Benina Hu (°1997, BE) is visual artist and photographer based in Leuven.
Born and raised in Belgium to Chinese parents, Benina has always been drawn to both the eastern and western culture. In her documentary work she’s known to incorporate text in a rather hands-on manner and by cutting, pasting and writing on her own photographs.
Besides her interests in environmentalism and social issues, other themes she touches upon are Chinese culture, identity and family. Since every project asks for a different approach, Benina likes to challenge herself by using multiple mediums such as photography, video and text.
2020 – 2022 School of Arts / KASK, MFA Visual arts, Ghent (BE)
2017 – 2020 School of Arts / KASK, BA Visual arts, Ghent (BE)
2022 Graduation expo School of Arst / KASK Gent (BE)
2020 Group exhibition, Opus One ’20, Permeke library, Antwerp (BE)
2020 Group exhibition, 2020 Vision, De Ontsteking, Ghent (BE)
SELECTIONS & AWARDS
2021 Urbanautica Annual Institute Awards 2020 (link)
2020 Opus One ’20, open call for best Belgian graduation projects, Breedbeeld vzw (BE)
2020 Pitch your photo project #21, De Donkere Kamer, first prize (BE)