Approved: 18.09.2007

Katy Beinart

Artist, Film-maker, Lecturer / academic, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 18.09.2007

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. 

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    Artist Statement

    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 have recently completed a practice-based PhD at the Bartlett, University College London. My PhD project explores the poetics of salt, migration and regeneration, and public art practices.  

    Through 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 (socially engaged) 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.

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

    CV & Education

    Awards & Grants

    2015: HLF/Arts Councill award for Brixton Museum project
    2014: Train & Engage bursary (UCL Public Engagement Unit)
    2013: Artists International Development Fund, Arts Council England
    2013: Architectural Research Fund grant from Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
    2013: UCL Environment Institute Grant for The Brixton Exchange, Anchor & Magnet project 
    2012: Arts Council grant for Anchor & Magnet project 
    2012: Step Out (UCL Public Engagement Unit) grant for Anchor & Magnet project 
    2011: Beacon Bursary (UCL Public Engagement Unit) grant for Origination residency
    2011: Arts Council grant for Origination residency and exhibition Brixton Market, London/198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    2009: Arts Council grant for Origination project, Greatmore Studios, South Africa 
    2008: European Association for Jewish Culture grant for The Gift exhibition
    2007: Art Plus Final Award - Best Early Career Artist, Arts Council England and SEEDA
    2006: Art Plus Development Award, Arts Council England and SEEDA


    2013: Saltworks, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon ( (Associated Project for Lisbon Architecture Triennal 2013)
    2013: The Secret History of Plants (with Rebecca Beinart), South London Botanical Institute, London
    2011: Origination (with Rebecca Beinart), 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London
    2010: Origination (with Rebecca Beinart) Artlink Gallery, Hull
    2010: Origination (with Rebecca Beinart), University of Stellenbosch Gallery, South Africa
    2007: Parallel Worlds, OVADA Gallery, Oxford 


    2015: Reimagining Rurality, University of Westminster, London
    2014: Cities Methodologies, UCL
    2014: Navigations, Red Gallery, London
    2014: Installation/performance, Old Skool Breaks (with Rebecca Beinart), Primary, Nottingham
    2013: Goute Sel, 3rd Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    2013: Lambeth Treasures, Royal Festival Hall, London (curated by Building Exploratory)
    2013: Cities Methodologies, UCL Slade Research Centre, London
    2013: A Game of Dominoes, Art & Geography Conference, University of Lyon Lumiere
    2012: Interlocal, Contact, Manchester
    2012: Stockwell Studios Open, London
    2012: Traces, Designers Block HQ, London
    2012: Love Letters, Goodenough Hall, London
    2012: Raconteur, joint exhibition with Bobby Lloyd, August Art, London
    2012: T.R.I.P.O.D. (performance) at Camden Arts Centre, London
    2011: T.R.I.P.O.D. (performance) at Whitley Arts Festival, Reading
    2011: T.R.I.P.O.D. (performance) at Slade PhD Conference and Cities Methodologies, UCL
    2010: Offere (screening) Firestation arts, Windsor
    2010: SALON 10 Group Show, Four Corners, London
    2010: You're On My Mind (Online Performance), facebook/London/Berlin
    2010: They Came From Nowhere (Performance), Go Islington Festival, London
    2010: Though I Have Missed You So Very Much (performance), Hull Literature Festival
    2010: Unbuilt, EasaHQ, Manchester
    2010: Found Treasures (live event/installation), Barracks Lane Community Garden
    2010: To Find Your Home Visit Ours, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
    2009: Research Provocateur, Object Retrieval, University College London
    2009: I'll Be Your Monkey (Performance), Palanga, Lithuania
    2009: Paradise Lost (Performance), South-East Festival of Architecture/Oxford Open Doors
    2009: Art Take-Out, Tsangs Kitchen, Oxford
    2009: Labour of Love, Artworks Galleries, Newcastle
    2008: Hairport (Performance), Beaconsfield Gallery, Late at the Tate, Tate Britain, London
    2008: The Modern Factory, Figure Ground, G10, Reading
    2008: The Ley Hunters Companion (screening), Reading Experimental Film Festival, Reading
    2008: The Gift, OVADA, Oxford
    2007: Standing up for our Futures, Oxfordshire Records Office, Oxford
    2006: Dead Space, Modern Art Oxford Café Gallery, Oxford
    2005: Lady in Red (screening), New Walk Museum, Leicester
    2005: New for Old, OVADA Gallery, Oxford

    Public Art Commissions & Projects

    2015-16: Brixton Museum, London
    2014-15: Biddulph Grange Garden (with Rebecca Beinart), National Trust
    2014-: Public Art Road Trip, Figure Ground
    2013-14: Adaptation, Library of Birmingham and Winterbourne Gardens, Birmingham 
    2012-13: The Anchor & Magnet, London
    2012: Committee for Lost Memories Cafe and Shop, Multistorey, West Bromwich
    2011: Memory Cafe, for University of the West of England 
    2011: Value of Small Things, Multistorey, West Bromwich
    2010: A Guide to the Lost Legends of Southend on Sea, Artside, Coexist Arts, Southend
    2009: Snap Bracknell, Bracknell Forest Council
    2009-ongoing: Figure Ground, South East region
    2008: Hide, Warneford Hospital Sculpture Commission, Oxford
    2008: Origination, installation at Oxford University Botanic Gardens (part of Gift exhibition)
    2007-8: Street Lights, Art In Rose Hill series, Modern Art Oxford (with Johanna Huyg)
    2007-8: On the Next Level, Artshape, Gloucester
    2005-8: Parallel Worlds, Art Plus Award for Art in Public Places 
    2006: Dead Space, Fusion Arts, Oxford
    2006: Sure Start Family Centre Garden, Rose Hill, Oxford
    2004-5: Pavement Jewellery, Fusion Arts, Oxford 

    Artist Talks & Conference Papers

    2015: Paper for Art, Aesthetics and Function symposium, British Museum
    2015: Paper for Reimagining Rurality, University of Westminster
    2014: Paper for The Story of Memory conference, Roehampton University
    2014: Paper for London Conference for Critical Thought, Goldsmiths, London
    2014: 'Plural Cities' talk for MArch Urban Studies, University of Brighton
    2014: AHRC Curating Community Workshop, Goldsmiths, London
    2014: Stadtkolloquium, UCL, London
    2013: Artists in Conversation event, Library of Birmingham, Birmingham
    2013: Creative Time Summit discussion, for Create London, Space Studios, London
    2013: All That Glitters: Arts and regeneration, UP Projects, London
    2013: Artists Talk, South London Botanical Institute
    2013: Learning from Neighbourhoods, co-organised with Academy of Urbanism, London.
    2013: Questions of Home, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
    2013: Conference installation and paper for Re-Contested Sites/Sights, TRAIN research centre, Chelsea College of Art, London
    2013: The Brixton Exchange, London (co-organised conference)
    2013: Visiting lecturer, Fine Art, Winchester School of Art
    2012/15: Presentation on current work for Migration and Material Culture seminar, (UCL) 
    2012: Conference Paper for Migration, Memory and Place, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    2012: Conference Paper for Practice Makes Perfect, Swansea Metropolitan University
    2012: Lunchtime lecture, Bishopsgate Institute, London
    2012: Conference Paper for Unofficial Histories, Bishopsgate Institute, London
    2012: Conference installation and paper for Contested Sites/Sights, TRAIN research centre, 
    Chelsea College of Art, London (with Rebecca Beinart)
    2011: Bite-Sized Lunchtime Lecture, UCL
    2011: UCL Public Engagement Unit Arts & Humanities Symposium, UCL, London
    2011: Residual Soundings: Talk and discussion in response to the Origination residency in Brixton Market, with Jane Rendell, Judith Rugg, Kathryn Smith and Barby Asante, Brixton, London
    2011: Artists talk with John Newling and Paul Basu. 198 Gallery, London
    2011: Conference paper at Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference
    2011: Artists Talk for Photoforum, Create Festival, Four Corners, London
    2011: Conference paper at The Archive and Jewish Migration, UCT, South Africa
    2011: Talk for Social Enterprise: Lessons for architects, Architecture Sans Frontieres UK, London
    2011: Creative Collaborations: Artists and the Public, Modern Art Oxford
    2010: Artists Talk, Artlink, Hull
    2010: Artists Talk, OVADA Gallery, Oxford
    2010: Visiting Artists Lecture, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    2009: Visiting Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
    2009: Visiting Artists Lecture, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    2008 & 09: Artist Educator presentation, 4th Plinth, London
    2008: Visiting Artists Lecture, Thames Valley University, Reading
    2007: Artists Talk, OVADA Gallery, Oxford
    2006: Presentation for REALISE (Visual Arts and Galleries Association), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford


    2013: 3rd Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince
    2013: Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon (Associated Project for Lisbon Architecture Triennal)
    2012-3: Anchor and Magnet Residency, London
    2012: August Art, London
    2011: Residency in Brixton Market, London
    2010: Visiting Artist, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town/University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    2009: Transient Spaces: The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp, Palanga, Lithuania
    2008: Braziers International Artists Workshop, Braziers Park
    2007: Waterways Canal Residency, Animation Station, Banbury
    2007: Artist in Residence, Uffington Primary School, Uffington
    2006: Artist in Residence, Dashwood School, Banbury

    Freelance Education & Consultation Work (selection)

    2014: Social Heritage Record, Lambeth Council, London
    2013: Evaluator for Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project, South London Gallery, London
    2011: Creative Practitioner, Milton Hall Primary School, Essex
    2010: Creative Routes, Artsdepot, London 
    2010: Focus Group Consultation, Science Museum, London
    2008-10: Teaching Resource commissions, Turner Contemporary/Stour Valley Arts/Canterbury Museums
    2010: Creative Practitioner, Ropley Primary School, Hampshire
    2008-10: Sessional Lecturer, Interior Architecture, Thames Valley University
    2009: Creative Practitioner, Friars Primary School, Shoeburyness, Essex
    2009: Creative Practitioner, Fairways Primary School, Essex
    2009: Creative Practitioner, Buckingham Primary School, Buckingham
    2005-9: Artist Educator, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
    2008: Artist Educator, Julian Sinzogan Project, October Gallery/RISC, London/Reading
    2008: Youth Space Consultation project, Donnington Doorstep Family Centre, Oxford
    2007-8: Workshop Programme Coordinator, Barracks Lane Community Gardens, Oxford
    2007: Stage B Exhibition Design & Content, Turner Contemporary, Margate
    2007: Education Workshop for Tania Kovats' Museum of the White Horse, Abingdon
    2007: Urban Design Project, The Making, Basingstoke
    2007: Artist Educator, Installations project, King Alfred Community College, Wantage
    2006: Summer Screen Film Project, Modern Art Oxford/OFVM/St John Fisher school
    2006-7: Artist Educator, Museum of History of Science, Oxford
    2006: Consultant, Learning Spaces, Living Places, (Building Schools for the Future), Birmingham
    2005-6: Education Resource Artist, Turner Contemporary, Margate
    2005: Artist in Residence, Oldfield House Unit, Hampton (for Orleans House Gallery)
    2004-5: Artist in Residence, Cheney School, Oxford  (for Modern Art Oxford)

    H.E. Employment

    2012-ongoing: Senior Lecturer, Architecture, University of Brighton
    2012: Visiting Lecturer, Interior Architecture, University of Hertfordshire
    2011-2012: Visiting Lecturer, Architecture, University of Brighton
    2008-10: Sessional Lecturer, University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University)


    2010-: PhD Architectural Design, The Bartlett, University College London (in progress)
    2005-2006: MA Development Practices (Distinction), Oxford Brookes University
    2000-2004: Diploma in Architecture, Oxford Brookes University 
    1995-1998: BSc Architecture, The Bartlett, University College London