Rosie Benn is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Vienna.   Inspired by dialogical aesthetics and critical queering of ecologies, her practice explores environmental discourses through non-linear narratives. Strain and contradictions can embrace and transform within trials of regenerative approaches to failure, applying the technique of collage to various mediums be it drawing, performance, video or situational works.

Could a new road or climate change be an invasive species? How do you welcome an alien? And what if we were cats, that is, Catastrophic Animals on Terra? Such odd questions are breeding grounds for the collective and solitary explorations of possible cosmologies and kinships. For Rosie, art is a process with which epistemologies can be poetically and holistically engaged. In which mess can make space for complex meanings and absurd truths. 

Exhibitions / Performances

THE SPACE BETWEEN OUR TOES

Exhibition, workshops and performance

Mz*Baltazar's Lab, 

Vienna, 2021

WHAT'S EASIER TO TRAIN, A CAT OR A HUMAN?

Lecture-Performance

Klima Camp bei Wien

Vienna, 2021

MOUNTAINS PAINTED BY CATS,

Moos Atelier,

Artistic Book and Lecture-Performance within exhibition,

Vienna, 2020

MEET THE UNIVERSE

Exhibition

Aula der Wissenschaften

In collaboration with Cuántico, HEPHY and Art@CMS

Vienna, 2019

THE LANDING IS ON FRIDAY, EVENT OF SPECULATIVE ECOLOGY

Essence, Angewandte Universität der Kunst

Exhibition

Vienna, 2019

48 hour happening between trees and ruins,

Transcarpathia (Ukraine), 2018

STATE OF THE COMMUNITY

Video Installation at conference

Dhillon Marty Foundation, Unesco

Paris, 2018

STUDIO FRANKENSTEIN

Radio piece for Ö1-Kunstradio |
Live date: March 4, 2018

CIRCUIT TRAINING

Exhibition

das weisse haus Gallery

In cooperation with CERN (art@CMS and HEPHY – Institute of High Energy Physics).

Vienna, 2017

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DIALOGICAL SEMINAR

Dialogical performance within exhibition 'Beweis zu nichts' by Marcel Odenbach

Kunsthalle

Vienna, 2017

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO

Collective Performance

PS2 Gallery

Belfast, 2017

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FUTURE UNDONE

Performance within exhibition

AIL (Angewandte Innovation Lab)

Vienna, 2017

THE BALKON REFUGEE ROUTE, A PATHWAY TO SOLIDARITY

Performance and installation at conference

Europa House

Vienna, 2017

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IMAGINE ALL THE DATA

Exhibition

​Heiligen Kreuzer Hof

Vienna, 2017

WEIRD SISTERS, WICKED BODIES

Durational performance

The British Museum

London, 2014

WEIRD SISTERS

Durational performance

Richmix Theater

London, 2014

Creative Work

Creative Direction, Video Editor, for media series by the Environmental Research Network (ERN), Vienna, current

Video Editor,  for panel discussion and artistic research meeting All You Have to Lose is Ecstasy, The Intuitive, Somatic and Occult as Methods of Inquiry, host Monica C. LoCascio, within online conference Tabboo, Transgression and Transcendance, organiser Dalila Honorato, Assistant Professor at the Ionian University, 2020.


Assistant Curation Designer, 3D Construction Planner, Japan Unlimited, Museum Quarter Freiraum, 2019.

Concept and Creative Workshop Leader, with Space Social Space, Afrieurotext, Public Space, Diakonie, 2018.

Theatre design workshops, S.P.I.D Community Theatre, London, 2014.

Design for immersive performance and interaction, PunchDrunk, The Princes Trust, 2014.

Theatre Design workshops, Shakespeare in Shoreditch, Ideas Tap, 2014.

Assistant Designer, Immersive Theatre, RIFT, Harper Collins, The Ritz, 2014.

Installation Designer, Secret Productions for Secret Garden Party, 2014.

Participatory Artist, BBC Events and Creative Department in collaboration with Amelia Johnstone and Welsh National Opera, 2014.

Artistic Director, Music Video, NextDoorFilms and Visonquest, 2013.

Education 

2017 - 2020

MA Art & Science, Angewandte Universität der Kunst, Vienna

2011 - 2014

BA Illustration, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2008 - 2010

ND Graphic Design  Leeds College of Art & Design

Awards 

2018

Preis der Freien Szene, with collective project antifaschistisches Ballett

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