Episode 52: Siona Benjamin's Transcultural Art

Siona Benjamin’s art dances with vibrant colors and mythical figures—Lilith wrapped in a prayer shawl, Vashti with angels wings, a blue-skinned woman with multiple arms held up like a menorah. Siona is an Indian Jew from Mumbai now living in the US, and her art reflects her transcultural identity: it's Jewish, feminist, Indian, American, and influenced by the Hindu and Islamic cultures she grew up in. Siona Benjamin joins us for the third in our series on creativity in the global pandemic.

Released December 2, 2020
  • Artist Siona Benjamin with her mosaic installation at Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, 2015. Photo courtesy of Oy Magazine and Siona Benjamin.

  • Siona Benjamin

  • Siona Benjamin with her mosaic installation, St. Louis, 2015
  • Siona Benjamin

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 52: Siona Benjamin's Transcultural Art." (Viewed on August 3, 2021) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-52-siona-benjamins-transcultural-art>.

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