Siona Benjamin

Bridging Middle Eastern And Western Cultures Through Art

The nomadic Caravan exhibit “The Bridge” has stationed at St. Paul’s Chapel, showing the work of 47 Arab, Persian and Jewish contemporary artists from 15 countries. Their art addresses the theme of “what bridges us” to each other.

Ambassador Ahmed Farouk, Consul General of Egypt in New York, at the opening of “The Bridge.” Caroline Lagnado

Kosher Indian

Siona Benjamin’s ‘visual midrash’ explores her identity as a Bene Israel descendant.
05/30/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

When Siona Benjamin was in art school in the 1980s, her professors told her to avoid narrative painting, and to keep her work abstract.

Siona Benjamin and her work “Miriam,” Photos courtesy of Flomenhaft Gallery
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