Annick Lavallée-Benny was born in Québec (Canada) where she first studied set and costume design. After a few years of practice in Montréal, she engaged into contemporary performance making at the Norwegian Theatre Academy where she completed a degree in scenography. She was awarded the Gold Medal for Most Promising Talent at the Prague Quadrennial 2011 in recognition of a site specific large scale installation project. Now alternating basis between Montreal and Berlin, she works as a freelancer at the meeting point of architecture, visual arts and theatre.
She has collaborated on several productions with Robert Wilson in the recent years. Amongst others figure Monteverdi's cycle at La Scala in Milan and Opéra National de Paris, Verdi's Macbeth produced between Sao Paolo and Bologna, The Old Woman by Daniil Kharms opened in Manchester, Life & Death of Marina Abramovic which completed it’s tour at the New York Armory on Park and a series of video portraits of Lady Gaga exhibited at Musee du Louvres last year.
As part of her independent art practice, she took part twice in the Moscow International Biennale for young art showing works in exhibitions curated by Andrey Bartenev.