Approved: 28.06.2012

Ruth Beale

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Approved: 28.06.2012

Ruth Beale' practice takes the form of action-research into historical and social discourses, investigating cultural, epistemological and pedagogical concerns through discussion events, performance, drawing, collecting, and re-presentation of archive material. Theoretical interests manifest themselves in both long-term projects involving extensive archive research and collecting, and in more spontaneous

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Ruth Beale' practice takes the form of action-research into historical and social discourses, investigating cultural, epistemological and pedagogical concerns through discussion events, performance, drawing, collecting, and re-presentation of archive material. Theoretical interests manifest themselves in both long-term projects involving extensive archive research and collecting, and in more spontaneous performances which co-opt audiences, collaborators and participants. She is often present in the work as a performer, chair or orchestrator, or as scriptwriter, constructing plays and narratives from archive material, found texts and lists. Her poster-like prints advertise real and propositional events. A broad recurrent area of research is the role of art in society, and the tensions between individual and social emancipation. Libraries, archives and notions of heritage are a particular focus, specifically how culture and politics are managed, and how the preservation and dissemination of ideas and objects correlates with what is valued in society.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London 2002 - BA (Hons) Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art Solo exhibitions 2012 - Cultural Pursuits, Summer School, Gerald Moore Gallery, London 2011 - Pamphlet Library, Charlottenborg Books, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 2011 - Public Knowledge, Cubitt, London 2009 - WHAT I BELIEVE (A Polemical Collection), SPACE, London Group exhibitions 2012 - Event Show / The Way Things Go, Crate, Margate 2012 - Not in the Corners, Maria Stenfors Gallery, London 2012 - Reading Complex, Government Art Collection, London 2012 - The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire 2011 - Jobbers to the Stars, Café Gallery Projects, London 2011 - Oh, Zero, One, Cell Project Space, London (joint with Una Knox) 2011 - The Anti-Library, SPACE, London 2011 - The Department of Overlooked Histories, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire