion are often deployed to disrupt and destabilize any simple reading of human attachments. Self-enquiry and self-presentation is central to her practice, throwing light on the cultural coding and constructedness of our identities. By using her body to work through issues of race, culture, religion and gender, Benedict sets out a unique set of DIY parameters to explore. Her work has been shown in the United States, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, and Croatia at such venues as Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Danspace, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Le Confort Moderne, Centrale Fies, Antonio Ratti Foundation, The Knockdown Center, Dixon Place, The Tank, Movement Research, PARMER, PS 122, Le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely, Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma, Emergency Biennial, Detroit Museum of New Art (MONA), New Langton Arts, and she has works in the Art History & Classics library at the University of California, Berkeley. Benedict received a BA from Williams College, an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and was a recent studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program.

    links:
    Interview with Yale Radio: http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/lindsay-benedict/ 
    Interview with Will Rawls on Critical Correspondence: http://old.movementresearch.org/criticalcorrespondence/blog/?p=3703
    Review of Solo Exhibition "Dirty Domestic" on Daily Serving: http://dailyserving.com/2013/12/lindsay-benedict-dirty-domestic-at-martina-johnston-gallery/
    Audio Documents "Lectures with Lindsay" Berkeley's Arts, Technology, Culture forum: http://atc.berkeley.edu/lectures/audio.htm

    Degrees Held:

    European School of Visual Arts, FRANCE -- Post-Diplôme

    University of California, Berkeley, CA -- Master of Fine Arts
    Williams College, MA -- Bachelor of Arts in Art and Biology

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