Dzifa Benson

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Dzifa Benson is an award-winning Ghanaian-British multi-disciplinary artist whose work intersects science, art, technology, the body and ritual which she explores through poetry, prose, theatre, performance, installation, immersive technologies, essays and criticism. She received a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship and was shortlisted for the inaugural James Berry Poetry Prize in 2021 and toured South Africa with the British Council in 2010. Her abridgement and adaption of the National Youth Theatre REP Company’s 2021 production of Othello, in collaboration with Olivier award-winning director Miranda Cromwell, toured the UK the same year. Her byline, covering poetry, theatre, music, fiction and non-fiction appears in the Telegraph, the Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Wasafiri and Poetry Review. In 2022, Dzifa held poetry and curatorial residencies at Whitstable Biennale, Pallant House Gallery and at Orleans House Gallery for its Lines of Dissent exhibition which revealed hidden legacies in Richmond Borough’s art collection. A BBC Contains Strong Language 2022 poet, Dzifa is a fellow of Hedgebrook and holds a Masters degree in Text & Performance from Birkbeck and RADA.