Biography
Christina Benz (*1972, Zurich) studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College in London (BA of Fine Art, 2004) and gained a Master of Arts at Zurich University of the Arts in 2010. Focussing on the moving image, Christina Benz’ video projects and installations are shown at international galleries, art fairs and festivals. Her work addresses cultural and social aspects of our times. For the project Shifting Sands, Christina Benz collaborates with authors and musicians, creating stop-motion films that combine drawing, poetry and music and explore the interplay between these artforms.
Art Studies
2008 - 2010 Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich
2001 - 2004 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, First Class Honours, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
2000 - 2001 Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
Solo Exhibitions
2019 Shifting Sands, Wild Card 9, Strauhof, Zurich
2012 hurry up, man!, kabinett visarte, Zurich

2007 iquid, the trafalgar hotel, London with corbettPROJECTS, London 

2004 Christina Benz – pending, Galerie Plattformelf, Zurich 

2004 there is always hope and hit and miss, Window Gallery Charing Cross Rd, London
Solo Positions
2011 Volta NY, New York, Solo Position with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2010 Volta 6, Lightbox, Basel, Solo Position with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2008 Form – Video Project, London, with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2007 LOOP, The Video Art Festival '06, Barcelona, with Galeria dels Àngels, Barcelona
2006 LOOP, The Video Art Festival '06, Barcelona, with Galeria dels Àngels, Barcelona
2005 Artissima 12, Present Future, Turin, with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
(Nomination for the illy prize)
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair London, Photo2005, London with corbettPROJECTS, London
2005 LOOP, The Video Art Festival ’05, Barcelona, with Galeria dels Àngels, Barcelona
2005 Arco '05, Project Room, Madrid with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2005 The London Art Fair, Art Projects, London, with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
Group Exhibitions
2018 Kunst: Szene Zürich 2018, 12 Positionen, Studio XOX, Zurich
2017 Online Channel, Shortlist for Loop Discover Award 2017, Barcelona 
2016 Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Wir scheitern... und wie weiter?, Pfäffikon SZ
2015 Imago Mundi Helvetia, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Cini, Venice
2015 Pulse Play, ‘The Future’ video showcase curated by Billy Zhao, New York
2014 Al desnudo. Colección Ordóñez Falcón de Fotografía. TEA Tenerife, Centro de Fotografia, Tenerife
2014 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2013 Young Masters Figures in Art, London 
2012 Young Masters Art Prize, Sphinx Fine Art Gallery and 27 Cork Street Gallery, London
2012 Temporary Community - Christina Benz, Françoise Caraco and Karoline Schreiber, Sihlquai55, 
Zurich (Room stipend and Exhibition) 
2012 Slick12 Brussels, Project Space Ghost of a Dream & Christina Benz, with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 
2011 SIZE:matters Large Scale European Photography, Art Sensus, London
2011 Art at the Top‘ at Ronnette Riley Architect, New York, presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2011 Winter Exhibition, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 
2010 Light 21 - HC Berg, Brigitte Kowanz, Christina Benz, Centre for International Light Art, Unna
2010 MFA, Shedhalle, Zurich, MFA Degree Show, Zurich University of the Arts 
2010 Okolje Consulting Art Collection, Celje, Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje 
2009 Elisabeth Steinschneider presents…, Kunstmuseum Bern 
2008 Red Dot, London/New Yorkwith The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2007 Bridge Art Fair, Delayed Dreams, London, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 
2007 Berliner Liste, Germany, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 
2007 Summer Exhibition, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2007 The London Art Fair, London, with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 
2006 Bridge Art Fair, Miami with corbettPROJECTS, London 
2006 Show off Paris, with Augustin Dufrasne Gallery, Brussels 
2006 Antifreeze, Stockwell Studios, with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 
2006 Milgilounge Video Gallery, Cardiff
2005 FoKus Switzerland, KBB Kültür Büro Barcelona, Barcelona 
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Video Room, New York City, with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
2005 Diva Paris, Digital and Video Art Fair, Paris with Augustin Dufrasne Gallery, Brussels
2004 Christina Benz and Charles-Daniel Schreiber, Augustin Dufrasne Gallery, Brussels
2004 Future Map Visual Arts ’04, The Arts Gallery, London
2004 Kontorhaus, Valentinskamp 34, Hamburg
2004 Twisted Vine, London
2004 Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London
2003 XHIBIT 03, London Institute Gallery, London
Screenings
2020 Short of the Month, Base-Court, Switzerland
2020 Solothurn Film Festival
2019 Chahut au Château, Gevingey
2019 San Giò Verona Video Festival  2019, Verona
2012 LUFF does Tokyo, film presentation and Q&R, Tokyo Tokyo
2012 Mobile Territorien, Royal Baden
2011 Traverse Vidéo at Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse
2011 Artprojx, SVA Theatre, New York
2010 NIFF, Neuchâtel; Tour in Kiev Media Art Lab, Ukraine, Czech Film Center, Prague,
Strasbourg International Film Festival
2009 Solothurn Film Festival
2009 San Gio Filmfestival, Verona
2008 Videoex, Zurich
2008 Festival Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Québec
2008 Canadian Sport Film Festival, Toronto
2007 Amiens International Film Festival, Amiens
2007 Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Genf (with Videoex, Zurich)
2007 International Film Festival Locarno ('Le cinéma suisse de demain' Swiss Films/BAK)
2007 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto
2007 Cinéma Oblò, 'Chorégraphies pour un écran', Lausanne
2007 Videoex, Zurich
2007 Kino Pavasaris, Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam
2007 Solothurn Film Festival
2006 International Kortfilmfestival Leuven
2006 LUFF Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, Lausanne
2006 Nova, Landmark Century Cinemas, Chicago
2005 58° International Film Festival, Locarno
2005 PS3 Film Event at Culturesalon Aoyama, Tokyo
2004 Shortnight at Darklight Film Festival, Dublin
2004 Shortnight at Space-twotentwo, London and 291 Gallery, London
2002 Film Screenings at 291 Gallery, London
DVD-Compilations
2010 Shorts! Vol. 5, Film Festival Collection 
2008 swiss shorts_16, Swiss FIlms
2007 Le cinéma suisse de demain, Swiss Films/BAK
2006 swiss shorts_12, Swiss Films
Nominations
2017 Shortlist for the Loop Discover Award 2017, Barcelona
2012 Nomination for the Young Masters Art Prize, London
2005 Nomination for the illy prize, Artissima 12, Present Future, Turin