Artist/Filmmaker, Writer at Intellectual Crime Scene
Instructor, Squeaky Wheel /Buffalo Youth Media Institute
Léwuga Benson is a Nigerian-born American artist-filmmaker currently pursuing an MFA in Media Studies at the University at Buffalo. He has worked with many local arts organizations; such as Shea’s Performing Art Center, where he is currently a member of the Spotlight Committee; Squeaky Wheel, The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, WNED, Albright Knox, City of Night, to name a few. A recipient of the Gregory Capasso memorial award for outstanding creative work in film and writing. As such, Léwugà's short films and writings are concerned with personal stories that reveal larger histories about identity, cultural acquisition, and society. His films, well-received and congratulated for their strong, poetic, and visual language, have been screened at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo International Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Transient Visions Film Festival, New York Feedback Film Festival, and New York African Film Festival.