Beny Wagner is an artist, filmmaker, researcher and writer. Working in moving image, text, installation and lectures, he constructs non-linear narratives situated within the ever shifting threshold of the human body. His research themes have included: histories of metabolism, agricultural production, the politics of waste, histories of monsters. He is currently working on a long-term collaborative project together with Sasha Litvintseva.
He has presented his work in festivals, exhibitions and conferences internationally including: Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Eye Film Museum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 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. His work has been featured in Artforum, Spike Magazine Quarterly, Frieze Magazine, Kaleidoscope Press, Flash Art and Die Zeit. His writing has been published in e-flux, Valiz and Sonic Acts Press among others.
Wagner is 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. He is currently a senior lecturer at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and has been a guest lecturer at several other academies. Wagner graduated from Bard College in 2008 and was a researcher at Jan van Eyck Academy in 2015-6.