Livia Corona Benjamin
The work of Livia Corona Benjamin (b. Mexico 1975), explores the social and political implications of geography and architecture. Her photographs and texts comment on how these affect and modify human relations. She received a BFA from The Art Center in Pasadena, CA, is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and a current recipient of an SNCA Endowment for the Arts, granted by Mexico's Commissions of Arts and Culture, as well as a 2013 Pictet Prix Nominee. Her works have been exhibited world wide including Pinakothek der Moderne, Münich; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Bronx Museum of The Arts, New York; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City;, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Ballroom, Marfa, Texas; Fundación Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Museum of Copenhagen, Denmark; and in an upcoming 2017 exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, titled, Home - So Different, So Appealing, curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Chon Noriega, and Mari Carmen Ramirez.
Her photographs are in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and The William Benton Museum of Art, The Berezdivin Collection and other private collections. She is the author of two monographs, Enanitos Toreros, 2008; and Of People and Houses, 2009, and is preparing a third book on her acclaimed Two Million Homes for Mexico Series. Corona Benjamin grew up in Ensenada, Baja California. She lives between New York, Ensenada, Baja California and Mexico City.