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    Julie Béna was born in 1982 in Paris, France, and currently lives and works between Prague and Paris. She is a graduate of the Villa Arson, Nice, and attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2012–13, she was part of le Pavillon, the research laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In 2018, she was nominated for the Prix AWARE women art prize.


    2023 Fondation des Artistes for the project Dirty Shirley
    Bourse collection monographie, Adagp
    2019 Fondation des artistes pour Anna and the Jester
    2016 Aide à la création, CNAP
    2015 Institut Français, résidence américaine
    2015 Aide à la première exposition, CNAP
    2014 Aide au projet, FNAGP, Fondation Rothschild
    2014 Aide au matériel, DRAC
    2011 Aide individuelle à la création, DRAC île de France
    2011 Aide à la création Région centre Aide à la création du Val- de -Marne


    Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld, DE
    CAPC, Bordeaux, FR
    Fond d’art contemporain – Paris Collection, FR
    Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap), Paris, FR
    FRAC MÉCA Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux, FR
    FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, FR
    FRAC Normandie, Caen, FR
    Fiorucci Arts Trust
    Tapisserie Aubusson
    Foundation Kunsthalle Praha, CZ
    Havrlant Art Collection, CZ

    Vitrine Hermès, Prague (CZ)
    Retrospective at Plato, Ostrava, (May 2024) (CZ)
    Polansky Gallery, Prague (October 2024) (CZ)

    Duo exhibition with Anna Hulačová, CEEAC, Strasbourg (FR)

    Life is Theatre, NICO, Bari (IT)
    Sombre dimanche, Longtermhanstand, Budapest (HU)

    The Den, NıCOLETTı, London (UK)
    Miles, curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Villa Arson, Nice (FR)
    Artissima, art fair with NıCOLETTı, Torino (IT)

    The wolf, the princess and the little soldier, Polansky Gallery, Prague (CZ)
    The Jester and Death, Kunstraum, London (UK)
    Les Lèvres Rouges, Kunstverein Bielefeld (DE)

    Anna and the Jester in Window of Opportunity, Jeu de Paume, Paris (FR)
    Anna and the Jester, CAPC Bordeaux (FR)
    Who wants to be my horse, Gallery Joseph Tang, Paris (FR)
    Anna and the Jester, Museo Amparo, Puebla, (MX)

    Rose and the Wheels of Fortune, 1646, The Hague (NL)
    Frieze New York with Galerie Joseph Tang (US)
    GENESIS, Polansky Gallery, Brno (CZ)

    Have you seen Pantopon Rose?, Passerelle, Brest (FR)

    L'Eternelle insatisfaite, Curator: Marketa Stara, SYNTAX, Lisbon (PT)
    Purple unicorn, Galerie Ferdinanda Baummana, Prague (CZ)

    NailTang,Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris (FR)
    How to Ask Better Questions?, Artopia, Milano (IT)
    DESTINY, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers (FR)

    T&T consortium, you're already elsewhere, French Institute, New York (US)

    The Song of the hands curator Linda Mai Green. 100% Transparent, New York (US)

    Das Reisebüro. Display art projects, Paris (FR)

    Dormancy Settings, Longtermhandstand Budapest (HU)

    F.I.R.E. - Flames In Readymade Entertainment, Longtermhandstand, Budapest (HU)
    Jabberwocky, curated by Vittoria Matarrese, Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris (FR)
    Fragments of Other Knowledge at The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (IS)
    Recent Acquisitions and Eternal Loves – Part I, Nicoletta Fiorucci Foundation, Monaco, co-curated by Giulia Civardi (MC)
    Les Mots troubles, Fondation d’entreprise Pernod-Ricard, Paris, FR -4 chapters-
    Beyond Nuclear Family: Closing Event, curated by Jindřich Chalupecký Society (SJCH) curatorial team, EFA Project Space, NYC (USA)
    The Worlds of Jindřich Chalupecký, Galéria mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava (SK)
    Baitball, Palazzo San Giuseppe, Polignano a mare (IT)

    Corridor, curated by ELDERS collective, Kortrijk (BE)
    Reduction to Satire, New Art Dealers Alliance (online)
    Au bonheur, CEAAC, Strasbourg (FR)
    Oral Texte, Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris (FR)
    Move: Intimacy as Resistance, National Gallery, Prague (CZ)
    Contre-Nature, MOCO, Montpellier (FR)
    Hypernuit, Base sous-marine, Bordeaux (FR)
    Meia-Noite parte 2, Biennale de Coimbra, Coimbra (PT)
    The Worlds of Jindřich Chalupecký, GHMP, Prague (CZ)
    Sun kissed, Neve, Los Angele (USA)
    Wells of Wisdom, Meet Factory, Prague (CZ)
    Sleeping beauty, Staedelschule, Frankfurt (DE)

    Movement toward the Other, curated by Cortney Stell, Denver Evans School, Denver (USA)
    The Holder, The Story, curated by Bella Anastasio, School of Visual Arts, New York (USA)
    Virtual Body, curated by Wilko Austermann, Quartier am Hafen, Cologne (DE)
    Mikulov Symposium, Mikulov (CZ)
    Duel, curated by Johanna Caplliure, Center Parraga, Murcia (ES)
    X, curated by Claude Closky, Frac pays de la Loire, Carquefou (FR)
    Bread & Salt, The community, Paris (FR)
    LIVE WORKS SUMMIT 2021, Central Fies, Dro (IT)
    You’ve got a mail, PAF Gallery, Olomouc (CZ)
    The Rise of the Care Machines, curated by Wednesday Kim and Flavia Visconte, Deformal, New York (USA) / Juniin Galeria, Guayas (EC)

    Les Moyens du bord, organized by Centre Pompidou, La Villette, Paris (FR)
    Disembodied Behaviors, curated by Zaiba Jabbar and Valerie Amend, Bitforms gallery, New York (USA)
    Collection n°11, Interior and the collectors, Lyon (FR)
    Still, hope for mutation, Lucie Drdova Gallery, Prague (CZ)

    Volcano Extravaganza, curated by Milovan Farronato, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli (IT)

    Textus Ex Machina, curated by Peter Benze, aqb Project Space, Budapest (HU)
    Body, curated by Domenico de Chirico, L’inconnue, Montréal (CA)
    Horse & Britches, Drdova gallery, Prague (CZ)
    I want to know now, curated by Amanda Moreno and Johanna Caplliure, C arte C, Madrid (ES)
    Something soft, curated by Hannah Conroy, Kunstraum, London (UK)
    Some of us, curated by Jerome Cotinet-Alphaize, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf (DE)

    A Cris Ouverts, Biennale de Rennes. Curated by Celine Kopp & Etienne Bernard, Rennes (FR)
    Azur et Bermudes, Art-o-Rama, Marseille (FR)
    Inside the House, The Community, Paris (FR)
    DISORDER, BOZAR, Brussels (BE)
    Entangled Tales, RUPERT, Vinius (LT)
    Recto/verso. Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (FR)
    CONDO, Adams Ollman hosted by Chapter NY, New York (US)
    Room Raiders, Mathew Gallery, New York (US)
    Exhibition for the AWARE price 2018/ Price for women artist. Musée des Archives, Paris (FR)
    How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD. Curator: Joey Tang. Beeler Gallery, Ohio, (US)
    EX.PDF : exposer les écritures exposées, Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, (BE)

    Trouble, Tomi Ungerer Museum, FR
    Stories of Rivers, Steirischer herbst, Graz, AU
    It needed to be tender and to be whipped, curated by Natálie Kubíková and Mia Milgrom, Garage Gallery, Prague, CZ

    La Chatte de la Fondation, Fondation d’entreprise Pernod-Ricard, Paris, FR

    The Wheel of Fortune, in the context of Les Moyens du bord, curated by Centre Pompidou, La Villette, Paris, FR
    Trouble, in the context of Anna and the Jester in Window of Opportunity, Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR

    MO.CO. LIVE #3, MO.CO, Montpellier, FR
    Volcano Extravaganza - 2019 DEATH, curated by Maria Farronato, Fiorucci Art Trust, London, UK

    Have you seen Pantopon Rose? The one-person show, Centre Pompidou, Paris FR
    Soir de Paris, Independent art fair, Brussels, BE
    Soir de Paris, Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard, curated by Christian Alandete, Paris, FR
    Bande à Part, Mrac-Serignan, Serignan, FR
    L'institut d’Esthétique, DoDisturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

    Have you seen Pantopon Rose? The one-person show, in the context of In formation, curated by Juliette Desorgues and Steve Cairn, ICA, London, UK
    Tweedledee, the zombie and the mermaid, in the context of DoDisturb, curated by Vittoria Mattarrese, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
    After the Bridegroom, performance with Hanne Lippard, in the context of the Playground Festival, curated by Marie de Brugerolle, M Leuven, BE

    Le Serpent s'est mordu la queue, Fotograf Gallery, Prague, CZ
    By en Grit, Tiny Berg or Briny Get, CAC brétigny, Brétigny, FR

    Dan and Nad, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, US
    Dial-A-Poem, in the context of I love John Giorno, by Ugo Rondinone, curated by Florence Ostence, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
    The song of the hands, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, US
    Nail Tang, Artissima with Galerie Joseph Tang, Turin, IT
    A cat at the window, in the frame of Prologue to a fiction of a space that does not yet exist, ODD, Bucarest, RO

    Have you seen Pantopon Rose, Acte 2, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum, Fahrenheit,
    Los Angeles, US
    La Bête, curated by Mehdi Brit, Musée de la chasse, Paris, FR
    SAM, performance with Antonio Contador, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

    The Song of the hands, PERFORMA 13, In 100% Transparent, New-York, US
    S, with Antonio Contador, Fondation Calouste-Gulbenkian, Paris, FR

    Stimulo, with Antonio Contador, Nuit Blanche, Fondation Rcard, Paris, FR
    Have you seen Pantopon Rose? Acte 1, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, CA
    Le Chat est dans la forêt, curated by Antonio Contador, Ivry-sur-Seine, FR

    Have you seen Pantopon Rose ? (Prologue), during Channel, This is not french cinema, curated by Barbara Sirieix, Josefine Wikström, Deptford X Festival, London, UK
    Tout ce qui arrive arrive par l’escalier, Galerie LMD, Paris, FR

    Kimindigotiga, Printemps de septembre, with Kit, curated by Éric Mangion, Lieu Commun, Toulouse, FR
    Une ville à l’oblique, le Parc St Léger contemporary art center, FR
    Avant la tombée du jour, le Parc St Léger contemporary art center, FR

    Acclimation, with Kit, curated by Éric Mangion & Bénédicte Ramade, CNAC de la Villa Arson, Nice, FR
    Opération Tonnerre, with Kit, curated by Isabelle Le Normand, Mains d’oeuvres, St Ouen, FR