Will Benedict

Biography

Born 1978 in Los Angeles
Lives and works in Paris

1999–2004 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA
2004–2006 Staedelschule, Frankfurt/Main

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Dialogue of the Dogs, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva
Idéal Pain, Basement Roma, Rome, Italy

2019
Degrees of Disgust (filmscreening), Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Geneva
A Womb with a view, dépendance, Brussels

2018
New Video and Painting, Balice Hertling, Paris
Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
The Restaurant (with Steffen Jørgensen), Converso, Milan

2017
The Social Democrat, Gio Marconi, Milan
Fiction is a terrible enemy, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Law and Order, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

2016
I AM A PROBLEM, Rob Tufnell, London
Will Benedict and Puppies Puppies, Balice Hertling, Paris
Malaria: Will Benedict & Anita Leisz, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt/Main

2015
Will Benedict, Lapaix, Paris
Bad Weather, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
A Bone in the Cheese, Bortolami Gallery, New York

2014
Corruption Feeds, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
Will Benedict & Henning Bohl, Castillo Corrales, Paris
Comparison Leads To Violence, Balice Hertling, Paris
Blé, Dependance, Brussels
Almost Human, YEARS, Copenhagen

2013
Will Benedict, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
Black Friday Sample Sale, Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2012
Dead Sea Sample Sale, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt/Main
Bread and Butt, w/ Julie Verhoeven, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Will Benedict, Gio’ Marconi, Milan

2011
Village Gossip meets the Newspaper Photo-roman, w/ Lucie Stahl, Eternithaus, Berlin
Village Gossip meets the Newspaper Photo-roman, w/ Lucie Stahl, Galerie Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

2010
Will Benedict, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
Will Benedict, Lucie Stahl, Caribic Residency, Hamburg

2009
Will Benedict, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Will Benedict, Sara Deraedt, Förderverein für Aktuelle Kunst, Münster

 

Group Exhibitions

2023
miart, GióMARCONI, Milan

2022
Exposition N°120 (maybe), Balice Hertling, Paris

2021
Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021, MOCA Taipei, Taipei
Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021. A Love Letter, a Wake-Up Call, or a Goodbye Song, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva
The Rear Window, Dépendance, Brussels (online)

2020
Your Friends And Neighbors High Art, Paris
Biennial of the Moving Image, Geneva
DIS presents: What Do People Do All Day?, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2019
I Will Medieval Future You 6, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, curated by Jacob Fabricius
On The Backlot, Balice Hertling, Paris
We Burn Our Dreams Just To Stay Warm, Capital, San Francisco

2018
The Weather Outside, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris
Vom Handeln, Halle Für Kunst, Lüneburg
Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network, La Casa Encendida Madrid, Spain
Rise up, Galerie l’elac, Rennes
Supplies and Demands, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles

2017
de Young Museum, San Francisco
I am a Problem, MMK Frankfurt, Germany

2016
The Squatter, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
Will Benedict & Katie McKay. I Make Tacky, What Pipeline, Detroit
Répétition, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
Barbarossahöhle, Rob Tufnell, London
18th Prize Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris
9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
World Food Books, Melbourne

2015
Edible Planets / Soylent Dialogues, The Pit, Los Angeles
20 Jahre Halle Für Kunst, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
Have It Your Way, Minerva, Sydney
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubliana, Slovenia

2014
Shit and Die, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben and Marta Papini, Turin
Warm Math, curated by Alexander May, Balice Hertling at the Film Center, New York

2013
Landpartie, Boltensternraum, Baden
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York
Lucie Stahl, Tom Humphreys, and Will Benedict, Tomorrow, Toronto
Festival der Kleinskulptur, Halle für Kunst e.V., Lüneburg
Chat Jet – Painting <Beyond> The Medium, Künstlerhaus, der Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz
Catch as Catch Can, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
Group show, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

2012
Neue Alte Brücke and Real Fine Arts, Valentin, Paris
If there would be a face, Dependance, Brussels
Used Photo Copier, Hotel, London
The Piano Lesson, Vilma Gold, London

2011
Flaca, Portikus, Frankfurt
Will Benedict, Nikolas Gambaroff, Carissa Rodriguez, Renwick Gallery, New York
A Hole is to Dig, Office Baroque, Antwerp

2010
Before and After, Balice Hertling, Paris
Will Benedict, Lucie Stahl, Caribic Residency, Hamburg
Something Blue, Issue 1, Landings, Oslo
Something Blue, Pilot issue, Archive Kabinett, Berlin

2009
Will Benedict, Sara Deraedt, Förderverein für Aktuelle Kunst, Münster
Will Benedict, Michael Hall, Tom Humphreys, Wolfram Otto, Kunstbüro, Vienna
Sleepwalking, Temporary Gallery, Cologne
Thomas Bayrle, Will Benedict, Andrei Koschmieder, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt

2008
Will Benedict, Anita Leisz, Lucie Stahl, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Will Benedict, Sara Deraedt, Markus Krottendorfer, SongSong, Vienna
Mystery of the Invisible Clock, curated by Joshua Nathanson, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
Zuordnungsprobleme, Galerie Johann Koenig, Berlin
Zero Track, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Boltenstern.raum, Vienna
Egypted, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

2007
It Takes Something to Make Something, Sammlung Rausch, Portikus, Frankfurt
Absolventenausstellung Staedelmuseum, Frankfurt
Where was I?, curated by Joshua Nathanson, Pauline, Los Angeles
Sex, Tension, Despair, Wow so what!, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Open Dojo, Kreiling and Dodd, Los Angeles
This is Happening, curated by Martin Guttmann, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

2006
Weird War, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart
Ayurvedic, Free Clinic, Chicago
The Common Reader, TPS, San Antonio
Beast or Dressed Like a Beast, Flaca, London

2005
Everything in Particular, curated by Kevin Hainley and Michael Krebber, ACME, Los Angeles
Honey, sometimes your low self esteem is just common sense, Galerie Nomadenoase, Hamburg
Having Differences, I-20, New York
Winter’s Back Show, Nizza Transfer, Frankfurt

2004
Provider, Peanutbutter Shop, Los Angeles
Right To Militancy, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

 

Curated Exhibitions

2013
Vertical Club, Bortolami Gallery, New York

2012
Anita Leisz/ Nora Schultz, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Clegg&Guttmann, Bawag Contemporary
Commercial Psycho, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2011
Edition/ Non-Edition, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Anita Leisz/ Wolfgang Breuer, w/ Lucie Stahl, Renwick Gallery, New York
Pro Choice, w/ Lucie Stahl, Shattendorf Kunstverein, Shattendorf

2008
Egypted, Kunstverein Exnergasse, Vienna

2007
Michaela Eichwald/ Jana Euler, Egypted, Vienna
Lucy Dodd/ Josh Nathanson/ Bernhard Willhelm, Egypted, Vienna
Thomas Bayrle, Egypted, Vienna
Poster Show, Egypted, Vienna

Since 2008 Will Benedict and Lucie Stahl have run the exhibition space Pro Choice in Vienna