BIOGRAPHY + CV
BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY is an artist, diarist and correspondent. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, art historical and Queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sign language, sex-changing flowers, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors and sirens.
Nemerofsky’s work has been exhibited extensively across Canada and throughout Europe. He has undertaken artist residencies in Austria, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. His work is in the permanent collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, where he was a member of the Cruising the 70s: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures research team. As of March 2020, Nemerofsky is one of nine artists in residence at the Fondation Fiminco's new site in Romainville, France.