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Francisca Benítez

  • Francisca Benítez has studied the connection between language, space, and politics using various media throughout her career, including drawing, photography, video, and performance. Benítez began her career as an architect, but she has recently concentrated her creative practice on deaf culture and sign language, driven in part by her father's early experience as a deaf child and the problems that deaf communities face in gaining access to their languages. Benítez has used sign language as a visual method of communication, gesture, and performance in several collaborative projects, driven by her desire to create encounters between deaf and hearing communities in art venues. Benítez received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Universidad de Chile in 1998 and master's degree in fine arts from Hunter College-CUNY in 2007.

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Francisca Benítez has studied the connection between language, space, and politics using various media throughout her career, including drawing, photography, video, and performance. Benítez began her career as an architect, but she has recently concentrated her creative practice on deaf culture and sign language, driven in part by her father’s early experience as a deaf child and the problems that deaf communities face in gaining access to their languages. Benítez has used sign language as a visual method of communication, gesture, and performance in several collaborative projects, driven by her desire to create encounters between deaf and hearing communities in art venues. Benítez received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Universidad de Chile in 1998 and master’s degree in fine arts from Hunter College-CUNY in 2007.