Julie Béna’s practice constitutes an eclectic set of references, combining contemporary and ancient literature, high and low art, joking, and seriousness, parallel times and spaces. Over the past years, Béna has developed a range of personal cosmologies in which she stages seemingly banal characters and objects that have enigmatic conversations and interactions with each other.
Julie Béna, born in 1982, lives and works between Paris and Prague. A graduate of the Villa Arson in Nice. In 2019, Béna had solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, CAPC museum in Bordeaux and the Amparo Museum in Puebla Mexico. Her work has recently been exhibited the the Biennale de Rennes (FR); Polansky Gallery (CZ);1646 (NL); C art C Madrid (ES); Bozar (BE), Chapter NY (US).
Within the last years, Béna has staged performances at Centre Pompidou (FR); ICA London (GB); M Leuven (BE); Palais de Tokyo (FR) and Performa NY (US).
Julie Béna is represented by Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, and Polansky Gallery, Prague.