Katy Beinart

Katy Beinart

Artist, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Researcher, Community worker

I have been practicing as an interdisciplinary artist for over 10 years, combining elements of art and architecture, after training as an architect at the Bartlett, University College London and Oxford Brookes University. My work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries and as part of public art commissions, residencies and festivals. 

My practice includes installation, sculpture, photography, film, drawing, performance and public art. I often work on self-initiated long-term projects alongside shorter commissions and shows. I respond to the context of places, sites and situations, examining themes of history, memory, culture and identity.

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

Through an indexical remaking of objects and 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, and I'm a founder and member of Figure Ground, an artists development organisation for art in the public realm.

Since 1998 I have worked in arts education and community development, and I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Brighton. 

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