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Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

About Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Canada. 1973.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is a Montreal-born artist, diarist and researcher. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, art 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, glitter, 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. Nemerofsky’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.

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Selected artworks

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, The Five Ages, 2017, Flower arranging performance, ceramic vase, audio tour. Photo : Alex Giegold

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Nightbird, 2013/2016, Installation for sound, megaphone, silver leaf, adhesive vinyl.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Interludes, 2016, Seven short sound pieces for the audio guide of Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm.

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