Artist working with installation, experimental video and animation, sculpture and drawing to examine queer “technosexuality” in our ever expanding digital age.
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), 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), Vanity Projects (New York, NY), Locomoción Festival de Animacion (Mexico City, Mexico), CICA Museum (Gimpo-se, Republic of Korea), PLUG Projects (Kansas City, Missouri), 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) and the Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, Michigan), the Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, Missouri), and is currently in residence at 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.
  • Director (7 Credits)
    the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies2020
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    from this side of space to the other side of the signal2017
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Impenetrable as Night2016
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Impenetrable as Night - 2016
    Animation, Experimental, Web / New Media
    Human, Next: Phase One2014
    Oh When the Saints2014
    Oh When the Saints: Sacrament and Dissolution2014
    Animation, Short
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    from this side of space to the other side of the signal2017
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Human, Next: Phase Three2016
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Human, Next: Phase Two2015
    Animation, Short
    Human, Next: Phase One2014
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    from this side of space to the other side of the signal2017
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Video, Animation, Sound Composition (1 Credit)
    Human, Next: Phase Two2015
    Animation, Short
Official Selection
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
21st Korea Queer Film Festival
Seoul
2021
Official Selection
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
11th Pune Short Film Festival 2021
Maharashtra
2021
Official Selection
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
El Ojo Iluso: Festival de Cine de Animacion
San Cristóbal, Táchira
2021
Artist (1 of 3)
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
Frequency Fridays @ The Fuse Factory
Columbus, Ohio
2021
Official Selection
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
An Ordinary Day Film Festival
Stockholm
2021
Artist (1 of 3)
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
In My Own Skin
Kansas City, Missouri
2021
Official Selection
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
Athens Animfest
Athens
2021
Official Selection
the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies
Performing Media Festival
South Bend, Indiana
2021
Best Experimental Film
Oh When the Saints: Sacrament and Dissolution
Toronto Urban Film Festival
Toronto, Canada
2014
NOTE: Exhibition (installation work) exhibited through June 20, 2014
Oh When the Saints
Oh When the Saints
Charno Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition
2014
NOTE: NOT FESTIVAL, EXHIBITION (UNTIL May 8, 2014)
Human, Next: Phase One
Tooth and Nail
New York, NY
2014
College
Carnegie Mellon University
B.F.A. Art (Concentration Electronic Time-Based Media
20022006
College
University of California, Davis
M.F.A. in Art Studio
20092011
High School
Bronx High School of Science
19982002
Birth Date
November 3, 1984
Birth City
New York, NY
Current City
Kansas City, Missouri
Hometown
New York, NY
Gender
Male
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
Artist working with installation, experimental video and animation, sculpture and drawing to examine queer “technosexuality” in our ever expanding digital age.