Li Benedetti is a Brazilian Non-binary artist, creative producer and activist based in London. They are a recent Bachelor’s graduate with a Theatre Practice (Performance Arts) Bachelor’s Degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama located in London. As a young Black Trans person Li Benedetti recognises the urgent need to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, especially the rights of Trans people. For this reason in December 2019 Benedetti produced ‘Trans Winter Wonderland’, a Festive event for 18-25 year-old Transgender people in London in order to tackle the isolation within the Trans community due to hostility and transphobia. Benedetti has worked in arts projects with a number of organisations including The Soho Theatre, The National Gallery, Camden People’s Theatre, SHUNT! and Frantic Assembly. They have also worked in LGBTQ+ focused campaigns with Stonewall and Taimi. Lastly, they also share their lifestyle daily on social media as a young queer creative.
- Black Steps Art ExhibitionThe Point Black Collective is a group of London based Black creatives. We are working with the Bernie Grant Art Centre this Black History Month to deliver ‘Black Steps', a visual arts exhibition that focuses on the experiences of Black British people in the UK. We are looking to commission Black artists to exhibit new work and also providing an opportunity to artists with existing works to showcase their art.
- SKINNED: LIVE FestivalWith support from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Camden People’s Theatre, Itch Collective is proud to present SKINNED:LIVE, an interdisciplinary festival addressing, undressing and redressing themes of identity, layers and representation. This three-day live art spectacular focuses on providing a platform for emerging artists and creating discussion around the topic of identity, rebirth and skin. SKINNED:LIVE is a unique opportunity to discover new work and performance, and ce
- TEDx Royal Central SchoolA day of original TEDx talks took place at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on 1 September 2017, organised by students at Central surrounding the theme of The Next Stage. This student-led initiative explored ideas worth sharing from a small and specialised conservatoire community. We firmly believe it is about time to delve deep into the world of theatre, its impact on the world and the world's impact on theatre. What does The Next Stage mean to you? These talks were given at a TED
Projects credited in
- Artist @ Black Steps Exhibition & Marginalised No More Festival- Bernie Grant Arts CentreMy work was chosen to be exhibited by Point Black Collective and showcased at Bernie Grant Arts Centre for Black Steps Exhibition which co-existed into Marginalised No More Festival Oct- Nov 2019. The festival night launched Oct 25th and will run until Nov 30th for all artist work to be exhibited and displayed for public viewings. The festival elevates black creative artist to showcase their work that has relation to Black History Month and supports the black community through creative practices
Creative ProducerBernie Grant Trust
London, United KingdomFreelance
• Produce and curate a new art exhibition at the Bernie Grant Art Centre in commemoration of Black History Month 2019. • Work with archive material to produce a public event that benefits the community of Haringey and deliver this material/findings to the public. • Commission artists to respond to a creative brief that fits the location of the exhibition and need of the client. • Manage a budget funded by the Arts Council England.
Audience DevelopmentItch Collective
- London, United KingdomInternship
• Connect with local community groups to deliver workshops and events at the art festival Skinned: Live. • Work closely with both the production, curatorial and marketing team to ensure a diverse audience is reached and supported throughout the festival. • Design and deliver workshops to different audiences and comply with health and safety procedures. • Prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
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- Communicating Ideas
- Activity Organisation
- Project Administration
- Project Conception
- Time Management
- Creative Thinking
- Art Curation
- Interpersonal Communication
- Digital Marketing
- Creative Producing
BA (Hons) Theatre Practice: Performance Art: First-classRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
- London, United Kingdom
Modules included: • Production skills with practical and written assessments on research, curation, marketing and finance. • Cultural, historical and social contexts of fine art and performance making. • Administration, project management and funding. • Contemporary art history with a focus on curation, archiving and documentation. • Performamce making and documentation.