About

HUMAN | CREATIVE | EDUCATOR 

Dina Benbrahim is an Arab multidisciplinary creative who uses a feminist lens to focus on illuminating the power in human beings to be transformative forces in society. Her current research investigates design for civic action and social justice for marginalized communities to collectively reimagine equitable futures. Dina has experience in design, art direction, copywriting and entrepreneurship in New York and Casablanca, with SYPartners New York, J.Walter Thompson New York and Casablanca, and Shem’s Publicité. Her work has been featured in national and international exhibitions and awarded multiple times. Dina received a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications in addition to participating in the Exchange Program in Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She finished her MFA in Design & Visual Communications at University of Florida where she also taught design. She is now an Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is motivated to activate greatness in everyone she encounters. Teaching is what makes her the happiest and her students are her favorite designers.

AWARDS

2020: Calvin A. VanderWerd Award for Excellence in teaching
2020: $400 UF Research
2020: $400 College of the Art
2020: $200 School of Art + Art History
2020: $350 Graduate Student Council Grant
2019: Art+AH Director’s Award
2019: Harold Garde Award
2019: UF College of the Arts Outstanding Merit Award
2018: UF College of the Arts Outstanding Merit Award
2018: Phi Kappa Phi member
2018: Grinter Fellowship
2017: Grinter Fellowship

Enti.ma — Flawlessness

African Cristal Festival 2018: Grand Prix Media / Press
African Cristal Festival 2018: Gold Press / Media
African Cristal Festival 2018: Gold NGO / Charity / Cause / Public Interest
African Cristal Festival 2018: Gold NGO / Regional Award

Effie Awards 2017: Gold Social Good

London International Awards 2017: Silver Social Influencer

The Loeries Awards 2017: Silver Media Innovation
The Loeries Awards 2017: Bronze Tactical Use of Magazine
The Loeries Awards 2017: 6 shortlists

Cannes Lions 2017: Shortlist PR Social Influencer Communication & Amplification

Dubai Lynx Festival 2017: Silver PR
Dubai Lynx Festival 2017: 7 shortlists

African Cristal Festival 2017: Gold Regional viral film / Digital
African Cristal Festival 2017: Gold Regional viral film / Film
African Cristal Festival 2017: Gold social video / Digital
African Cristal Festival 2017: Sapphire media / Media
African Cristal Festival 2017: Sapphire Viral film / Film
African Cristal Festival 2017: Sapphire Viral film / Digital
African Cristal Festival 2017: Sapphire Media / Digital
African Cristal Festival 2017: Sapphire Regional / Media
African Cristal Festival 2017: Emerald best use of social media / Media

Renault Kadjar — Master Your Success

African Cristal Festival 2017: Emerald craft Film


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Apr 2020: Virtual Talk Meaningful Dialogues on Sexual Harassment, CMC, Gainesville, FL.
Mar 2020: Solo Show Riddled with Holes, 4Most Gallery, Gainesville, FL.
Feb 2020: Group Show Ligature, Gary R. Libby Gallery, Gainesville, USA
Feb 2020: FACC Juried Arts Show, University Gallery, Gainesville, USA
Dec 2019: Group Show Miami Art Basel, Betsy’s, Miami, USA
Oct 2019: Group Show Disconnect, Contact Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Aug 2019: Presenting Unreasonable Typeface, TDC, New York City, USA
Feb 2019: Group Show Ligature, Gary R. Libby Gallery, Gainesville, USA
Feb 2019: FACC Juried Arts Show, University Gallery, Gainesville, USA
Sept 2018: Group Show Shitholes @The Adrienne Theater, Philadelphia, USA
Aug 2018: Presenting Arabic Type Explorations, TDC, New York City, USA
Jan 2018: Solo Exhibition Life is Elsewhere @4Most Gallery, Gainesville, USA
May 2018: Group Show Book Arts Showcase @4Most Gallery, Gainesville, USA
2016: Artist in residency @Âne Vert, Essaouira, Morocco
Oct 2015: Collective Exhibition Chaos – Transeuropa Festival @KM8 gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Oct 2015: Solo Exhibition Deer Love @L’Uzine, Casablanca, Morocco
May 2015: Solo Mural Painting Freak Party @Shore Club, Casablanca, Morocco
March 2015: Collective Exhibition Alternative Days @AUI, Ifrane, Morocco
Feb 2015: Collective Exhibition Harmonia @Cathédrale du Sacré Cœur, Casablanca, Morocco
2014: Collective Exhibition Nature @Maoka Casablanca, Morocco
2011: Collective Exhibition Black & White @AUI, Ifrane, Morocco
2010: Collective Exhibition Materialism @SFU, Vancouver, Canada