Dzifa Benson Award-Winning Multidisciplinary Artist
Dzifa Benson was born in London and grew up in West Africa. She is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist whose work intersects literature, science, theatre, art, the body, ritual, performance and immersive technologies. Her work has been awarded fellowships from the Jerwood Foundation and Hedgebrook, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and James Berry Poetry Prize. Her arts criticism appears in the Financial Times, the Telegraph and Poetry Review and she has held poetry, curatorial and editorial residences at Whitstable Biennale, Orleans House Gallery and Granta Magazine. Her adaptation of the National Youth Theatre 2021 production of Othello toured the UK and she is currently adapting Roger Robinson’s T S Eliot prize-winning A Portable Paradise for the same organisation. Dzifa holds a masters in Text & Performance from RADA and Birkbeck, and her debut poetry collection, Monster, will be published by Bloodaxe Books in October 2024.