Katy Beinart is an interdisciplinary artist who works mainly with installation, public art and performance. For more information about her practice and background, see About and for CV info and press see CV & Contact page.
This website has an archive of projects & works, some links to writing and a list below of (recent) past, present and future events, exhibitions, talks and publications.
Katy is currently completing a practice-based PhD at the Bartlett, University College London, which brings together her interests in public art practices, urban regeneration, migration and heritage - and salt. To find out more, see the Salted Earth page.
Current and forthcoming:
Katy is project artist for UCL based AHRC funded project Making Suburban Faith: Design, material culture and popular creativity led by Dr Claire Dwyer (UCL) and David Gilbert (Royal Hollway). During 2016 she will be running workshops with faith groups in West London which will result in an exhibition in Spring 2017.
Katy will be co-presenting the project at the International Colloquium in Geohumanities, Closing Circles Open Horizons, 19-22nd October in Barcelona.
Figure Ground (Katy Beinart, Jack Brown, Laura Krikke & Jo Thomas) project Public Art Road Trip 2014-15 is now being written up as a book which will be published in 2016. To find out more, see figuregroundprojects.uk .
Katy has recently started an Artists Residency in Motherhood, as part of a project set up by artist Lenka Clayton. She will be blogging through her residency at: https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/artists-residency-in-motherhood .
Katy featured as Axiswebs artist of the month in July 2016. To read the interview, go to:
Anchor & Magnet held the Brixton Exchange 2 on 23rd April 2016. To find out more and to see an archive of projects, visit the new site at http://www.anchorandmagnet.org
Salted earth: salt-making as a poetics of mobility and place will be published in forthcoming book Reimagining Rurality in early 2017.
Caribbean InTransit Volume 2 Issue 5: Haiti will feature an interview with Katy about her work as part of the 2013 Ghetto Biennale.
Origination: journeying in the footsteps of our ancestors. Chapter in Sacred Mobilities: Journeys of belief and belonging. Eds. Avril Maddrell, Alan Terry, Tim Gale. (Ashgate, 2015) Ashgate site
Exhibitions, Projects and Performances:
The Brixton Museum was displayed at Brixton Library and Minet Library in Autumn 2015, and will be on show again later this year at a venue TBC. Brixton Conversations was screened at the Ritzy in November 2015 and at UCL UrbanLab Films in May 2016. To find out more see http://www.anchorandmagnet.org
Katy & Rebecca Beinarts sculptures featured in Dangerous Discoveries at Biddulph Grange, a National Trust garden near Stoke on Trent and former home of James Bateman, a Victorian plant collector. A review of the exhibition by Anna Francis can be read at https://www.a-n.co.uk/reviews/dangerous-discoveries
Saltworks (2013) by Katy Beinart was shown at Cities Methodologies at the Slade Research Centre, UCL, 28-31 October 2014. Some images are online at this page (scroll down to Studio 9)
Figure Ground were at In Dialogue in Nottingham, 2-4th October 2014.
Works by Katy & Rebecca Beinart were shown in Navigations curated by Barby Asante at the Red Gallery, London, 3-21 September 2014. The exhibition was organised by the 3 faiths forum Urban Dialogues programme. http://www.3ff.org.uk/
Adaptation by Katy & Rebecca Beinart was installed at Winterbourne House, Birmingham, after being part of the new Library of Birmingham Discovery Season curated by Capsule.
'Goute Sel' was performed by Katy Beinart and Mabelle Williams at Decentering the Market and Other Tales of Progress: The 3rd Ghetto Biennale 2013 in Haiti in December 2013.
Saltworks was an Associated Project of the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close Closer. The project was supported by an Artists International Development Fund from Arts Council England. Katy exhibited new work at Plataforma Revolver from 26th Sept - 26th Oct 2013. For further details see the Salted Earth blog, and see new works on Axis by clicking the Axis link on this page.
Talks and papers:
Unknown Pleasures by Katy Beinart & Frank Cartledge was presented at Art Aesthetics and Function: Collaborative Approaches to Everyday Objects on 20th April at the British Museum. everydayobjects2015.wordpress.com
Salted Earth: Salt-making as a poetics of mobility and place at Reimagining Ruralities, University of Westminster 27-28 February 2015.
Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Artists Journeys as Memory in the Making at The Story of Memory conference, University of Roehampton, 4-5th September 2014.
Street Level: Towards a Critical Discourse on Urban Aesthetics, at the London Conference in Critical Thought 2014, at Goldsmiths, University of London, 27-28 June 2014.
Stadtkolloquium, UCL, London, January 2014
Saltfish, a conversation, with Sam Barton. Alter Magazine
Becoming and disappearing: Between art, architecture and research: Part of the Practice Makes Perfect forum on practice-based research, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (SAGE) See Writing for download info.
Reading between the lines: artistic approaches to the family archive Jewish Culture and History. See Writing for download info.
Image shown above: Offere 2, photographic installation, Navigations, Red Gallery, 2014. Katy & Rebecca Beinart 2014.