Sadie Benning


Sadie T. Benning (born April 11, 1973) is an American artist, who has worked primarily in video, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and sound. Benning creates experimental films and explores a variety of themes including surveillance, gender, ambiguity, transgression, play, intimacy, and identity. They became a known artist as a teenager, with their short films made with a PixelVision camera that have been described as "video diaries".

Benning was a co-founder and a former member of the American electronic rock band Le Tigre, from 1998 until 2001.

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Video artist who explores the issues of self-definition and alienation, often in an autobiographical way. She was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.

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United States


Artist, video artist

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Sadie Benning

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