Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, 2012 (and Invited Alumni Faculty, 2013)
Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez (b. 1987, Bogotá) uses their art & facilitation to transform individual witness into collective action. As a queer, transnational adoptee, their work resists ways the state hijack individual & collective bodies to fulfill performances of power across imaginary borders & boundaries. Their work has been shown in the U.S. at the Queens Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, The Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, RISD Museum, and the Knockdown Center to name a few, and presented internationally in Montreal, Mexico City, Santiago de Querétaro, São Paulo, Lima, and La Paz. They are the founder and co-curator of the performance and exhibition series, Se Aculilló?, and were the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts 2017 and 2018 Merit Fellow in New Genres and Film & Video respectively.