Bhenji Ra is a famous performance and interdisciplinary artist. They were born in Sydney in 1990 and now live and work there.
They went to QL2 Center for Youth Dance in Canberra in 2009, followed by the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York, and then in 2011 did a Bachelor of Arts Dance in Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Bhenji Ra are from the Philippines, and now are the Sydney “trans icon” dismembering culture and gender through art. Their work explore a range of changing themes such as identity, representation and functionality. They are using their body to a variety of practices, most evidently an eclectic range of dance styles.
They are constantly evolving work spans disciplines, while a focus on Indigenous representation and queer people of colour (QPOC) has seen them established as a trans icon and central figure in the Sydney scene.
When they are in Sydney, they just want to bring together various communities that they belong to.
Now Bhenji Ra are in collaboration with multidisciplinary artists, such as Justin Shoulder.