Katy Beinart is London-based artist working in installation, public art and performance.
She trained as an architect and is currently doing a PhD by Architectural Design at the Bartlett, University College London.
For further information on her PhD research project see the Salted Earth page.
Adaptation by Katy & Rebecca Beinart is installed in the new Library of Birmingham as part of the Discovery Season curated by Capsule. In collaboration with Winterbourne gardens, new plants have been installed in the piece which relate to Birmingham's diverse communities. (until end of Dec 2013)
Artists Talk: On Thursday 7th November, Katy & Rebecca Beinart will be in conversation with Lee Hale from Winterbourne gardens at the library. 6-8pm.
Katy is taking part in Decentering the Market and Other Tales of Progress: The 3rd Ghetto Biennale 2013 in Haiti in November-December 2013. For further details see /www.ghettobiennale.com
Exhibitions, Projects and Performances:
Learning from Neighbourhoods was an event which Anchor & Magnet co-produced with the Academy of Urbanism and Lambeth Council, to look at how it is possible to manage rapid change in urban areas. For further details see the Anchor & Magnet blog.
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 was in residence at Fabrica Braco de Prata 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' features 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.
Katy performed 'A Game of Dominoes' at Art & Geography, a conference at University of Lyon Lumiere 11-13th February 2013.
On February 1st, the Anchor and Magnet and UCL hosted 'The Brixton Exchange', an event to reflect on the residency process and how this related to other projects which engage with migrant histories, regeneration and art in the public realm. The Anchor and Magnet is a project lead by Katy, Barby Asante and Kate Theophilus and forms part of Katy's PhD research. The project has been awarded funding by the Arts Council England, a 'Step Out' grant by UCL's Public Engagement Unit, and funding from UCL's Environment Institute. Find out more at http://anchorandmagnet.org
Questions of Home: Histories on Film panel discussion, 26th June at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth. Katy Beinart, Bridget Baker and Patti Gaal-Holmes discussed projects drawing on archives and family history, as part of Gaal-Holmes exhibition 'Questions of Home'. link
Katy presented a talk and A Game of Dominoes at Re-Contested Sites/Sights, at Chelsea College of Art, on 8th May 2013.
Katy presented a paper at Migration, Memory and Place, 5-7 December 2012 at the University of Copenhagen and ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj. www.migrationandculture.ku.dk
Image shown above: Saltworks, installation at Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, September-October 2013. Katy Beinart 2013.