Helen Benigson is a video and performance artist who is concerned with the presentation and construction of the body within online and libidinal, maternal space and the metaphorics of space and place associated with the Internet’s interface hardware and software.
She contributed to the Stuart Hall Library’s Research Network programme, ‘Duties of Self-Care’ (2019). She gave a performative presentation on her research project ‘Tongue-Tie’ which explores research on the economies of mothers, bodies and pain, online and in real life with particular reference to breastfeeding trauma, tongue-tie, public breastfeeding and mastitis.
Her works have been shown in a number of institutions including The Showroom, London (2016), The Serpentine Gallery (2015), Zabludowicz Collection, London (2015), Site Gallery, Sheffield (2014), Tenderpixel Gallery, London (2014), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire (2014), Performa 13, New York (2013), Tate Modern (2013), Frieze Art Fair London, (2013) amongst others.
She is the co-founder of the Ruskin Centre for Performance at Oxford University and is near completion of her PhD in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University on the subject of body, technology and the maternal. She obtained her BA (Hons) Fine Art (2009), MA Fine Art, (2011) from the Slade School of Fine Art.
She lives and works in London.