Marla Bendini

b. 1986, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Marla Bendini is a BFA Interactive Media graduate of School of Art, Design & Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University (2013), where she focused on interactive video installations, film and performance. She started painting and making installations during her junior college education (2004).

Marla Bendini is also a cross-disciplinary artist and trans woman working in painting, text, sound and performance to articulate the infinitely faceted transgender experience on her own terms. Her current painting practice uses the female gaze through a combination of writing, drawing, painting, collage and printmaking to create layered ‘documentations’ of a unique woman’s experience.

The artist has exhibited and performed several shows including Arcus Pride Art 2022, Clifford Chance Pride Art Show 2021, Salon des Influencers at Alliance Française de Singapour 2021, Supermarket 2012, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, sponsored by Riksutställningar, a Swedish Exhibition Agency. She also presented her 8th solo exhibition in September 2021, in a duo show with British artist Victoria Cantons at Cuturi Gallery. To date, Marla Bendini has performed and exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Macau, Sweden, Spain and the United States of America.

Biography information from Cuturi Gallery, November 2022

Country: Singapore
Social Media: @marlabendini