Stefan Benchoam: unconventional media, prices and more. 19 April, 17 BST

Image: Courtesy of proyectos Ultravioleta 



ACT Meets

Wednesday, 19 April 2023 // 17-18 BST

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We are excited to announce our next ACT Meets session with Stefan Benchoam, co-founder and director of Proyectos Ultravioleta, a gallery based in Guatemala City.

Stefan is the Vice President of the New Art Dealers Association (NADA) in New York, and a member of Frieze's London Selection Committee, an international committee of gallery peers who advise on the selection of the fair's participants.

In the 7 years that it has participated in Frieze London it has won two Focus Stand Prizes (for best stand in the young gallery section) and has sold to Tate twice, through the fair' Frieze Tate Acquisition Fund. Last year, the gallery sold 'The Echo of an Ancient Form of Knowledge (2021) by Edgar Calel (b. 1987), an installation made of natural stones and fresh fruit.


Edgar Calel, The Echo of an Ancient Form of Knowledge (Ru k’ ox k’ob’el jun ojer etemab’el), 2021. © the artist. Photo: Tate / Seraphina Neville


On this special occasion, Stefan will discuss pricing works of art in unconventional media, such as performances and installations, which may include foodstuff and perishables. He will answer all your questions regarding the possibilities and challenges of sustaining an art practice that doesn't fit the category of painting or sculpture, gallery-artist relationships, and much more.

You can email us your questions in advance.

This event is for past and present participants of 'Getting It Across' only.  



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Please be advised that we follow a strict cameras-on etiquette. Participants with their cameras off will be removed from the session and will not be allowed to re-enter. Thank you for your understanding. 





What are the 'ACT Meets'?

The ACT Meets programme consists of periodic get-together sessions and Q&As, where the ACT! community meet curators, residency directors, ACT tutors, and more guests. The sessions are open to ACT Alumni and participants enrolled in our programmes. A few times a year, we invite guests and the general public.