Benjamin Rosenthal

Benjamin Rosenthal
  • Associate Professor

Contact Info

Department Phone:
Chalmers Hall
1467 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
Chalmers Hall, room #508


Benjamin Rosenthal (b.1984, New York, NY, Lives and Works in Kansas City, Missouri) 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), Cairo Video Festival (Cairo, Egypt), SIMULTAN Festival (Timișoara, Romania), 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),  Locomoción Festival de Animacion (Mexico City, Mexico), 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), the Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, Michigan), the Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, Missouri), Mirante Xique-Xique (Igatu, Bahia, Brazil) and 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 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. 




MFA in Art Studio, University of California, Davis, 2011, Davis, CA
BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


Research interests:

  • posthumanity
  • technosexuality
  • hybridity
  • queer art
  • lgbtq
  • technology
  • performance art
  • video art
  • new media art
  • installation art
  • experimental animation

Creative Works