Mario Benjamin was born in Port au Prince, Haiti in 1964 and is a self-taught artist. Benjamin began exhibiting in 1982, and has since shown his work internationally.
“Mario Benjamin is a stubborn and complex character. He was born in a country where his experience of the absurd forced him into conflict with madness and he was obliged to recreate himself. He fashioned himself alone, far from a world in which he was unable to decently recognize himself.” Simon Njami, Curator
16 February – 10 March 2007
mario benjamin, untitled 1, mixed media on canvas, 75x121cm, 2007