Rhode Island
Profile Type: 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

  • May 2018 to December 2018

    I was selected to be a part of the temporary collective, Civic Reflex / Reflejo Civico at Panoply Performance Laboratory in Brooklyn. I gave three public performances as a part of of the collective in May 2018: Naturalization (2013), El Montón (2017), and A Lengua for Mi Boca (2016)

  • May 2018 to November 2018

    Brown Arts Initiaive was one of my co-sponsors and exhibition hosts for the third exhibition (la sutura tierna // the tender suture, Sept 2018) in my curatorial series, Se Aculilló? -- co-curated with Kat Chavez. The Brown Arts Initiative also hosted and co-sponsored a solo exhibition of one of the artists featured in the "la sutura tierna" exhibition, Aretha Busby (Oct-Nov 2018) 

  • October 2017 to August 2018

    I was the guest curator of video for RISD Museum's exhibit "From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving" (February 23 –August 19, 2018)


  • Artist

Contact Information

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


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Digital
Media - Video
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: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
School Groups
Languages Available: 
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (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
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
AS220, Full-Time Resident Artist
New York University
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

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
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
8 Years Teaching in NYC
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: