Artist in Residence

25. March – 22. April 2024

at at 𝘝𝘕𝘉𝘔 – arte contemporânea, Viseu, Portugal 



The Senses of Plants / Die Sinne der Pflanzen

3. March – 2. June 2024

Opening: 2. März 2024, from 17:00 at Villa Merkel in Esslingen am Neckar

The thematic group exhibition “The Senses of Plants” shows research-based, non-anthropocentric perspectives on the senses, abilities and intelligence of plants from the point of view of international young artists under the artistic direction of Julia Katharina Thiemann at Villa Merkel in Esslingen am Neckar. In the diverse artistic works by Anais Karenin, Marisa Benjamim, Suzette Bousema, María Castellanos and Alberto Valverdes, Patricia Domínguez, Špela Petrič, Miriam Simun, Saša Spačal, Anton Vidokle, Zheng Bo and others, alternative ways of interacting with plants and trees are aesthetically presented, conveying ecological, philosophical and, not least, social and political issues.



07.10.2023, 19:00 Uhr

St. Matthäus-Kirche, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

September 29-October 6, 2023 Tue-Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

KUNST HILFT HELFEN Hilfe für Flüchtlingshilfe
ST. MATTHÄUS-KIRCHE, im Berliner Kulturforum

With the artists: Nevin Aladag Kani Alavi, Martin Assig, Marisa Benjamim, Liane Birnberg, Norbert Bisky, Johanna Diehl, Paula Döpfner, Lea Draeger, William Engelen, Thomas Florschuetz, FRANEK, Johannes Geccelli, Surya Gied, Andreas Greiner, Katharina Hinsberg Irene, Hoppenberg, Iwajla Klinke, Fabian Knecht, Bettina Krieg Mischa Kuball, Jeewi Lee, Via Lewandowsky, Maximilian Magnus, Sajan Mani, Jakob Mattner, Jenny Michel, Philipp Modersohn, Michael Müller, Winfried Muthesius, Navid Nuur, Marc Pouzol, Brigitte Riechelmann, Annika Rixen, Miguel Rothschild, Hella Santarossa, Sonja Schönberger, Marc Siebenhüner, Elisabeth Störmer-Hemmelgarn Strawalde, Lars Teichmann, Daniel Thurau, Michael Triegel, Jorinde Voigt,  Sibylle Wagner, Raul Walch, Robert Weber,  Ina Weise,  Albrecht Wilke, Xoooox, Andrea Zaumseil

Tasting En Plein Air –  Edible workshop

“Tasting En Plein Air” (“Verkostung unter freiem Himmel”) is inspired by the open-air painting of the Impressionist movement (from French: en plein air: “im Freien”). In her workshop, artist Marisa Benjamim combines the beauty of nature with the sensual experience of taste. During a walk through the green islands of the Kulturforum, the participants collect eatable pigments/plants under her guidance, with which they draw and then taste the artworks.

Free to attend, the workshop will be held in english.
Program: Marisa Benjamim (
Location: Baumschule auf der Piazzetta

Photo by Andrés Galeano

Spritz – The Taste of Kulturforum – Edible Installation

3rd September from 14:00 – 17:00 

Tag im Grünen St. Matthäus-Kirche im Kulturforum, Berlin  2023

Branitz Park Land art Installation Marisa Benjamim


Stiftung Fürst-Pückler Museum Park und Schloss Branitz 

2nd June 2023 at 11:30

Meeting point: flower garden between stables and Branitz Castle


Artists: Marisa Benjamim, Suntje Sagerer, Reiner Maria Matysik, Daria Wartalska & Prisca Wüst

Curator: Jan Hufenbach 

edible lecture, Marisa Benjamim

Edible lecture “Rezepte zum Widerstand”, Cooking together, Geko – Gesundheitkollektive Berlin, 2022

6th August 2022, Saxdorf Parish Garden 

This project was part of the artist-in-residence project Diesseits von Eden curated by Hannes Langbein and Keumhwa Kim. Diesseits von Eden is a project of the St. Matthäus Foundation as part of the theme year, “Lebenskunst- Kulturland Brandenburg 2022”.

Exhibition “Blumenstrauß aus Saxdorf” and  Edible Installation “Tasting en Plein Air”

6th August 2022, Saxdorf Parish Garden 

This project was part of the artist-in-residence project Diesseits von Eden curated by Hannes Langbein and Keumhwa Kim. Diesseits von Eden is a project of the St. Matthäus Foundation as part of the theme year, “Lebenskunst- Kulturland Brandenburg 2022”.

edible performance, Marisa Benjamim

Edible Performance “Floristaurant – The Taste of Eden”

26th July 2022, Saxdorf Parish Garden 

This project was part of the artist-in-residence project Diesseits von Eden curated by Hannes Langbein and Keumhwa Kim. Diesseits von Eden is a project of the St. Matthäus Foundation as part of the theme year, “Lebenskunst- Kulturland Brandenburg 2022”.

Rezept zur Widerstand

Food and Justice
Zu Community basierter Kunst, Teil #2

Lecture Performance “Rezept zur Widerstand”

Freitag, 13. Mai 2022
OKK – Organ kritischer Kunst – organ of critical arts, Prinzenallee 29, 13359 Berlin. 

Marisa Benjamim portrait

Interview for the Kulturmitte Magazin

Gemeinsam Pflanzen essen – Marisa Benjamims „Edible Installations“

Link for the Magazin

Photo @ Mizu Sugai

Marisa Benjamim at Umbigo Magazine

Visual essay “Rezept zur Widerstand” for Umbigo Magazine edition #79



Expo Alvito _ Marisa benjamim

Não toques nos objectos imediatos

5 March – 7 May 2022  

Espaço Adães Bermudes, Alvito ( PT)

With the artists: Catarina Lopes Vicente, Daniel Fernandes, Inês Teles, Isabel Madureira Andrade, Manuel Fonseca, Marisa Benjamim, Manuel Borges 

Porto Design Biennale 21

Yūgen APP – Porto Design Biennale

2 June – 25 July 2021

Instructions of Yūgen App propose different modes of thinking and feeling different arrangements of planetary coexistence, invite us to forge intimate kinships with nonhuman life-worlds that dwell in the blurred boundaries between technology and ancestral wisdoms and force us to reflect on endangered nature and our relationship with it by proposing face-to-face encounters with nature and non-human beings.Theexercises propose that we listen—and observe, smell, touch, speak—to the land, the water, the air not with the aim of distantly understanding, grasping, or exploiting, but to resonate, to vibrate, to be together.

“Hortus Deliciarum” recipe for Umbigo Magazine 

Art in Quarantine –  UMBIGO invited several artists to reflect on the era we are living in and to think about their artistic production in quarantine times.

Link for the Magazine



Amuse-bouche. Der Geschmack der Kunst

19 February – 17 May 2020

Is the taste of art sweet, sour, bitter, salty or even umami? What role does our sense of taste play in social interactions and as an artistic material? Museum Tinguely continues its series on the senses in the arts with a group show bringing together work by international artists who address our sense of taste as a possibility for aesthetic perception. Featuring works by, among others, Janine Antoni, Marisa Benjamim, Otobong Nkanga, Emeka Ogboh, Shimabuku, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and Elizabeth Willing.

Mediterranean Trilogy  Conference

Documentation of the edible installation made in August 2018 Alvito

Centro Cultural Raul de Carvalho, Alvito, Portugal
(day 1)  1.11.2019  from 14:30 – 18:00
(day 2)   2.11.2919   from  9:30 – 18:00

Terreno – Urban eco-biographical actions 

Performative edible installation | 26 October at 16:00

Hiroshimastrasse 25  Berlin, Germany

Part of the  project »Licht Luft Scheiße [Light Air Shit]. Perspectives on Ecology and Modernity« proposes a diverse series of twentieth-century concepts and practices that resonate with our current ideas of sustainability. They are both historical references and points of departure for novel or updated reflections on alternative ways of living in the globalised world. In light of the on-going destruction of Planet Earth we must fundamentally rethink our relationship to the biosphere and all non-human beings.

Beitragende / Contributors: Mojisola Adebayo, bankleer, Silvia Baptista, Julia Bar-Tal, Daniel Bejarano, Elisa T. Bertuzzo, Brett Bloom, Luca Bogoni, Elizabeth Calderón Lüning, Marco Clausen, Bonnie Fortune, Paula Gioia, Ekhart Hahn, Guy Hazwi, Naomi Hennig, Marc Herbst, Nicolas Humbert, Initiative Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg und Commons-Abendschule, Hagit Keysar, Marion Louisgrand Sylla, Jumana Manna, Barbara Marcel, Kerstin Meyer, Sabine Meyer, Camila Nóbrega, Jan Rolletschek, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Blanka Stolz,Marisa Benjamim, Wen-Ling Chung, Marcos Garcia Pérez, Moritz Gramming, Daniela Zambrano Almidon, Michelle Teran, Yvonne Volkart, Werner Wiartalla, Nicole Wolf, Florian Wüst.


Licht Luft Scheiße



gr_und art space 

7 June  from 7pm: Vernissage as part of the ” Rendez-vous im Garten” program

Berlin, Germany


Eau Florale – Performance

Roskilde Festival

July, Roskilde, Denmark 


Artist talk – The Taste of Flowers  in the frame of the Symposium ” taste and food culture”

 Tinguely Museum

 5-6 April, Basel, Switzerland


Trilogia Mediterrânea 

Edible Installation
Casa da Praça; Alvito, Portugal

Amuse-bouche. Der Geschmack der Kunst

2 June – 28 October 2018

The 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA1), with the title Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More

Curated by Katherina Gregos, featured 104 artists and took place in 7 venues around the city of Riga and 1 venue in Jurmala.


Watch your Bubble! 

Art and Science- in cooperation with Humbolt Universität and Einstein Foundation School of Mind and Brain, Gallery Nord – Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin (DE)


24H Brl/Wro,

 Ulica Ofiar Oswiecimskich 14, Wroclaw (PL)


Good Friends 

Kunstpunkt Berlin Galerie für aktuelle Kunst; Berlin 


Floristaurant, 2016/18 (installation view)

Mixed media installation and performance
Dimensions Variable

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Ivan Erofeev. Courtesy of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.