Manfredi Beninati


This Saturday, James Cohan Gallery in New York City will present “Flavio and Palermo” by Sicilian artist Manfredi Beninati. The exhibition is dedicated to the artist’s brother Flavio and will contain paintings, sculpture and installation. Beninati creates work that investigates nostalgia and memory through popular fairy tales and a collective unconscious imagination. The artist began his career as a professor of law at Palermo University, and, in 1990, he began studying film at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Roma. He later moved to London and began a successful painting career, exhibiting with Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome and the Venice Biennale in 2005. Later this year, the artist will present “Dentro-Fuori (a Flavio Beninati)” at the Museo Laboratorio in Sant’Angelo and will attend an artist residency at the American Academy in Rome.