Lily Benson is an American filmmaker, curator, & visual artist. Her work examines feminist history and reconstructs it into new narrative forms.

CONTACT: 

lily@lilybenson.com

instagram.com/lillahund

 

Education
MFA, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2015
New Stratas. Makeriet Gallery. Malmö, Sweden
Because Particles. KHM Gallery. Malmö, Sweden
2014
The Unnamed Feeling. Trailer Gallery. Umeå, Sweden
2013
This is the True North – with Jorun Jonasson.
Inter Arts Center. Malmö, Sweden

Residencies
2016
Room and Board. Brooklyn, NY
2015
Fabrikken for Konst og Design. Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 
The Substation. CAVES Gallery. Melbourne, Austraila
Public Access Labyrinth & Everyday Labyrinths. Vox Populi. Philadelphia, PA

2016
Father Figures are Hard to Find. Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst. Berlin, Germany
Artoteket. Skåneskonstförening. Malmö, Sweden
Video Shop. Kunstraum at NADA Art Fair. New York, NY

2015
The Unknown Signal. Loriza Gallery. Berlin, Germany
Artoteket. Mölnlycke Library. Mölnlycke, Sweden
Kenosis. Halmlageret Carlsberg. Copenhagen, Denmark
The Hot Show. Nicolai Wallner Gallery. Copenhagen, Denmark
We Will Push the Ship Ashore and Let it Drift Towards the Darkest of Oceans. Malmö Art Museum. Malmö, Sweden
Performing Animals. IFP NY Media Center. New York, NY
2014
As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of “Post.”
Curated by Claire Barliant. Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. NYC

2013
Between Who? Curated by Shelly Silver. The Public School. NYC

2012
100 Feminist Drawings. Curated by Ulrike Müller.
The Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY

Film Screenings
2017
Transmission Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland

2016
Husets Biblioteket. Copenhagen, Denmark
Vox Populi. Philadelphia, PA
Ecstatic Feminism at Astrid Noacks Atelier. Copenhagen, Denmark
Room and Board, Brooklyn, NYC

2015
CPH: DOX Film Festival. Copenhagen, Denmark
Spektrum. Berlin, Germany
Pink Life Queer Film Festival. Ankara & Istanbul, Turkey

2014
Athens Avant Garde Film Festival. Athens, Greece
International Film Festival Rotterdam. Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Louisiana Museum. Humlebæk, Denmark
New Horizons International Film Festival. Wroclaw, Poland
Asterisco LGBTIQ Festival. Buenos Aires, Argentina
SVEND. Svendborg, Denmark
Indie Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal
Folkets Bio. Umeå, Sweden
Skåneskonstförening. Malmö, Sweden

2013
CPH: DOX Film Festival. New: Visions. Copenhagen, Denmark
Roulette. Brooklyn, NY
{TEMP}. New York, NY

Selected Performances
2016
Fizzy Water. Städelschule. Frankfurt, Germany
2015
Lilla Hund as Commodity. Grand presented by Hymn. Malmö, Sweden
2014
Am: boy. Directed by Frances Scholz
A Feminist History of the Paper Bag. Stockholm Music & Arts Festival, Produced by Tensta Konsthall & LTTR

2013
Lilla Hund. Freight & Volume. New York, NY
Stockholm Music and Arts Festival. Stockholm, Sweden
Cross. Album Release: It’s Curtains. Trans Pecos. Brooklyn, NY
Cross. Public Assembly. Brooklyn, NY

2012
Koreografi Nite IV. Trade School. New York, NY
Linda Montano and the 7 Glandettes. JACK. Brooklyn, NY (Cast)
Cross. King Georg. Cologne, Germany

Teaching
2016-17
Adjunct Professor at CUNY College of Staten Island
2016
Euromedia Professional Development
2012-13
Animate Your World. The School at Columbia University

Awards
Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund
NYSCA Electronic Media & Film Finishing Funds Award
Lund University Global Scholarship
Hans B. and Thordis W. Burckhardt Foundation Prize

Curatorial Work
2015
Video Curator for Spektrum Berlin

Fashion
2011-13
Director of Custom Products & Collaborations at BAGGU

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