Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez is a New York City- and Providence-based artist and educator. His performance and visual art works emerge from his experiences of being a transnational adoptee from Colombia growing up and living in the U.S. and have recently focused on who or what gets to be (in) public and the limits of empathy when working on problems of structural inequity.

Lundberg Torres Sánchez’s work has appeared in spaces including the Queens Museum, RISD Museum (Providence), Museum of the Moving Image (Queens), PHI Centre (Montreal), The Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, the Morgan Library & Museum (Manhattan), The Museum of Work and Culture (Woonsocket, RI), Zona 30 (Lima), El Bunker (La Paz), SP Escola de Teatro (Sao Paulo), La Galleria at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (Boston), The Granoff Center at Brown University (Providence), The Main Art Gallery at URI (Kingston, RI), The Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), IMAGO Gallery (Warren, RI), the Pigeon Hole Gallery (Providence), Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Providence International Arts Festival, PVDFest (Providence), DownStreet Art’s TRUST Festival (North Adams, MA), Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, La MaMa E.T.C. (Manhattan), Panoply Performance Laboratory (Brooklyn), Bowery Poetry Club (Manhattan), DCTV (Manhattan), Teatro Circulo (Manhattan), Silent Barn (Brooklyn), Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics (Brooklyn), JC Fridays (Jersey City), AS220 (Providence), and AURORA (Providence.)

Lundberg Torres Sánchez is a resident artist at AS220 in Providence, is a member of the 2012 EMERGENYC cohort at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, and sits on the board of the Colombian American Cultural Society of Rhode Island. He is the recipient of NEA funding through AS220’s 2017 Community Live Arts Residency, was RISCA’s 2017 Merit Fellow in New Genres, and is RISCA’s 2018 Merit Fellow in Film & Video.

I Have Worked With

  • June 2018

    I sit on the board of the Colombian American Cultural Society and co-created the exhibit "SONÍDOS" with them. SONIDOS (2017- ) is an on-going collaboration with the The Colombian American Cultural Society Inc and Colombian people across Rhode Island exploring Colombianidad through sound. A mix of oral history, environmental sound, and fragments of informal conversations, the ever expanding SONIDOS exhibit immerses the public in a multilayered sound experience that invites visitors to sift through the competing sounds to receive story from a constantly shifting aural landscape. The Cultural Society hopes that the exhibit will help to link contemporary experiences to histories of migration to the Blackstone Valley, and foster connections across generations of Colombians living in Rhode Island. This project is supported in part by AS220 and a National Endowment for the Arts ArtWorks grant.

  • June 2018

    I presented my interactive installation Color Polll (2017) in collaboration with Chloë Bass' City Palette app as part of Greater Kennedy Plaza || Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy's programming for the 2018 PVD Fest.

  • June 2018

    Gave a performance of A Lengua for Mi Boca (2016) for the 2018 Queer Arts Festival at AS220

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Benjamin
Job Title/Position: 
Performance Artist | Visual Artist | Educator
Mailing Address: 
115 Empire Street
#312
Providence, RI 02903
Physical Address: 
115 Empire Street #312
Providence, RI 02903
Last Name: 
Lundberg Torres Sánchez
Phone: 
2149347144

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Digital
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Dolls / Soft Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Year Founded: 
2006
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Exhibitions
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
AS220, Full-Time Resident Artist
Education: 
New York University
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Awards: 
RISCA’s 2017 Merit Fellow in New Genres
AS220’s 2017 Community Live Arts Residency
AS220's September 2014 Artist in Residence
RISCA's 2018 Merit Fellow in Film & Video

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
All performances can be modified to have no technical requirements.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Media
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
8 Years Teaching in NYC
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500