ABOUT

Sculptor, shape shifter, and performance artist.

I glorify the mundane, the subtle, and the discreet and shed light on a side of our daily life that often remains unseen.

My name is Manuela Benaim. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1996.

My work invites viewers to engage with a stranger's body by using their intuition as a tool to interpret hidden metaphors.

Each piece unravels unspoken truisms of the majesty and mystery of inhabiting a human body.

Transitory passengers, fleshy avatars of the human experience.

The universal impermanence of the body.

EXHIBITIONS

2022

2021
group show, Daesan Art Museum 

2020

STOCK, GBG Arts, group

show RETURNING, Frankfurt LAB, Germany.

RETURNING, Vitlycke, Center for performing Arts, Sweden. Duo Collaboration with dancer Nitsan Margaliot.

SURGE wearable art, Solmssen Court,

2019 - Philadelphia

Show Of Hands, Solmssen Court

Domestic Landscape, Craft Now

The Philadelphia Furniture Show, The 23rd Street Armory,

Artificial Nature, The Kimmel Center


Art Unleashed, The University of the Arts

BRICK BY BRICK, Off The Wall Gallery

Collaborative Natural Dye Project, Hamilton Hall,

2018

The Philadelphia Furniture Show, The 23rd Street Armory,

Next Generation Crafts, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts,

back to Nature, The Kimmel Center,  

2017

Chiaroscuro, Solmssen Court, Philadelphia,

First Look, Gallery One. The University of the Arts,

2016

Summer show, Gallery One. The University of the Arts

AWARDS

Outstanding Student Award, The University Of The Arts

Rosalie Borowsky Belkin Award in Fiber.

Outstanding Student Award, Surface Design Association
2019


2019


2019

Florence Whistler Fish, Honorary mention.
2018
University of the Arts: Crafts and Material Studies Award
2018
William Daley Fellow Award, Haystack school of Crafts
2017
Surface Design Association Membership Award.

Reconocimiento al Talento de las Artes. Centro de Artes Integradas
2016


2014