Benedetta Panisson (1980, Venice) is a visual artist who works with photography, video installation and live performance, interweaving artistic practice with academic research. Her research focuses on the extensive relationships between the sea, islands, bodies, imaginaries, communities, and their margins.

In 2020 she began a PhD research at Durham University (UK), in relation to sexual manifestations in island spaces, between visual culture and queer and gender studies, following a Bachelor of Arts at Ca’ Foscari, Venice, and a Master in Performative and Interactive Arts at the Accademia di belle Arti di Brera, Milan.

Her participations and collaborations include: Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Royal College of Art (London), TEA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), Contingent Movements Archive (Maldives Pavilion, 55th Venice Art Biennale) Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation (Venice), International Prize for Performance (Centrale di Fies), Der Greif, Frieze Art/Paul Smith (London), Galleria Riccardo Crespi (Milan), UNESCO/COAL Prix (Paris), Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Centre International des Récollets, Furla Art Award, Project Space Berlin, Università Milano-Bicocca, Centro Pecci, International Sarajevo Winter Festival, Istituto Veneto di Lettere, Scienze ed Arti (Venice), Università Ca’ Foscari/European Centre for Living Technology, La Guarimba Film Festival (Italy), Fotofilmic (Canada), Care of (Milan), PHROOM.