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Benjamin Weil

1962, Paris

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Benjamin Weil is the artistic director of the Centro Botín (Santander, Cantabria, Spain) since the beginning of 2014. The Centro Botín opened its doors during the summer of 2017, giving a new dimension to the Visual Arts program that the Botín Foundation had been developing for 25 years. Before his arrival to Cantabria, Weil was the artistic director of the Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijon, Asturias, Spain), a production, research and dissemination platform for contemporary art and new cultural forms resulting from the creative deployment of novel technologies. Born and raised in Paris, Benjamin Weil developed his career in the United States, where he worked as an independent curator, art critic, conservator and director for several institutions; he held the position of director of the Media Art department at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA, San Francisco, USA), and of executive director of Artists’ Space (New York, USA). He also started the video art programme H BOX at the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès (Paris, France), being its artistic director from 2005 to 2011.