Saskia Benjamin is the new executive director of Art Papers magazine.
Benjamin (above), who has been director of institutional advancement at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, brings a wide array of experiences and interests to the newly created position. Before joining ACAC, she was growth management program manager for the Georgia Conservancy, and she worked for the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1994 to 2004, she was a registrar, exhibitions coordinator and assistant to the deputy director at the High Museum of Art.
Benjamin holds master’s degrees in city and regional planning (urban design) from Georgia Tech and in art history from the University of Southern California. She was also an active choreographer and dancer in Atlanta for 15 years.
“I am honored to be the new executive director of Art Papers,” Benjamin says. “This is an exciting time for the organization as we reconnect with Atlanta’s arts community while continuing to expand the national and international reach of the magazine.”
Benjamin, who will begin August 1, will have a role in selecting the magazine’s new editor in chief, an appointment to be made by the fall. Benjamin and the future editor in chief will replace Sylvie Fortin, who held both positions until she stepped down in April. Former board member Cinqué Hicks is serving as acting editor in chief.
Benjamin is married to Atlanta artist Scott Ingram.