Livia Corona Benjamin
Livia Corona Benjamin lives and works between New York, Mexico City and Ensenada, Baja California.
Corona’s overall work centers on the diminution of the human experience by the manmade. Her recent projects focus on the artisanal, as it simulates the branded and hyper industrialized. Her multi-genre practice combines late Modernist formalism to the concerns of the subaltern, the developing world and new technologies.
Corona is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a twice honored recipient of an SNCA Endowment for the Arts, granted by Mexico’s Commission of Arts and Culture. Her works have been exhibited worldwide including LACMA, Los Angeles; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Bronx Museum of The Arts, New York; Pinakothek der Moderne, Münich; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Fundación Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Københavns Museum, Denmark; the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA 2017 exhibition titled, Home – So Different, So Appealing, and the forthcoming exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, at the Whitney Museum of American Arts, curated by Marcela Guerrero and Alana Hernandez.
Her photographs are in the collections of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, the Portland Museum of Art, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the William Benton Museum of Art, the Berezdivin Collection and other private collections. She is the author of two monographs, Enanitos Toreros, 2008, and Of People and Houses, 2009, and is preparing a third book on her acclaimed series Two Million Homes for Mexico.