Bianca Kennedy (born 1989 in Leipzig) studied fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and graduated as a “Meisterschüler”. Kennedy's works have been shown in museums, galleries and festivals, including the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig, the CCBB Rio de Janeiro, the LOOP Festival Barcelona and the Sundance Film Festival.
Her stop motion videos, virtual reality experiences and drawings merge into unconventionally disturbing installations that address physicality and depths of the human nature. With a wide formal range, Kennedy's works lead deep into the human psyche. Her animations are feverish dreams which unmask suppressed drives and atmospherically explore the limits of what is bearable. Her interest in the staging of the bathtub represents the climax of this confrontation to date; in the 3-channel installation and her drawing series (We're all in this together, 2018) she gathers all human emotions and brings the viewer into the bathtub (VR all in this together, 2018) or portrays how a judge lives in her tub (Bath the Pain Away, 2020).
In collaboration with The Swan Collective, they create video and virtual reality works that deal with the future of evolution. Their utopian scenarios propose the fusion of humans, animals and plants (HYBRID, 2016) or a solution to world hunger by eating insects, who in turn are not enthusiastic about this idea (ANIMALIA SUM, 2019).
Together with Janine Mackenroth she published the book “I Love Women in Art”, gathering 100 women working in the arts who each wrote about one female artist.
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