Photo: Katy Beinart in London & Brighton, South East

Katy Beinart

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

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

I 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 re-enactment of 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 currently teach Architecture at the University of Brighton.

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Location London & 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

News & Events

  • Brixton Conversations

    Upstairs at the Ritzy Cinema, The Ritzy - Coldharbour Lane London SW2 1JG GB

    A short film by Anchor and Magnet. The film asks 10 Brixtonites to discuss what heritage means, what is home and what creates a connection to place in a neighbourhood as rapidly changing as Brixton.

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  • Dangerous discoveries at Biddulph Grange

    31/07/2015 – 31/10/2015
    Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD

    The launch of Imagined Geographies, new artworks by Katy and Rebecca Beinart commissioned for Biddulph Grange garden by the National Trust. Part of the dangerous discoveries exhibition.

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