Benjamin Rosenthal received his MFA in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis in 2011, his B.F.A. in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, and studied briefly at the Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design in Komaki City, Japan in 2005. Working across a variety of disciplines, he investigates the strategies of how we perform—systems of control, manipulation, psychological conditioning, and violence—establishing a tension between these strategies and their counterparts in popular and mediated culture. His work has been screened and/or exhibited at such venues as FstForward>> in Antwerp, Belgium, the Kunsthalle Basel (VIPER Basel) in Basel, Switzerland, the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Villa Paolina Bonaparte Museum in Viareggio, Italy. His work was most recently exhibited as part of the House of Others 2011 MFA Exhibition at the Nelson Gallery of the University of California, Davis in Davis, California.