JESUS BENAVENTE

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EDUCATION

Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University MFA 2013

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 2012

University of Texas at Austin BFA & BA Studio Art 2010

SELECTED solo projects

2015

The Fool, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Art-In-Buildings West 10th Window, New York, NY

2009

Easter Huevos, CoLab Space, Austin, TX 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Se Vende: Gran Columbia, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

Forward Union 2018, Red Bull Arts NY, New York, NY

Light Year, Sine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Air, Beverly’s, New York, NY

Ground Shift, Upstate, NY

Vector no 8, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

Acre Projects, Chicago, IL

Aqui, Tiene Un Tallboy, 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

I’m Not Dancing, I’m Struggling to Survive, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2017

TCC Presents: Time/Gaze, The Culture Club, Brooklyn, NY

New Latin Wave, Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY

Forward Union 2017, New York, NY

Spring 2017 Residency Exhibition, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2016

Forward Union Fair, 714 Broadway, New York, NY

Queens International 2016, Queens Museum, Queens, NY


A Body Has No Center, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA 

Bodies, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME


Waves, 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

2015


SPRING BREAK ART SHOW, New York, NY
 

RESPOND!, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY


2014




Light Into Night, Art OMI, Ghent, NY



Well Played, LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA




I Try and I Try and I Try, Find and Form Space, Boston, MA
 

2013





Performa: After Hours, Home Sweet Home/ Fig 13, New York, NY
 

Ora Serrata, Chashama, New York, NY




Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Brooklyn, NY




Between The Clouds, Shin Museum of Art, South Korea




VOX IX, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA




Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Kingston, NY




Do It (Outside), Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY  

\_(ツ)_/ ̄ , White Box, New York, NY




OUR SHOW, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ 



Interstice, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY




2012





SkowheganPERFORMS, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens,
NY 

Welcome Back Show, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ 
 

Rear View Mirror, Space B, New York, NY



2011





99% Wizards of Change, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ 

Soapbox: Performance Art Series, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC 

New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX 

MIXMASTERS: This is who we are, One9zero6, San Antonio, TX 

Fusebox Festival 2011, Austin, TX 



2010





YLA15, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX





Five x Seven, Arthouse, Austin, TX





Stations, Pump Project Art Complex, Austin, TX





Texas Crude, Co-Lab, Austin, TX





Camp Shame, Moose Lodge, Austin, TX




Ideas Of Mountains, Creative Research Lab, Austin TX 

 

COMMISSIONED WORKS 

2017

ART OMI Theatre Benefit

2015

Wave Hill Family Art Project, Bronx, NY


2013

Skowhegan Awards Gala, 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY



2009





ViVa La Vida Fest, Installation for the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX 

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2017

ACRE

NARS Foundation

2016

Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant

2014




Art Omi




2012




Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 

 

SELECTED PRESS 

2016

Seph Rodney, “Art Workers Organize a Fair for Political Action”, Hyperallergic.com

http://hyperallergic.com/345090/art-workers-organize-a-fair-for-political-action/

2014

Catherine Wagley, “5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, From 
Lunch Specials to Howling Like Wolves”, Laweekly.com http://www.laweekly.com/arts/5-artsy-things-to-do-in-la-this-week-from-lunch-specials-to-howling-like-wolves-4564029

2012

Hrag Vartanian, “Click on My Face, It’s Art”, Hyperallergic.com 

http://hyperallergic.com/49497/jesus-benavente-oh-hey-whats-going- on/

C
arolina A. Miranda, “This Week: Must-See Arts in the City”, Gallerina at WNYC http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/gallerina/2012/mar/07/datebook-march-7/

2011


PBS Austin, “Jesus Benavente & Jennifer Remenchik || Arts In Context”, KLRU- TV https://vimeo.com/22950009