Julie Béna works on environments that draw inspiration from the world of literature, film, theater and popular culture. Béna studied at the Villa Arson in Nice and attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie at Amsterdam.
In 2012-2013, she was part of le Pavillon, the research laboratory of le Palais de Tokyo.

Selected solo exhibitions include: L’Eternelle Insatisfaite, Syntax, Lisbon (2016), Nail Tang, Galerie Joseph Tang (2015); How to ask better questions? Artopia, Milan; Destiny, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers (2015); T&T consortium, you’re already elsewhere, FIAF, New York (2014); or Das Reisebüro, Display art projects, Paris (2012). 

Selected collective exhibitions and screenings include: JUMP, Cac Brétigny, Brétigny (2016), PREDICTION, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2016), Camera of wonders, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico city (2015) ; Artists’Film Club: Breaking Joints: Part 2, ICA, London (2015) ; Rideaux / blinds, IAC, Villeurbanne (2015), Late capitalism, it’s like, almost over, The Luminary, St Louis, Missouri (2014); Things, Design Cloud, Chicago(2014); Graphic Design, Prague (2014); La Méthode Jacobson, Nouvelles vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013) .

She realized performance projects at Kadist Foundation, San Francisco (2015), Fahrenheit, Los Angeles (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014), PERFORMA 13, New-York (2013); La Fondation Ricard, Paris (2012) and La Fonderie Darling, Montréal (2011).