BENTON C BAINBRIDGE creates media art with handcrafted image processing systems. Benton is best known as a pioneer of visual music performance.
Bainbridge collaborates with a wide range of artists, including Beastie Boys, with whom Benton VJ’d two world tours. He co-founded The Poool, a video ensemble best known for the sold-out Whitney Museum performance, is warm.
Current projects include Rue Bainbridge, the first recipient of the Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota Video Art prize (2019). Recent shows include Pace Gallery (NYC), The Hepworth Wakefield Museum (in Yorkshire, U.K.) and Hauser & Wirth (L.A.)
Benton C Bainbridge and Barbara Held have been exhibiting media art in Spain, including a year-long generative exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain. As Artist-in-Residence at Andrew Freedman Home, Bainbridge exhibited video sculptures and moving paintings with the sold-out AFH / Museum of Modern Art immersive co-production, Beauteous. Benton C Bainbridge designed media art for 11 seasons of One Step Beyond at American Museum of Natural History.
Bainbridge has shown globally at Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Museum of the Moving Image, American Museum of Natural History, The Kitchen (NYC), EMPAC (Troy, NY), SFMoMA (San Francisco), Boston Cyberarts Festival, l’Auditori (Barcelona), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Moderne (Vienna), Inventionen (Berlin), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), CELCIT (Managua), International Horticultural Expo (Xi’an, China), Korean Festival (Seoul), Good Vibrations (Australia), Dak’art (Dakar), and MTV Networks (global).
Bainbridge is faculty at School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department.