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.

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, Project management, Evaluation, Film-making
Artforms / type of project Architecture, Film & Video, Installation, Photography, Public Art
Tags memory, maps, migration, archives, family, salt, material culture, regeneration, participatory, identity

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