Maria Benjamin

Maria Zeb Benjamin

Born in Scotland 1972. Now working for Grizedale Arts in Coniston, Lake District. Maria was co-director of Guestroom (www.guest-room.net), a collaborative project with Ruth Höflich (www.ruthhoeflich.net) from 2001-2009 which included publishing, filmmaking and events.

EDUCATION

  • MA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, London 2003-2005
  • Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London 2002-2003
  • BA(hons) Fine Art, London Metropolitan University 1998-2001
  • Foundation Fine Art, Leith School of Art 1997-1998

FILM WORK

  • Camera and editor on various projects for Ray Davies (www.raydavies.info) 2008 - to date
  • Editor on documentary for Marcus Coates (www.katemcgarry.com)
  • Camera for documentary by Mark Aerial Waller (www.markaerialwaller.com) Sept. 09
  • Editor on Over Exposed, series of 3 Minute Wonders, a Channel4 commission for Greenlions (www.greenlions.com) Aug. 2009
  • Editor on The Symphony Elemental, documentary film based on a symphony rehearsal commission by Andreas Kohler/Hilary Koob-Sassen (www.hilarykoobsassen.com) July 09
  • Camera on A Ritual for Elephant and Castle, music performance by Chrome Hoof and
  • Marcus Coates for NOMAD (www.nomad.org.uk) Jun 09
  • Camera on William Hunt: Saturday Night TV performance event for Camden Arts Centre (www.camdenartscentre.org) May 09
  • Camera on Giant Bum for Nathaniel Mellors (www.mattsgallery.org) Oct. '08
  • Camera and editor on Palaces of Turin, dance performance for Pablo Bronstein (www.heraldst.com) Sept. 08

SHORT FILM COMMISSIONS

  • The Librarians. Eight portrait films made by Guestroom (www.toadball.tv)
  • Reading Room. On-going series of reading performances made by Guestroom (www.toadball.tv)
  • CreamTVFields. Two thirty second films for Grizedale Arts (www.creamfields.com)
  • Baroqumentary. Documentary about the making of a dance performance for Grizedale Arts (www.toadball.tv)
  • The Making of Iron Man. Documentary about the making of filmmaker Jen Jiu's film for Grizedale Arts (www.toadball.tv)
  • Gelatine from a performance by Gelatine for NOMAD (www.nomad.org.uk)

PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005