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The Cynthia Corbett Gallery at VOLTA New York from 3rd March

AWAD’s The Cynthia Corbett Gallery presents video work by Christina Benz at Volta New York. Contact for more information.

About Christina Benz

Christina Benz was born 1972 in Zurich, Switzerland. Her works are visual statements that engage with the nature of today’s society. Benz deals with the expectations – of the viewer as well as the protagonist – embedded in the actions of her characters. Many of the protagonists are constrained in prolonged repetitive situations, however undeterred they continually strive to change their situation. Benz purposely creates short works to meet the time and consumption constraints of today’s society however the audience is compelled to repeatedly view the repeated actions. This notion is disturbing in itself as not only is the protagonist trapped but so is the viewer. Much of Benz’s works purvey such minimal scenarios with dark, humorous undertones.

Christina Benz studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London from 2001-2004 and a Masters degree in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) from 2008-2010. Benz’s work has been selected for solo positions at several international art fairs including ARCO and Artissima presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. In 2005, her piece ‘numbered’ was nominated for the illy prize Present Future, Turin. Her video installations have been ex hibited in galleries in Zurich, London, Barcelona and Brussels and are currently featured at the Centre for International Light Art in Unna. Collections include Fundación Centro Ordóñez/Falcón de Fotografía of San Sebastian, Okolje Consulting d.o.o, Celje, Slovenia and WMG Limited, Photography Foundation, London. Christina Benz lives and works in Zurich.

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