Julie Béna’s work oscillates between performance, installation and theater. Proceeding through incongruities, shifts and displacements, Béna diverts everyday images and objects. They gradually become the subjects of a variety of strange, poetic fictions. Through installation, photography, video or performance, the artist explores moments of transition, tuning in on the imperceptible and refining those minute moments into self-reflective action.
Julie Béna was born in 1982. She lives and works between Paris and Prague.
During 2019, Béna will have solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, CAPC museum in Bordeaux and the Amparo Museum in Puebla Mexico as part of the Satellite program curated by Laura Herman. Her recent exhibitions include the Biennale de Rennes (FR), Kunstraum (UK) Polansky gallery (CZ), 1646 (NL) and Bozar (BE). Béna had staged performances at the Independent Brussels (BE); Centre Pompidou (FR), and MRAC Serignan (FR) all within the last year.