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 to examine themes of history, identity and place. My artworks combine research processes with installation and site-based works, in projects with varied (but often long) durations. These respond to the context of places, examining themes of history/memory, and cultural identity. Through the recreation, re-enactment and alteration of obsolete technologies and rituals, I am interested in revealing pasts, and re-writing narratives of the links between place and identity. Participation and collaboration feature in some of my work, and through these processes I want to create dialogue, inviting users to collaborate in the process of place-making, and bringing active processes of remembering into the present. I trained as an architect at the Bartlett, University College, London and Oxford Brookes University, and my practice involves a research process using architectural representations, including map-making and drawing, photography, and film. Outcomes include installations, public art works, and performance as well as documentation of process. I am currently doing a PhD by Architectural Design at the Bartlett, University College London. My research, titled 'Salted Earth', has developed from recent practice exploring genealogy, migration, place and cultural adaptation. I am developing new work which links salt, migrant histories, and regeneration. In addition to my artistic practice, I have extensive experience as an educator in galleries, schools and informal settings, and I currently teach Architecture at the University of Brighton. read full statement

Location London & Brighton, South East
Activities Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Art historical research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning projects / programmes, Built environment, Community arts, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Critical writing, Creative writing, Gallery education, Visual arts consultancy, Project management, Evaluation, Film-making
Artforms Architecture, Film & Video, Installation, Photography, Public Art
Tags memory, maps, migration, archives, family, salt, material culture, regeneration, participatory, identity

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