• Jo BENINK, the Netherlands

Jo BENINK, the Netherlands

Jo Benink (Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 1974) received her BFA in 2009 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, department of Fine Arts. In performances and photography she theatrically employs her own body to pose existential questions about religion, consumption, beauty and identity. Central to most of her work is a representation of the (western) woman in relation to subjects such as sensuality, faith, violence, power and commerce. The aim of the work is to examine and expose principles and emotions that lay hidden within the social themes from which Western society derives its identity.

 

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Jo Benink. the Netherlands. Mercedes Benz. Amsterdam 2010.