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Benny Nemer

About Benny Nemer

Canada. 1973.

Benny Nemer is a Montreal-born artist, diarist and researcher. His artistic work acts as a mediator for emotional encounters using materials like musical, botanicalart historical, and queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find audio guides, bells, bouquets, ceramic vases, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitters, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sex-changing flowers, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. Nemer’s work has been exhibited internationally, and is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Nemer is currently researcher in residence at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain

Benny Nemer, Arrangements, ongoing since 2019. Mixed media floral arrangements.

Benny Nemer, I Don’t Know Where Paradise Is, 2019. Exhibition view, audio guides, photographs, collages, floral arrangements.

Benny Nemer, I Don’t Know Where Paradise Is, 2020. Audio guide and mobile app.

Benny Nemer, Tunings/Accords, 2020. Performance process for dancer and botanical and non-botanical materials. Photo: Lila Neutre.

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