Born in Santarém, Portugal in 1981. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Marisa Benjamim’s practice has been built upon a complex set of relationships between nature, nutrition, and the meticulous documentation of ingredients, processes and movement. Through this she focuses on the ubiquity of flowers and herbs as images and symbols in human societies throughout history. There is a further interrogation as well; our relationship to plants, our need to have them around us, how they have come to be a representation of ‘nature’ in our own manufactured environments. Benjamim is currently enrolled in a Master degree Art in Context in the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin (UDK) Supported by a grant from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal). She holds a Bachelor in Sculpture and a Master in Visual Art from ESAD, Academy of Fine Arts in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Recent and current exhibition projects include Everything Was Until It Was No More, Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Latvia, endangered plants and Plant Cure at Haber Space in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine, New York (2017), Floristaurant in the market, Boqueria – Food Cultura, Barcelona and Benjamim´s Kitchen, Gallery Wedding, Berlin (2016).