Bianca Kennedy was born in Leipzig in 1989. She studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and graduated with a Meisterschüler degree (2017). Scholarships took her to North America, Barcelona, Athens and Tokyo. Kennedy's animations, drawings and site-specific installations have been shown at Kunstverein Munich, Kuandu Museum Taipei, C-Gallery Milan and the Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka, among others. She depicts the human abyss in her analytical stop-motion animations and regularly works on photographs and drawing series in which she stages miniatures she has created herself.
Bianca Kennedy lives and works as a freelance artist in Berlin.
Using animation, video, virtual reality, found footage and drawing, Bianca Kennedy creates parallel worlds by transforming or recombining opposing contexts. Kennedy's focus on physicality, black humour and disturbing elements addresses human and animal longings.
Together with Swan Collective, they form kennedy+swan (founded in 2013). Their video and virtual reality works deal with the future of evolution and its effects on plants, animals and humans. kennedy+swan imagine utopian worlds in which humans no longer have a predominant position.
Kennedy has exhibited internationally in museums and festivals. Recent exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art (2021), Krinzinger Schottenfeld Vienna (2021), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2020), Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (2020), CCBB Rio de Janeiro (2019) and Sundance Film Festival (2020). She is a winner of the LOOP Discover Award 2018 and won the TOY Berlin Masters Prize in 2019.
Kennedy + Swan
Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective
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Kennedy + Swan