Will Benedict


Selected Works


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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


Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


Curated Exhibitions

Vertical Club, Bortolami Gallery, New York.

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

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.

Egypted, Kunstverein Exnergasse, Vienna.

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.