Benjamin Seror


Benjamin Seror is a French performance artist currently based in Brussels. Speech is his principal artistic subject and tool, and he often narrates long improvised stories inspired by the phantoms of literature, art history, and everyday adventures.

His stories can lead the audience far into the heart of the Inferno or to dancing all night long to the delicate sound of the Perfect Kiss by New Order. Benjamin is also a musician and his narratives include emotive songs that play with the affective modes of language.

Benjamin recently received his artistic research doctorate His first novel, Mime Radio (2015) was published by <o>future<o> and Sternberg Press.

Recent performances include 221A (Vancouver), Playground Festival (Leuven), La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Kunstverein (Amsterdam), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), ICA (Philadelphia),Witte De With (Rotterdam), Le Plateau - Frac île de France (Paris), Bétonsalon (Paris),aux Laboratoires (Aubervilliers), and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

In 2016 Benjamin received his PhD from in Lyons, France.

He participated to the collectives exhibitions: Alfred Jarry Archipelago, Curated by Keren Detton & Julie Pellegrin (Le Quartier, Quimper), L'interprète, curated by Xavier Franceschi (le Plateau Frac île-de-France), Susan Vérité, des Méthodes, curated by Elfi Turpin (Crac Alsace, Altkirsch), LA Existential, curated by Marie de Brugerolles (LACE, Los Angeles) The Ever Changing Meaning, curated by François Aubart (Walter Phillips Gallery,Banff), Mindaugas, 11th Baltic Trienniale curated by Defne Ayas & Benjamin Cook with Ieva Misevičiūtė and Michael Portnoy (Vilnius), A terrible beauty is born, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn (Lyon biennale, 2011), Repetition Island (Centre George Pompidou), and The Clifford Irving Show, Objectif Exhibition (Antwerp), both curated by Raimundas Malasauskas, and Basket not basket, curated by Elfi Turpin, Jousse Entreprise (Paris).