I am an artist, filmmaker, researcher and writer. Working in moving image, text, installation and lectures, I construct non-linear narratives that probe the ever shifting threshold of the human body in time. I have explored themes ranging from histories of metabolism, to the social and political histories of measurement standardization, the politics of waste, to histories of monsters in European science. Since 2017, much of my work is produced in the context of my ongoing collaboration with Sasha Litvintseva.

I have presented work in festivals, exhibitions and conferences internationally including: Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Courtisane, Museum of Moving Image New York, Eye Film Museum Amsterdam, Criterion Channel, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Los Angeles Film Forum, Media Art Biennale WRO, 5th and 6th Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Plato Ostrava, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Sonic Acts, Impakt Festival, Berlin Atonal, Venice Biennale, White Columns among many others. My work has been featured in Artforum, BOMB Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, Spike Magazine Quarterly, Frieze Magazine, Kaleidoscope Press and Flash Art. My writing has been published in e-flux, Valiz and Sonic Acts Press among others.

I am currently a PhD candidate at the Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research Group at Winchester School of Art, Southampton University in association with Centre for Media Research, Bath Spa University. Between 2017-2021 I was a senior lecturer at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and I've been a guest lecturer at several other academies. I was a researcher at Jan van Eyck Academy in 2015-6.

Contact: benywagner@gmail.com