Katy Beinart

Pattern Language

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. To find out more, see the Salted Earth page.

Current and forthcoming:

Katy & Rebecca Beinart have been commissioned to create a new public artwork for Biddulph Grange, a National Trust garden near Stoke on Trent and former home of James Bateman, a Victorian plant collector.

Katy & Rebecca Beinart will be talking about their work Adaptation at Winterbourne House, Birmingham, in February 2015 (date TBC).

Figure Ground (Katy Beinart, Jack Brown, Laura Krikke & Jo Thomas) are on a Public Art Road Trip from 2014-15, interviewing artists about their work in the public realm, and sharing practice. To find out more, see http://figuregroundprojects.co.uk .

Katy will be presenting a paper and taking part in an exhibition at Reimagining Ruralities, a conference at the University of Westminster 27-28 February 2015. Re-imagining Rurality asks spatial practitioners, writers and artists to consider designs, representations and experiences of rurality as sites of resistance and change. See: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/expanded-territories

Selected artist for the Artangel Open 100 2014. Artangel site


Saltfish, a conversation , with Sam Barton. Alter Magazine (forthcoming)

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, 2014) Ashgate site

Recent Things:

Exhibitions, Projects and Performances:

Katys recent project Saltworks (2013) was shown at UCL’s Cities Methodologies at the Slade Research Centre, UCL, 28-31 October. Some images are online at this page (scroll down to Studio 9)

Figure Ground were at In Dialogue in Nottingham, 2-4th October.

Works by Katy & Rebecca Beinart were shown in Navigations curated by Barby Asante at the Red Gallery, London, 3-21 September. The exhibition was organised by the 3 faiths forum Urban Dialogues programme. http://www.3ff.org.uk/

Adaptation by Katy & Rebecca Beinart is now 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.

Lambeth Treasures: work made as part of the Anchor and Magnet project was featured in this exhibition at the South Bank Centre, curated by the Building Exploratory, part of the Festival of Neighbourhood.

The Secret History of Plants featured work by Katy & Rebecca Beinart and Sunoj D at the South London Botanical Institute from 9th-23rd June. The artist's work responded to the history and collections of the SLBI and relationships between plants and people, through installation, sculpture, printed works and performance. See the Origination page for images of works.

Cities Methodologies 2013, hosted by UCL Urban Lab featured a display and interactive event about The Anchor and Magnet, a project in Brixton which explores local histories and connections to place, migration and identity.

Katy & Rebecca Beinart's work 'Offere' featured in Feast Your Eyes: Food in Contemporary Art Practice, Curated selection by Susannah Worth, MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London.

Talks and papers:

The Story of Memory conference, University of Roehampton, 4-5th September.

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 (Jan 2014)

Artists in Conversation event, Library of Birmingham, Birmingham (Nov 2013)

Creative Time Summit response, Create London, White Building/Space Studios, London (Oct 2013)

Learning from Neighbourhoods, co-produced by Anchor & Magnet with the Academy of Urbanism and Lambeth Council to look at Brixton's future, and how it is possible to manage rapid change in urban areas. For further details see the Anchor & Magnet blog. (Oct 2013)

All that glitters...a conversation about the role of art and creativity in urban regeneration. With Barby Asante and Neville Gabie, organised by Rebecca Beinart with UP Projects, London (Sept 2013)


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.