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Benjamin Rosenthal

School of the Arts (SotA) - School of the Arts - Visual Art
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Chalmers Hall, Office 300 / Studio 508
University of Kansas
1467 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-3102


Summary

Benjamin Rosenthal holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been exhibited internationally in such venues/festivals as the Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL), ESPACIO ENTER: Festival International Creatividad, Innovacíon y Cultural Digital (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (São Paulo, Brazil), Vanity Projects (New York, NY), Locomoción Festival de Animacion (Mexico City, Mexico), CICA Museum (Gimpo-se, Republic of Korea), PLUG Projects (Kansas City, Missouri), the LINOLEUM Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media Art (Kyiv, Ukraine), and SIGGRAPH Asia (Bangkok, Thailand), among others. He has been in residence at the Fjúk Arts Centre (Husavík, Iceland), Signal Culture (Owego, New York) and the Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, Michigan), the Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, Missouri), and is currently in residence at The Studios Inc (Kansas City, Missouri). His work across media explores what he theorizes as queer “technosexuality,” and challenges the supremacy of physical contact in a technocultural age. Rosenthal is Associate Professor of Expanded Media, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas, where he has been since 2012, and teaches video art, performance art, experimental animation, graduate seminar and interdisciplinary practices.


Research Interests

  • Posthumanity
  • Technosexuality
  • Hybridity
  • Queer art
  • Lgbtq
  • Technology
  • Performance art
  • Video art
  • New media art
  • Installation art
  • Experimental animation

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