Bobby Benjamin is an English artist working predominantly with found objects.

He makes sculpture and painting on themes of class, masculine identity and place. His work challenges hegemony and embraces council estate culture.

Benjamin is co-founder/director of Pineapple Black Arts in Middlesbrough. His work is held in the Middlesbrough Collection at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).


Co-founder/director – The House of Blah Blah, 2013-2015
Founder/director – Felix the Gallery, 2015-2016
Founder/co-director – Dovetail Joints, 2015-2019
Co-founder/director – Pineapple Black Arts, 2018 – present
Lecturer – Teesside University, School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI), 2022 – present

Skills & Experience

  • Project management
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Workshops (family / general)
  • Workshsops (adult)