Approved: 01.01.2011

Amelia Beavis-Harrison

Artist, Curator, Writer

Approved: 01.01.2011

Amelia’s practice uses tandem strands of performance that alternate between minimal works in public space and theatrically staged environments in galleries or theatres. The work which primarily explore links between histories and contemporary politics, making links that are relevant today from situations that have occurred in the past. Her use of sculptural elements to create environments often

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  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Activities: Lecturing, Residencies, Participatory projects, Public art, Curating
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Installation, Live Art, Performance, Sculpture
  • Tags: costume, narrative, situation, performance, history, politics
 
 
 

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    Biography

    Amelia’s practice uses tandem strands of performance that alternate between minimal works in public space and theatrically staged environments in galleries or theatres. The work which primarily explore links between histories and contemporary politics, making links that are relevant today from situations that have occurred in the past. Her use of sculptural elements to create environments often means the work functions on two levels, that of a performance and the aftermath which is often viewed as installation or residue. Dependant on the venue Amelia often work’s directly with a particular context or history relevant to the site to produce new work.

    Important to Amelia’s practice is research which is used as a tool for understanding by looking at court records, maps, government records and other materials. The written material found through research often makes its way into Amelia’s performance as documents are read out aloud and de-constructed. Aspects of Amelia’s work embellish theatrical qualities as performers take on roles that seem arbitrary but are central to the piece, allowing performers to act as living sculptures. This investigation into the role of the performer is extended through the use of costume which is negotiated as an object with the ability to create a visual conversation. For Amelia the context of the work and the visual simultaneously work together creating a many levelled performance that allows for a visual reading of the work in tandem with the performances actions. 

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training
    2015 - MA Fine Art, KHiO Oslo National Academy of the Arts,  
    2007 - BA Hons, Fine Art, University of Lincoln,

    Awards
    2015 - Blixprisen, Blix Fond
            - FKDS (Fondet for Kunst- og design), Project Award 
    2014 - Ungkunststipend 2015 (Young Artists Scholarship) – Festspillene i Nord-Norge (The Festival of North Norway)

    Exhibitions and Performance

    Forthcoming                        
    - Munchmuseet i bevegelse, Munch Museum & UKS, Oslo, NO
    - Arctic Hysteria, Locus, New York, USA 
    - Expressions of Research, FAB/ ICIA, Bath, UK
    - Tomorrow is Never Enough, Studio 17, Stavanger, NO

    2016 - Collected Stories, Luda, St Petersburg, RU
    2016 - Publica, CST Terminus, Art Oxygen, Mumbai, IN
    2016 - Publica, Batashewala Complex, Floodlight Foundation, Delhi, IN
    2016 - Tatt av Heimdal, Performance Festival, Heimdal kunstforening, NO
    2016 - PNEK Night: As One Door Closes, PNEK, Oslo, NO

    2015 - Start Point Art Prize, Prague National Gallery, Prague, CZ
    2015 - Staging the Artwork 2, Article Gallery, Birmingham, UK
    2015 - Sluice Art Fair, OXO Tower, London, UK
    2015 - Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad, NO
    2015 - All maten du åt og tankene i hjernen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
    2015 - PAB Open, Bergen Prison, Bergen, NO
    2015 - PAO@ Steilene Islands‏, Steilene, Oslo, NO
    2015 - Identitet: menneske og sted, Østlandsutstillingen, Oslo, NO
    2015 - OCC Talents Archive, Onassis Culture Centre, Athens, GR
    2015 - Telephone, Satellite Collective, New York, USA
    2015 - Critical Costume, Aalto University, Helsinki, FI
    2015 - Silenced Histories, Live Art Bistro, Leeds, UK
    2015 - Tempus Fugit, Syson Gallery, Nottingham, UK
    2015 - When Hostilities End, Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, Oslo, NO

    2014 - Visual Poetry, Performance Art Oslo Festival, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo, NO
    2014 - Bring Your Own Beamer, Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
    2014 - The Gamblers Judgment, One Night Only, Oslo, NO
    2014 - ++, Black Box Theatre, Oslo, NO
    2014 - Fire From the North, Store Svinvika, Vardø, NO
    2014 - Utstilling, Oslo Ladega°rd, Oslo, NO
    2014 - Echoing Tracks, Drammen Kunstforening, Drammen, NO
    2014 - Seen Created, Beacon Art Project, Lincolnshire, UK
    2014 - Cabbages and Kings, Kusthavn, Oslo, NO
    2014 - 3 Sides of a Triangle, Steenstrup Galleri, Oslo, NO
    2014 - The Big Bang, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO 

    2013 - PIP Show, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Oslo, NO
    2013 - Pump House Open, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
    2013 - Things that seem to happen by chance, City Centre, Birmingham, UK
    2013 - Inaugural Proposal, PI, Gallery Steenstrupsgate, Oslo, NO
    2013 - Dimanche Rouge Festival, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
    2013 - Past is Prolouge, Womans Art Library, Goldsmiths, UK 
    2013 - Lot No, Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester, UK
    2013 - Dance 4 Tour, Dance 4, Notingham, UK
    2013 - Performing Paper, Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK 
    2013 - Live Art Dogging, Curated by Daniel Oliver, Reactor Halls, Nottingham, UK 
    2013 - Pot Luck 7, curated by Accidental Collective, Limbo, Margate, UK 

    2012 - SPILL Festival, Ipswitch, UK
    2012 - Function VI, Reactor, Nottingham, UK
    2012 - Time and Time and Time, part of Compass, curated by Amanda Coogan, Beacon, Spalding, UK 
    2012 - World Event Young Artists festival, Waverly Theater, Nottingham, UK 
    2012 - Boeing Way to Gas Street, Departure Foundation, Birmingham, UK
    2012 - Hazard, Hab, Word of Warning, Manchester, UK 
    2012 - Unofficial Histories, Bishopgate Institute, London, UK 

    2011 - STOFF 2011, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE
    2011 - Artside Festival, Multiple Venues, Southend on Sea, UK 
    2011 - Format Festival, Various venues , Derbyshire, UK 
    2011 - Six Degrees, Monks Gallery, UK 
    2011 - Water Tower Art Festival, ROCA Showroom, Sofia, Bulgaria, BG 
    2011 - Bimonthlies , Beacon, Wellingore, UK 
    2011 - Circuit, PACE, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 
    2011 - Poolside Emergency, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK 

    2010 - Wunderkammer, Side Show (British Art Show Fringe), Nottingham, UK 
    2010 - Emergency, Greenroom, Manchester, UK 2010 - Sorry, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK
    2010 - Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK

    2009 - Imagination Christmas, Tether, Nottingham, UK
    2009 - Interrogation Walsall, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK 
    2009 - Art Crawl Festival, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, UK