Artist: Will Benedict
Exhibition title: The Social Democrat
Venue: Giò Marconi, Milan, Italy
Date: February 17 – March 24, 2017
Photography: Filippo Armellin, images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Giò Marconi, Milan
Artists: Simon Denny, Keith J Varadi, Fabio Santacroce, Adriana Ramic, Will Benedict, Benjamin Hirte, Dan Arps, Conor O’Shea
Exhibition title: 2024
Venue: Sydney (offsite), Sydney, Australia
Date: September 16, 2016
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Sydney
Artists: Wolf Eyes with Will Benedict, Michele Di Menna, Olivia Erlanger, Puppies Puppies, Chloe Seibert, Alivia Zivich Exhibition title: Rage Farmer Rage Profiteer Organized by: Alivia Zivich Venue: Beautiful, Chicago, US Date: June 17 – August 31, 2016 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Beautiful Wolf Eyes with Will Benedict, I Am a Problem, 2016 Single channel video, 7:16 Alivia Zivich, Pac Sun, 2016 Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. Olivia Erlanger, For Carol ine Compson (Medium Rare), 2015 Hat, rod, 18 x 10 in. Chloe Seibert, Door, 2016 Vinyl, rubber, enamel paint, 96 x 36 in. Alivia Zivich, Aeropostal, 2016 Oil on canvas, 40 x […]
Artists: Puppies Puppies with Ken Kagami, D’Ette Nogle and Will Benedict Venue: Balice Hertling, Paris, France Date: July 7 – August 6, 2016 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Balice Hertling I wrote a text for this exhibition on a plane from Los Angeles to Vienna. It took hours to write, but even before I was finished getting it all down I knew it wouldn’t be published. There is a way of reading this configuration of works that is too bleak and too distorted to be attached to them, even with a voice as unofficial and compromised as mine. I wrote about the torture of cows, […]
Artists: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Claudia Gordillo, Jacopo Miliani, Judy Radul, Matti Braun, Patricia Belli, Raúl Quintanilla, Puppies Puppies, Sam Lipp, Will Benedict, Luis Miguel Bendaña, ÅYR, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Lin May Saeed, Lucie Stahl, Carlos Reyes, Donna Huanca, Kaoru Arima Curated by: Oliver Martinez Kandt and Queer Thoughts Venue: X Bienal de Nicaragua, Palacio Nacional de Cultura, Managua, Nicaragua Date: February 11 – May 14, 2016 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and X Bienal de Nicaragua The X Nicaragua Biennial Fundación Ortiz Gurdian was inaugurated in the cities of Managua, Leon and Bluefields commemorating its 10th edition with the homage to the Caribbean painter June Beer (1935-1986). The […]
Artist: Will Benedict Exhibition title: Bad Weather Venue: Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, US Date: September 13 – October 17, 2015 Photography: images copyright courtesy of the artist and Overduin & Co., Los Angeles Overduin and Co. is pleased to present “Bad Weather,” a solo exhibition by Will Benedict. This is the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery and elaborates on a recent public art project, also titled “Bad Weather,” which consists of 240 posters commissioned for the 2015 Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. In 1997, integrative biologist Tyrone Hayes was hired by Syngenta, the world’s largest manufacturer of atrazine, to study the biotechnology company’s then-nascent herbicide. When Hayes discovered that […]
Dates: 5-8 February, 2015
Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City
The second edition of Mexico City’s Material Art Fair presented a selective group of 40 galleries and artist-run project spaces — from 10 countries and over 20 cities — chosen by the fair’s 2015 selection committee, which was comprised of John Riepenhoff, artist and co-owner of Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Beatriz López, Co-Director of Instituto de Visión, Bogota; Chris Sharp, curator and co-founder of Lulu, Mexico City; and Gerardo Contreras, curator and director of Preteen Gallery.
The fair’s 2015 public program featured an engaging series of daily conversations organized by the New York City-based online publication, Triple Canopy, under the title “How Far is Near.” These included, “In Search of a Model for Life” with Felipe Ehrenberg, Waysatta Fernández, Juan Caloca, and Sofia Olascoaga; “Universal Methods of Design” with Maru Calva, José León Cerrillo, and Prem Krishnamurthy; and “How to Demand the Impossible” with John Gibler, Gabriela Jauregui, and Isaac Torres.
Anna Gritz, associate curator at South London Gallery, curated the fair’s video program, “Sand in the Vaseline,” which featured three individual programs for artists Adriana Lara, Sophia Al-Maria, and Stuart Middleton.
Mexico City-based Distrito Editorial created the fair’s bookstore, presenting an impeccable selection of artist books, books about art, and small, limited-edition works mostly by Mexican artists.
Finally, beneath the stage at the Auditorio Blackberry was the Material Exhibitors Club: an ambitious group exhibition, performance space, and pop-up mezcal bar organized by the Lower East Side art bar, Beverly’s, with complimentary mezcal provided by Gracias a Dios.
2015 Exhibitor List:
321 Gallery, Brooklyn / Adams and Ollman, Portland / American Medium, Brooklyn / Aran Cravey, Los Angeles / Beverly’s, New York City / CARNE GALLERY, Bogotá / Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago / Casa Imelda, Mexico City / Clifton Benevento, New York City / COOPER COLE, Toronto / David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis / East Hampton Shed, East Hampton / Et al., San Francisco / Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland / François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles / Grand Century, New York City / Green Gallery, Milwaukee / helper, Brooklyn / Instituto de Visión, Bogotá / Kunstverein Toronto, Toronto / Levy.Delval, Brussels / lodos, Mexico City / LOYAL, Stockholm / Lulu, México, D.F. / LVL3, Chicago / Mary Mary, Glasgow / Michael Jon Gallery, Miami+Detroit / Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto / New Galerie, Paris / Night Gallery, Los Angeles / P!, New York / Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca / Queer Thoughts, Nueva York / Regina Rex, Nueva York / Roberto Paradise, San Juan / Rolando Anselmi, Berlin / Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago / Smart Objects, Los Ángeles / What Pipeline, Detroit / The White Lodge, Córdoba / Yautepec, Mexico City