Benjamin Naishtat



Benjamin Naishtat was born 1986 in Buenos Aires where he currently lives and works. He completed his studies at the Universidad del Cine in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, he was resident artist at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains in northern France. He has directed the shortfilms Estamos Bien (35mm, 2008), awarded the Historias Breves prize, and El Juego (S16mm, 2010), which opened at Cannes Cinéfondation and went on to Rotterdam, Indie Lisboa, Amiens, among many others. Best Short award at BAFICI 2011. In 2011 Le Fresnoy - Studio National financed his video-installation Historia del Mal, a loop projection of fake footage from Patagonia’s desert conquest. So far it has been shown in the artshows D’une génération à l’autre - Maison de l’Argentine (Paris), Saison vidéo (Lille) and Video-Salon 5 (Sarajevo). Currently he works both with History of Fear and an additional project, which will explore the 70s armed politics in Argentina.

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