Join us for a special event with visual artist Siona Benjamin! The first segment will be an artist PPT presentation of work with a screening of a video collaboration where dancers assume the roles of characters in Benjamin’s work. The blue dancers perform an original dance based on the shared experiences of these self-described hybrid/transcultural artists. We end with a Q and A. In conversation with BRM host David Freeman.
Siona Benjamin is a painter from Mumbai, now living in the U.S. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in the primarily Hindu and Muslim India. She has an MFA in painting and a second MFA in Theater set design. She has exhibited her work in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Siona does private and public art commissions, while also selling and exhibiting in galleries and museums. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2011 to India and a second Fulbright in 2017 to Israel.
Her work has been featured in: The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, The Jewish Week, The Boston Globe, Art New England, Art and Antiques, ArtNews, The Times of India, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel and several others.
A documentary on her work is now available on Amazon.com. Title: Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin