Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Juried Artists: Simon Benjamin

Simon Benjamin was a first-time exhibitor in the recently closed Jamaica Biennial, 2017 edition. Here is a short feature on his work.

Simon Benjamin was born in 1979, in St Andrew, Jamaica. He holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His exhibitions include the Negotiated Realities group show at Columbia University, New York and FORUM at NLS in Kingston, both in 2016. A photographer and mixed media artist, his current preoccupation is with the phenomenon of urban beaches, which he has explored in the Jamaican context by documenting the Forum hotel complex in Portmore. He was recently nominated for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in Washington DC, USA. Simon Benjamin is currently based in New York City.

Website: www.simonbenjamin.com

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