Keren Benbenisty (b.1977, Herzeliya, Israel) uses drawing, video, and installation to create “contemporary relics” that straddle the contradiction between the contemporary and the archaic. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2004. After receiving the Collin LeFranc fellowship in 2003, Benbenisty attended the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. In 2009, she was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and in 2011 she participated in the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. Benbenisty has received funding from the Wallace Reader’s Digest Endowment, the Ostrovsky Family Foundation, ARTIS - Contemporary Israeli Art fund, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York. Benbenisty’s work has been shown in several group exhibitions in Europe, and in two solo shows at the La B.A.N.K. Gallery [SK1] in Paris in 2009 and 2011. Her work has been recently shown at the Gym Gallery in Seoul, Korea. Benbenisty is currently living and working in New York and Tel Aviv.