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Biography

Sadie Benning has been known for their experimental videos, which they began making as a teenager on a Fischer-Price Pixelvision toy camera. At 19, Benning made a splash at the 1993 Whitney Biennial with a series of poignant yet knowing DIY videos. By 2007, when Benning had their first solo exhibition in New York, they had added small abstract paintings to their repertory. ​

Over the last three decades, Sadie Benning has made work that ranges from lo-fi, experimental videos exploring queer sexuality and identity to large, wall-mounted works that suggest a constant slippage between abstraction and representation, sound and image, sculpture and painting, motion and stillness, colour and its absence. The diversity of Sadie’s practice reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in ambiguity and in-between-ness.​