Christina Benz, born in 1972 in Zurich, studied Fine Art in London from 2000-2004 and completed a BA (Honours) at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. In 2010 she completed her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts. Benz’s work has been selected for solo shows at several international art fairs including ARCO, Artissima (Nomination for the illy Prize, 2005) and VOLTA NY presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Her video installations have been exhibited in galleries in Zurich, London, Barcelona and Brussels. In 2010/11 her work featured at the Centre for International Light Art in Unna, Germany. Christina Benz lives and works in Zurich.

 

Christina Benz‘ works are visual comments on today‘s society. Previous works deal with the fragility of being and contain minimal scenarios with dark but humorous undertones. Many of the protagonists are constrained in prolonged repetitive situations, however undeterred, they continually strive to change their situation. Her most recent works focus specifically on media culture. Benz touches upon issues of identity linked to consumerism, branding and self promotion. The artist offers a playfully clever criticism on the diktat of the meritocracy.