Helena Ben-Zenou was born in Nottingham and studied at the University of Lancaster and the Slade School of Fine Art.
As a practitioner Helena’s research investigates architecture, architectural spaces and the relationship to contemporary art practice. She works predominantly in painting and photography and her projects explore the transitory and contradictory nature of towns, cities and spaces, and address the physicality and social history of space. During her Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award residency Helena explored the rural and urban industrial landscapes of Derbyshire, including construction and industrial sites at Rolls-Royce and the county’s quarries and mines. Helena has been involved in a wide range of solo and group commissions and exhibitions across the UK.