LIVIA CORONA BENJAMIN
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The work of Livia Corona Benjamin explores the sociopolitical implications of geography and architecture. Her documentary photogaphy, experimental photography, texts, and sculpture comment on how these affect and modify human relations.
Livia Corona Benjamin received a BFA from The Art Center in Pasadena, California, is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and a current recipient of an SNCA Endowment for the Arts, granted by Mexico’s Commission of Arts and Culture, as well as a 2013 Prix Pictet Nominee. Her works have been exhibited worldwide including Pinakothek der Moderne, Münich; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Bronx Museum of The Arts, New York; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Fundación Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Københavns Museum, Denmark; and in an upcoming 2017 exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, titled, Home - So Different, So Appealing, curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Chon A. Noriega, and Mari Carmen Ramírez. Her photographs are in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and William Benton Museum of Art, the Berezdivin Collection and other private collections. She is the author of two monographs, Enanitos Toreros, 2008; and Of People and Houses, 2009, and is preparing a third book on her acclaimed Two Million Homes for Mexico series. She lives between New York and Mexico City.
Livia Corona BenjaminAnother Shitty Day in Paradisee, 2015
11 1/2 x 14 x 1 1/2 Inches
silver on velvet, plastic finger, acrylic polish, ribbon
Livia Corona BenjaminEnglish as a Second Language (Legend), 2015
89 x 66 x 6 Inches
tackle twill letters, bear skin rug, basketball