Christopher Benton (b. 1988, USA) is a UAE-based artist working across sculpture, photography, and film. He works closely with communities and inside neighbourhoods to instigate collaboration and share stories of power, labour, and hope. Benton’s practice explores how the working class uses culture and innovation to stage resistance to postcolonial and neoliberal forces. Past work has been presented at Dubai Design Week, the Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, and Jameel Arts Centre. His art has been featured on the BBC and in outlets like Dezeen, Vogue Arabia, and Vice.
He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, through the generous support of the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.
Christopher Benton is a recipient of the Cultural Foundation Art Residency 2021.Read More Read Less