Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

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Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is a Montreal-born artist and diarist based in Edinburgh. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, art historical and Queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, ceramic vases, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sex-changing flowers, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. Nemerofsky’s work has been exhibited internationally, and is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

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Image titles in order of appearance:

1) installation view of Nightbird  |  2013  |  audio, megaphone, silver-leaf, vinyl

2) (Slideshow) documentation of Regards | 2018  |  participatory score for the RoSa Library of Feminism and Gender Studies, Brussels  |  photo Bastien Po

3) (Slideshow) documentation of Interludes  |  2016  |  encounter for the audioguide of Thielska Galliert, Stockholm

4) installation view of Legacy  |  2010  |  looping video for unique screen  | photo Jason Cawood

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View more of Benny’s work here.

Zoe Rayn Evans