Multimedia painter, winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2004. Carole Benzaken’s work is based on a bank of images taken from the press and the media and on a base of personal films and photographs. Working both in the depth of the painted picture and on the surface of the digital medium, the artist stages a multiple theatre, working simultaneously on the inside and the outside, the intimate and the surface, collective code and individual memory. From “painting” to the spatial enlargement of painting, her work branches out into various media including video, the volume of the painted image as well as its extension into architectural space. Winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2004, she has participated in numerous institutional and museum exhibitions in France and abroad : Fondation Cartier, 1994; Villa Arson, Nice, 1995; CapC, Bordeaux, 1999; Gunma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, 1998, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, 1999; “Dear Painter, Paint Me”, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2002, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt and Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2003; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, 2003; Espace 315 prix Marcel duchamp, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2004; MoMa, New York, 2006 Museum of Art and History of Judaism, 2011-2012; Musée des beaux-arts de Nancy, 2014; Muzeum Slaskie/BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland, 2015; Slaskie Museum, Katowice, Poland, 2016; Carré Sainte-Anne, Montpellier, 2016; Musée de Louviers, 2017; Musée Château de Tournon, 2019; Abbaye de Cluny in collaboration with the Centre des monuments nationaux, 2019, etc. His works are in numerous collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée national d’art moderne, Paris; Collection de la Ville de Paris; Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche; Fondation Cartier, etc.