Benny is a traveller and an artist. He found his identity when his neighbours started calling him an artist. Before, he didn’t have any, but now he is an artist and a painter.

After his suicide attempt, he found the place called Beschut Wonen and realized he had no more the wish to die. Actually, he is afraid of dying. But everybody will die someday, he says. That’s why he made a testimony through his paintings.

This article is part of a collection of interviews with people from Belgian organization Beschut Wonen.
“Here we don’t look at the person, but at their artistic abilities.”
Anja Vereecken, coordinator

Invisible Cities project at AP Hogeschool Antwerpen 2023:

Team: Noa Van Hoeydonck, Mariam Janiashvili, Annemiek Jongejan, Veera Kontula, Deniz Nalbantov, Răzvan George Tîmpescu
Coach: Kaijaleena Runsten

Thanks to Beschut Wonen Antwerpen