Benjamin Dufour was born in Metz in 1984. Following musical training in saxophone and composition, he studied at the École Supérieure de l’Image in Angoulême (2002–2007), where he laid the foundation for research in mixed media in order to develop his musical and conceptual universe, with particular emphasis on the materiality of sound: physical phenomena, recording media, scores, and relation between matter and space.
In search for new areas of experimentation and diverse audiences, over four years, he was part of numerous residencies. He has also been a member of the art collective La Mobylette (www.lamobylette.org) since it was founded in 2006. The collective elaborates methods of artwork production and curatorial practices.
In 2009, Benjamin Dufour took part in the exhibition Une nuit / Eine nacht [One night] organized by the Castel Coucou at a hotel in Forbach; shortly afterwards, he was invited by the Octave Cowbell Gallery to participate in the Nuit Blanche 2 [White Nights] in Metz. In 2010, he fulfilled a public commission for the Centre National des Arts Plastiques with his piece Rythmique de nombres premiers (partition) [Rhythmic Sequence of Primary Numbers (Score)], first presented at the FRAC Lorraine (as part of the exhibition Listen to your eyes).
Following a residency at Pollen (Montflanquin), in 2011, he published the Suite de 5 partitions [Sequence of 5 Scores], an book of posters conceived as a portable exhibition (with text by Isabelle Delamont).
Since 2011, Benjamin Dufour has been collaborating on various projects with Boris Chouvellon (in residency at 2angles); with Fabio Godinho and Marco Godinho (for the solo exhibition of Marco Goninho at Neuer Kunstverein in Aschaffenburg); with David Renaud, Sébastien Bassin and the group Soleil Noir (Psychorelief III.2, on the occasion of the Nuit Blanche 5 [White Nights] in Metz); with Guillaume Eckly and Barbara Fischer, architects and members of the collective Gens, on different architecture-related projects. He has also worked together with the artist-photographer Régis Feugère on the occasion of the exhibition You I Landscape (curated by Michèle Walerich) at CarréRotondes in Luxembourg, and with Michel Bananes Jr on the project Lift music.