Reid, Benji
Born 1966 in Machester, United Kingdom
Lives and works in Manchester, United Kingdom
Benji Reid considers himself a Choreo-Photolist; a term he coined himself to encapsulate his unique practice where theatricality, choreography and photography meet in the image. In anti-gravitational poses using a medley of props, he draws the audience into a different dimension. In the hyper-realities he presents the subject is illuminated by acts of the artist’s imagination. Whether exploring life as an outsider, issues surrounding mental health or the complexities of fatherhood, Reid invites the audience into the discussion. Reid’s work was exhibited in Get Up, Stand Up Now at Somerset House, London, 2019. His works were shown in MoCADA, New York in the 2019 exhibition Styles of Resistance: From the Corner to the Catwalk. He was shortlisted for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020. Reid was featured on the cover of Trebuchet 8: Contemporary Surrealism issue. His work is in the collection of the Harn Museum of Art, Florida, USA.
Benji Reid, Moebius, 2020, Giclée Print, 100 x 100 cm, Edition of 8 + 2 APs (#1/8). Courtesy of October Gallery.|Benji Reid, Drunken Matters, 2019, Giclée Print, 100 x 100 cm, Edition of 8 + 2 AP, Courtesy October Gallery

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