Benedetta Panisson

Venice, Italy

Primarily, Venice born artist Benedetta Panisson works with photography, video installation, live performance and drawing in her varied art practice.

Importantly, part of her research is dedicated to the aesthetics of sexuality. Furthermore, almost all of her projects are the result of long period processes, her works in progress often are completely exposed. Crucially, Panisson shows all mechanisms both logical and illogical, in this way.

Most of all, she works on the union between photography and the aesthetics of sexuality, subsequently, concentrating the research on the sea as sexual metaphor.

Key facts

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  • BA in Aesthetics Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
  • MA in New Technology for the Art Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan.
  • Current PhD research at Durham University, UK (2020-ongoing, Sexual Exorbitance in Island Environments. Visual Displays of Intimacy in Human and Interspecies Sexualities)
  • International Prize for Performance (Marina Abramovic/Centrale di Fies) Istituto Veneto per Venezia Award 2014, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice (2014) and of the La Guarimba International Film Festival, Documentary Section, Amantea (2013)
  • Exhibited in solo and group shows including GetxoPhoto, Festival Internacional de Imagen, PHROOM, Basque Country, Spain (2020), Horizonte, Mar, Exceso, Exorbitancia, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Canary Islands, Spain (2019), Structure of Revenge, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens (2016), ‘Artist salons chez Ligne Roset’, Ligne Roset Westend Showroom (London, 2014); ‘Curated by Paul Smith & friends’, Paul Smith – Albemarle Street (London, 2014); ‘A process’, Neue Galerie im Homannhaus (Augsburg, 2014); ‘International Sarajevo Winter Festival’ (Sarajevo, 2013); ‘S’adapter a l’Anthropocene’, curated by UNESCO and Coalition pour l’art et le developpement durable Maison de l’UNESCO – COAL (Paris, 2013); ‘Rotation F to M’, Kolima Contemporary Culture (Milan, 2011); ‘International Prize for Performance’, curated by Marina Abramovic, Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art (Trento, 2005)