Approved: 07.07.2020

barbara beyer

Artist, Community worker, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 07.07.2020

 I am interested in traces of human interventions with landscape, our imaginary places and landscapes. The idea of taking steps and negotiating obstacles. I try to find traces of these negociations in the environment and in our mindset.  I am currently working as a studio memeber At Rochester Square in London continuing exploration of ceramic processes. I work, with traditional ceramic- and building and materials like adobe, sand and plaster, slate, wood and metal. I like to investigate the behavior and compatibilities of the different materials, some left to dry, some fired, some cast some build. Shrinkage, cracking and changes in structure and surface imply reflections on the tension, fragmentation and fragility of our relation to our environment.

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Artist Statement

 I am interested in traces of human interventions with landscape, our imaginary places and landscapes. The idea of taking steps and negotiating obstacles. I try to find traces of these negociations in the environment and in our mindset.  I am currently working as a studio memeber At Rochester Square in London continuing exploration of ceramic processes. I work, with traditional ceramic- and building and materials like adobe, sand and plaster, slate, wood and metal. I like to investigate the behavior and compatibilities of the different materials, some left to dry, some fired, some cast some build. Shrinkage, cracking and changes in structure and surface imply reflections on the tension, fragmentation and fragility of our relation to our environment.

 I like to work with clear and archetypical forms in my sculptures, prints and drawings. Imperfections, fragmentation and deficiencies evoke ambiguous feelings of sturdiness and vulnerability at the same time. I observe the actions, what do we actually do when taking , shifting, changing forms and materials. 

I love to immerse myself hands on in the process of creative practise to initiate and follow a conscious but nonverbal dialogue with material, space, movement and tactile interventions. 

CV & Education

https://beyerba.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/beyer.ba/

https://aa2a.biz/network/user/barbara19

 

Born 1970 in Rheydt, Germany

Lives and works in London

Member of Royal Society of Sculptors

Associate Lecturer Bucks New University

 

 

1990-97             Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Fine Art: Sculpture in the class of Prof. Ansgar Nierhoff,

German Literature

History of Art

 

Exhibitions:

2021 Ashurst Emerging Art prize, shortlist exhibition,London

2021 Sculpture in the Valley, sculpture trail, Suffolk

2019   extinction rebellion summerhall residency, exhibition and live arts, Edinburgh Festival

2019   International photography exhibition, the Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Glasgow

2018    4+1, West Hampstead Community Centre

2017    Landelijk Atelierweekend, Atelier Danielle Stabel, Den Haag

2017    beyond the fence, Queenswood , London

2016    The Grey area, Nancy Victor Gallery, London

2012    Mapping the change Hackney Museum

2006     Free Range, Truman Brewery, London

2004     Royal Scottish Academy Annual exhibition, Edinburgh

2002     Barbara Beyer and Jackie McNamee, Kystmuseet Florø, Norway

2002      Chairs and Spinsters Sogn og Fjordane Kunstnersenter, Førde , Norway

2002     artworks, young artists of the year award, 2002, Tate Modern, London

2001     Meditation on World Peace, Auchendennan House, Loch Lomond

            Out Crescent Art Gallery Scarborough

2000:    Building Debate in Scotland, Royal Fine Arts Commission Scotland, Edinburgh

2000     Curraint d'Ajr II Scuol, Switzerland

1999      WAIW Eikaas galleriet, Jolster, Norway

Art in the Park House for an Artlover, Glasgow, UK

The artist' chair Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Hörma Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Germany

1998      Scottish Society of Artists Annual Exhibition Edinburgh

New Work Festival, New Walk Museum Leicester, UK

Royal Society of Artists annual exhibition Edinburgh

1997      Gelueste, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

O media dell'arte, Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung .Schloss Wahn,Cologne,

Der Freiheit ein Denkmal, Kunstverein Offenburg Mittelbaden

1996      9 aus Mainz, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim

1997      40 in 4 Kunst im sakralen Raum, Karmeliterkloster, Mainz

 

Awards and Projects:

 

2021     Shortlist Ashurst Emerging Art Prize

2019     AA2A residency program Bucks New University

2013     Occuppy Platform, Islington London

2013     Artist in residence Henrietta Barnett School

2011     Mapping the change, Cultural Olympics, Hackney Museum

2010     SAI (Society of Architectural Illustration), Drawing Inspiration Awards, Big Draw

2006     AA2A Artist in Residence Barnet College, London

2004     Ottilie Helen Wallace Prize Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2003     The Ginnels and Alleyways Project, Ebbw Vale, Wales

2002     Scottish Arts Trust Award

2002     Artist in Residence Arbertillery Community Sculpture Garden, Commission in Collaboration with David Mackie and Steve Brocket to design outdoor performance area

2001     Artist in Residence Arbertillery Comprehensive School, Commission in Collaboration with David Mackie to develop seating area, Cymru Artwork Wales, awarded Artworks -Young artists of the year award

2000-01 Artist in Residence Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway

2000     Artist in Residence NAIRS Art in Engadina Bassa, Scuol Switzerland

2000     Assistance Grant Scottish Arts Council

2000     Short listed entry for CETA Worldwide competion Photovoltaic Products for the build environment, Halcrow & Gilbert, Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow, UK

1999     ur da ibai E- Space Symposium on water, Guernica, Spain

1999     Presentation Solarstation, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

1999     WAIW 1999, Workshop at Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Norway

1999     Small Assistance Grant, Scottish Arts Council

1998     Keramike, international ceramic symposium, Parades de Coura Portugal

1998     Society of Scottish Woman Artists Special Award

1998      Ottilie Helen Wallace Scholarship Fund Price