Isabella Benshimol Toro

Benshimol’s practice arises for the process of navigation into interiority. Through sculptures, installations and videos she explores places beyond the limits of language, seduced by the uncontrollability and pure materiality of the process. By exploring her intimate relation with viscerality through personal experiences, she perceives the body as a site, a faraway land or an exotic place and questions its limits and constraints, as a way to cope with the dichotomy inside-outside.
Absorbed by the awkwardness of its moments of obstruction and restraint, and the autonomic affects and effects they erupt, she considerates and re-thinks the permeability and porosity of the materiality that we are made of. A fruitful land where uncontrolled and unconscious reactions become a reflection of the possibility of an in-betweenness, where tangibility and affectivity melt together into the dampness of an animate alliance.


Contact

ibenshimolt@gmail.com
+44 7447 573 257
+34 626 803 554

@ibenshimol


Web design & Code

Jaime del Corro


Education

MFA Fine Art, 2018-20

Goldsmiths College, UL, London


BA Visual Arts (Cum Laude), 2012-16

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), Milan


Duo Exhibitions

I Know You Are Collecting a Lot of Light, 2020

with Ugo Martinez Lazaro

Estudio Beneficencia, Madrid


Exotic Embassy, 2017

with Mati Jhurry

Spazio /77, Milan


Exotic Awards, 2016

with Mati Jhurry

Studi Festival 2, Spazio /77, Milan


Exhibitions

Un gesto que permanece, 2020. 
Curated by Vera Martin. Salón, Madrid


Heterotopia, 2020
Oen gallery, Kabelvåg, Norway


Pou sou nefko peu paeis, 2020
Korai project sapace. Nicosia, Cyprus


The one that’s always there, the one that came late, the one that never arrived, the one that wasn’t invited, 2019

SB34-The Pool, Brussels, Belgium


SOLO SHOW, 2019

Curated by Casa Antillón
Casabanchel, Madrid, Spain


Interim show MFA FA Goldsmiths,

2019

Deptford studios, London, UK


Ni sí, ni no; ni blanco, ni negro, 2019
Curated by Archipiélago
Madrid, Spain


Long Live The New Flesh, 2019
The Biscuit Factory, London, UK


Baldea, 2019
Curated by Esther Merinero & Vera Martín
Calle Islas Británicas 5, Madrid, Spain


Casa Antillón, 2019
Curated by Casa Antillón
Madrid, Spain.


Archipiélago, 2018

Former British Embassy, Madrid, Spain


Mediterranea 17 Biennale - Exotic Embassy, 2017 (with Mati Jhurry)

Tirana, Albania


Como era gostoso o meu frances, 2016

Curated by Marlon de Azambuja & Maya Saravia

Espacio OTR, Madrid


Atelier Solar, 2016

Espacio Trapézio, Madrid


Avviso di Garanzia, Fuori Uso, 2016

Curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio

Pescara, Italy


Window Project, 2016

Spazio 22 Milan, Italy


Theatre of Learning, 2015

Reinterpretation of Waltz by Joan Jonas in collaboration with Mati Jhurry
Curated by Marco Scotini

NABA, Milan, Italy


Residencies

SVA, Sculpture summer residency, 2017
New York, USA.


HANGAR Centro de Investigacão Artística, 2017
Lisbon.


Affect at Agora, 2016
Conglomerate, Berlin.


Spazio /77, 2016
Milan, Italy.


Showcase Villaggio d’Artista, 2015

Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy

Upcoming

Un gesto que permanece. 18.07.20, Salón, Madrid