After an average high-school curriculum in Vienna, BENKA took to music and joined different French metal bands as a drummer (XTRUNK, B2RH...)
BENKA pursued his music career while studying for his clinical psychology degree with a focus on smartphone addictions. This is the subject of his thesis which inspires him to create paintings representing aspects of AIs and smartphone addiction problems in our society. In 2015, BENKA started studying art as an self-taught artist.
BENKA opposes mankinds dangerous game of underestimating the consequences of AIs such as the humanoid Sophia, Erica or even Ai-da. BENKA uses captchas in his artworks.
That´s a way for this artistic "John Connor" to denounce the robotization of our world but also the new generation of "human robots" addicted to their smartphones. Captchas serve as a security check and consist of randomly arranged numbers and/or letters. With captchas you can check if a human or a machine is involved.
These captchas are interpreted by BENKA and transformed into a symbol of his artistic struggle.
BENKA is now working and living in Munich.
2020 Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Z22, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 Affordable Art Fair, Galerie Z22, Hamburg, Germany
2018 Art Salzburg contemporary, Galerie Z22, Salzburg, Germany
2017 Discovery Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
2020 CAPTCHA, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding, Germany
2018 You´d better shoot the robot first, Galerie Z22, Berlin, Germany
2018 Take a look into your reflection, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding, Germany
2017 Human robot, Galerie Z22, Berlin, Germany
2020 Kunstsalon, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding, Germany
2019 AUS DER STRÖMUNG 4, KUNST BLOCK BALVE, Munich, Germany
2018 Armer Sammler, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2017 Autodidakt, Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany
2017 Flowerpower, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding, Germany
2016 Kleben und Kleben lassen, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding, Germany