Circa Presents Eric Benitez
Winner of the 2018 Sondheim Award
A CIRCA sponsored presentation by Erick Antonio Benitez, winner of the 2018 Sondheim Award. Benitez is a Salvadorian-American multidisciplinary artist, sound alchemist, organizer and curator. His work consists of installation, video, performance, sound, and painting to explore concepts of identity, culture, mysticism, and the natural world. He uses multimedia methods as means of investigating multi-nationality and identity, immigration, and the current state of global climate change.
Benitez will discuss his Sondheim award-winning project “Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra,” “A City of Magic Carpets,” and recent video work.
Erick Antonio Benitez received his BFA in painting and video from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is the recipient of a Ruby Artist Project Grant(2016), The Contemporary Grit Fund grant (2016) and was a finalist for the Baker Artist Award earlier this year. His work was recognized with a Walter & Janet Sondheim Award this past summer.
This event is curated by IMDA MFA Candidate Nicole Ringel.
Lunch provided, admission is free.