Dalida Maria Benfield

Dalida María Benfield, Ph.D., is a digital media artist, researcher, and activist-archivist. Her artworks are produced through collective, participatory processes, and her research is focused on the intersection of global digital art and open access. Her most recent projects are focused on open access video and how artists transform networked communication, particularly related to feminist, Global South, and social movement perspectives. In 1994, she co-founded the youth focused media art collective, Video Machete, which created media literacy programs and an independent community media center in Chicago. She is currently working on the founding of an open access online video project, Women’s Media Archive, and a transnational feminist journal, The Institute of (Im)possible Subjects. She is a Visiting Faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center, where she was also a Fellow, 2011-2013.

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