Benjamin SebastianCo-founding Co-director & studio artist
NB/GNC: Mourning Call, for New Queers on the Block. Quarterhouse, Folkestone. Photographed by Manuel Vason. 2019.
“[Benjamin's] practice might be imagined as a constellation of mirrors; reflecting aspects of the body, time & space they inhabit, or...”
Benjamin Sebastian (b. Cairns*, Queensland, Australia 1980) is a trans-disciplinary artist-curator based in London, whose practice spans curating, installation, writing, image making, sculpture, moving image, new media and performance.
They received their BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st Class) from the University of Lincoln (UK). Continued research interests include; Artificial Intelligence, Occult Practices, Queer Ecologies, Decolonialism, Transhumanism and Contemporary Performance & Visual Art.
Their practice might be imagined as a constellation of mirrors; reflecting aspects of the body, time & space they inhabit - or - as world-making experiments; manifested through processes of bricolage and queerness - navigated by emotive, erotic and esoteric methodologies. Sebastian understands their artistic work as an anarcho-queer technology in the aid of queer, decolonial & transhumanist endeavour - driven by their neuro-divergent and non-binary embodiment.
They are a frequent collaborator of entities, individuals and institutions - as well as a founding director of both ]performance s p a c e [ and VSSL Studio. Sebastian and their affiliated projects are regularly funded by Arts Council England, as well as various other charities and local authorities - with their artworks held in public and private collections. For sales, commissions, queries and invitations please contact the artist directly.
*The Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and the Yirrganydji peoples are the traditional custodians of Cairns and surrounding district. Gimuy is the traditional place name for the area Cairns City now occupies. Sebastian wishes to pay respect to the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all Indigenous Australians.