Photo: Katy Beinart in London & Brighton, South East

Katy Beinart

Artist, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Researcher, Gallery educator

My practice is interdisciplinary, combining elements of art and architecture. I trained as an architect at the Bartlett, University College, London and Oxford Brookes and have been a practicing artist for 10 years. I work across media including installation, sculpture, photography, film, drawing, performance and public art. My work has been shown in galleries in the UK and abroad and I have made public art works around the UK. I have also made performance works individually and collaboratively most recently for the 3rd Ghetto biennale. 

My approach is through research of a site or situation, in projects with varied durations. I respond to the context of places, examining themes of history, memory, culture and identity.

For example, through an indexical remaking of objects, and through re-enacting rituals, I am interested in revealing pasts, and re-writing narratives of place and identity. Archives, both real and invented, often feature in my work.

I work with participatory methods to invite users of places to collaborate in the process of place-making, and bringing active processes of remembering into the present.

I collaborate closely with my sister, artist Rebecca Beinart. I am also part of artists collective Anchor & Magnet with Barby Asante and Kate Theophilus, and I'm a founder and member of Figure Ground, an artists development organisation for art in the public realm.

I am currently doing a PhD by Architectural Design at the Bartlett, University College London. My PhD project is titled 'Salted Earth', and explores the poetics of salt, migration and regeneration.  

I have extensive experience as an educator in galleries, schools and informal settings, and I currently teach Architecture at the University of Brighton.

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Location London & Brighton, South East
Activities Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Art historical research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Built environment, Community arts, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Critical writing, Creative writing, Gallery education, Visual arts consultancy, Film-making
Artforms / type of project Architecture, Film & Video, Installation, Photography, Public Art
Tags participatory, identity, Public art, Migration, Memory, Mapping, Archive, Family History, Narrative, Ritual

News & Events

  • Biddulph Grange Garden commission

    I am working on a new commission with Rebecca Beinart, for Biddulph Grange Garden, a national trust garden in Staffordshire. We're developing new artworks based on Victorian plant explorers.

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