Biography, Bibliography

 

 

1975 , United Kingdom
Lives and works in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK

 

EDUCATION

2000-02  MA Fine Art (Photography), Royal College of Art, London
1996-99  BA Fine Art/Art History, Goldsmiths College, London

 

AWARDS/PRIZES/PROGRAMMES

2018 -2021 Paul Hamlyn Award

2017 Artist's Research Centre Writers Programme

2014 Nominated for the Contemporary Art Society Award
2009  Shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2009-11

 

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Studio Practice), Goldsmith College, London

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Bouquets (2007-2018) | Solaris Print Studio, St Leonards on Sea, England

The Seaweed Shop | Commission & Guest Curator | Coastal Currents Art Festival, Hastings

Depressive Alcoholic Mother | Plan B Gallery, Berlin

Late Winter Light | Franscesca Minini Gallery, Milan

2017

Ous, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

A Gentle Man, 80WSE Gallery, New York (New York Times Review by Roberta Smith)

2016

Lake Erie from the Northwest, Laura Bartlett Gallery

2015

Becky Beasley: Sleep is when you grow, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014

Fall, Francesca Minini Gallery, Milan
The Walk…in green, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
A Slight Nausea: An Interior, Live Work, South London Gallery, London

2013

Spring Rain, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

2012

Spring Rain, Spike Island, Bristol
The Man Nobody Could Lift, Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon
The Outside, Art Now, Tate Britain, London
Setting, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

2011                                   

The Outside, Francesca Minini, Milan
8th May 1904, Kingston, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London

2010

13 Pieces, 17 Feet, in collaboration with Chris Sharp, Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion Live Event, London
P. A. N. O. R. A. M. A., Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

2009

German Soup, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

2008

Malamud, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2007

Three Notable American Novellas, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Index of Maladjustments, Present Future, curated by Luca Cerizza, Artissima, Turin
Eleven Years Later, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

2006

Décors du Silence!, Ubu Gallery, Glasgow

2004

Six Storeys, Millefiori Art Space, Athens, Greece

2003

From the series: Institute of N, Annet Gelink Project Space  (The Bakery), Amsterdam
Thru darkly night, Whitechapel Project Space, London

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

 
 
2020
Transparent Things, CCA Goldsmiths, London, Curated by Natasha Hoare
Werethings, Plan B Gallry, Berlin, Curated by Mihnea Mircan
2019
Werethings, Plan B Gallry, Berlin, Curated by Mihnea Mircan
Resist (Be Modern Again), John Hansard Gallery
Josephine Meckseper: An exhibition of the artist’s works and a selection of works from the Collection of Frac des Pays de la Loire, Hab Galerie, quai des Antilles, Nantes 
Not Photography, Bankley Gallery, Manchester University 
The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection | Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
25 Years! Shared Histories. Shares Stories | Foto Museum Winterthur | Catalogue available
2018
Paul Hamlyn Award
25 Years! Shared Histories. Shares Stories | Foto Museum Winterthur | Catalogue available
2017

Builders of Tomorrow – Thinking the Future between Design and Reality, ISIA Faenza

Material Remains, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art

2016

Flatland : Narrative Abstractions, Mrac, Sérignan,France, 10/2016 (Touring to Mudam, Luxembourg, 10/2017) 
In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy, Curated by Elizabeth Price, Arts Council Touring Artist Curated exhibition, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, 10 June – 31 October 2016

Now and then..., Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Independenza, Rome (solo show featuring a sculpture by Beasley)

Répétition, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels, Curated by Nicola Lees and Raza
A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, L.A., Curated by Chris Sharp
Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh, Bluecoat, Liverpool, Curated by Adam Smythe
2015

House of Life, curated by Becky Beasley, Project 78 Gallery, St. Leonards on Sea
TOWER, Ibid, London
Over You, You: 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
The Camera’s Blind Spot II, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Curated by Simone Menegoi
The Promise of Literature, Soothsaying and Speaking in Tongues, Kabitten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg

2014

The Shrink, curated by Simon Dybbroe Møller, Shanaynay, Paris
Soft Matter, curated by Justin Beal, Wallspace, NewYork
Getting Rid of Ourselves, OCAD U, Toronto

2013

Despite Our Differences, curated by Adrienne Drake, Hippocrene Foundation, Paris
The Narrators: works from the Arts Council Collection, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Women Collectors, Women Artists, Lloyds Club, London
Spring, Stone, Air, Stone. A Digression Via the Arches of Bur tons’ St. Leonards, part of J E R U S A L E M Project, St. Leonards-on-Sea, UK
De Belles Sculptures Contemporaines, (Some Beautiful Contemporary Sculptures), Hab Gallery Nantes, France
Backspace: Becky Beasley, Diana Stigter Project Space (invited by Jimmy Robert), Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
En suspension… a Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s statement, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Becky Beasley, Alicja Kwade, Lisa Cooley, New York
Knock, Knock, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK
The Camera’s Blind Spot, curated by Simone Meneguoi, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy
Becky Beasley, Alicja Kwade, Lisa Cooley, New York
Knock, Knock, Jer wood Galler y, Hastings, UK

2012

Viral Research, Think Twice – Part 2, Whitechapel Gallery, London
The Imaginary Museum, Kunstverein Munich, Munich
The Camera’s Blind Spot, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy
From Stavanger with Love, curated by Chris Sharp, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway
Accidentally on Purpose, QUAD Gallery, Derby
Dawn Chorus, Arts Council Collection Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Apropos of The Kissing of a Hand, Festival Robert Walser, Newcastle Upon Tyne
“Je Suis Un Autre”, Becky Beasley, Martin Kippenberger, David Meski, Lindsay Seers, Stephen Shore, at Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany

2011

Voyage Around My Room, curated by the artist, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin
Two Versions of the Imaginary, Curated by Maria Barnas, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
La Carte d’Aprés Nature, Curated by Thomas Demand, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Structure and Material, Becky Beasley, Karla Black, Claire Barclay, Longside Gallery, Wakefield, Yorkshire, touring to Spike Island, Bristol and New Art Gallery, Walsall
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Touring Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Plymouth
Two Figures in Dense Violet Night, Becky Beasley with invited artists Anne Hardy, Michael Dean, Claire Scanlon, John Stezaker, Lido Projects, St Leonards on Sea
Predictable Feelings, Dan Peterman, Becky Beasley, Matthew Brannon, Office Baroque, Antwerp

2010

How to do the Flowers, Sawako Ando, Becky Beasley, Annabelle Dalby, Jacqui Hallum, Millimetre: project 01, London
La Carte d’après Nature, Curated by Thomas Demand, NMNM Villa Paloma, Monaco
Simultan, Becky Beasley, Katinka Bock, Harald Klingelhöller and Fred Sandback, Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin
Mulberry Tree Press, Becky Beasley, Ruth Beale, Anthony McCall, Jamie Shovlin, Hollis Framton, SE8 Deptford
Our Blindsides, Becky Beasley & Michael Dean, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
How to Read a Book, curated by Michael Wilson, Locust Projects, Miami
Karaoke Like – Young European Photography, Fotohof, Salzburg
En Presence, curated by Bettina Klein, Centre Europeen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg
A Man Asleep, LM Projects, Los Angeles

2009

Personne, curated by Bettina Klein, Galerie schleicher+lange, Paris
Group Show, curated by Max-Hans-Daniel, Autocenter, Berlin
Evidence of the Paranormal, curated by Chris Sharp, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
The Malady of Writing, curated by Chus Martinez, MACBA, Barcelona
Shining by Absence, curated by Jacqueline Uhlmann, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona,
Karaoke Like – Young European Photography, Fotomuseum, Winterthur
Don’t Expect Anything, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Slow Movement: or Half and Whole, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
À la surface de l’infini, Noisy-le-sec, Paris, France
Hannah Beyond the Mirror, curated by Francesco Stocchi, American Academy in Rome, Rome
Cui Prodest?, New Galerie de France, Paris

2008

Fantasmata, curated by Luigi Fassi, Arge Kunst, Bozen, Italy
Why is there something rather than nothing?, curated by Filippa Ramos, Galeria Galica, Milan
Schuttelreime, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp
W, Kate Atkin & Becky Beasley, Museum 52, New York
Word Event, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
In Our World: New Photography from London, Galeria Civica di Modena, Italy
Building, Dwelling, Thinking, curated by John Slyce, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

2007

Oh a rhinoceros!, Ubu Gallery, Glasgow
Black & White, IBID Projects, London

2006

Encosta Galeria, Group Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2006, Liverpool, London

2005

Button Up NY, Group exhibition curated by Michael Wilson, DUMBO, NY
The Instant of My Death, Text and works selected by Turner-Nominated artist Hannah Collins, Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain
FATA MORGANA, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece

2004

PILOT LONDON: I, London

2003                                   

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, curated by Francis Summers, Hoxton Distillery, London
Private Property, Basement Flat, London
Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones, Whitechapel Project Space, London
Flora & Fauna, curated by Harry Pye, The Beehive Pub, London

2002
Sledge, curated by Mel Jackson, Jam Factory, London
Domestic Sphere, The Art House, Lewisham Way, London
Meantime, Royal College of Art, London
 
1997

Getting Out of Our Box, Words & Pictures event produced by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, ICA London

 

 

CURATED PROJECTS

2018 

Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Hastings | Guest Curator

2015

House of Life (A Collage), Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea, UK |Hermione Allsopp, Becky Beasley, Marc-Camille Chaimowicz, Patrick Adam Jones, Alessandra Spranzi, John Stezaker; Installation in collaboration with Caroline Le Breton; Readings by Robert Ellis, Richard Makin & Jessica Potter

2011

Voyage Around My Room, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin | Becky Beasley, Josh Brand, Bianca Brunner, Thomas Demand, Robert Ellis, Anne Hardy, Annette Keim, Carlo Mollino, Claire Scanlon, Kim Schoen

Two Figures in Dense Violet Night, Lido Projects, St Leonards on Sea | Becky Beasley with Anne Hardy, Michael Dean, Claire Scanlon, John Stezaker

 

ARTISTS EDITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS

Spike Island (Sold out)

Whitechapel Gallery (Sold out)

South London Gallery (limited availablity)

Towner Gallery (available)

 

 

ARTISTS BOOKS

 

2018

Ous, Artists Book for the exhibition, Ous, Towner Gallery

Two Plants in Dip, Artists Research Centre, Design by Sara de Bondt

 

2015

Days of Life, Artists Bookwork/artwork, Edition of 21, Published by SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Edition of 21

 
2013

Spring Rain, Becky Beasley, published by Spike Island, Bristol, Leeds City Art Gallery, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, Francesca Minini, Milan (AVAILABLE FROM ABOVE GALLERIES)

 
2009

Thomas Bernard Malamud — Artist book with essays by John Slyce, Becky Beasley, Simone Menegoi, Chris Sharp and Lydia Davis, published by Laura Bartlett Gallery and Office Baroque, designed by Arnoud Verhaeghe  (OUT OF PRINT)

 

2007

American Letter — Artist book with essays by John Slyce and Becky Beasley, published by Laura Bartlett Gallery, designed by Avni Patel (OUT OF PRINT)

 

CATALOGUES, Publications

 

2019

Resist (Be Modern Again), John Hansard Gallery

2018

25 Years Anniversary Exhibition | Foto Museum Winterthur

The Seaweed Shop, Vinyl Record with double gatefold sleeve, design by Sara de Bondt

Ous, Artists Book for the exhibition, Ous, Towner Gallery, 2017

2017

In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and Were Filled with Joy, Elizabeth price, Arts Council

A Thing Becomes Itself by Repetition, Nicola Lees, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels

2016

The Registry of Promise, Chris Sharp, ROMA Publication 255

2015

Days of Life, Artists Bookwork, Edition of 21, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (available from Laura Bartlett)

Over You, You: 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

Soft Matter, Wall Space Gallery, New York, Curated by Justin Beal

2014

Getting Rid of Ourselves, Helena Reckitt, Exhibition Publication
RE– Auction Catalogue, published by the Contemporary Art Society

2013

Spring Rain, Becky Beasley, published by Spike Island, Bristol | Leeds City Art Gallery | Laura Bartlett Gallery, London | Francesca Minini, Milan

2012

The Imaginary Museum, published by Kunstverein München, text by Sven Lütticken, Bart van der Heide, Anja Lückenkemper

2010

La Carte d’après Nature, published by Steidl, edited by M AC K , Villa Paloma, Thomas Demand, Christy Lange

2009

Thomas Bernard Malamud — Artist book with essays by John Slyce, Becky Beasley, Simone Menegoi, Chris Sharp and Lydia Davis, published by Laura Bartlett Gallery and Office Baroque, designed by Arnoud Verhaeghe
VO I D S : A Retrospective, Pompidou Centre/Kunsthalle Bern catalogue, published by JRP Ringier
Slow Movement or: Half & Whole, Kunsthalle Bern, Exhibition publication

2008

In Our World: New Photography in Britain, edited by Filippo Maggia, published by SK I R A 

2007

American Letter — Artist book with essays by John Slyce and Becky Beasley, published by Laura Bartlett Gallery, designed by Avni Patel

1997 – 2000

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Words & Pictures, (Artist’s postcard limited edition artists multiple boxes)

 

 

PRESS

2018

Mark Prince, Depressive Alcoholic Mother, Plan B Gallery, Berlin

2017

Roberta Smith, New York Times, Review of A Gentle Man, 80WSE Gallery, July 20th     

Pamela Buxton, In Bed with Ravilious, RIBA Journal, May 2017

Guardian Guide Picks 29th April 

BBC Southeast 2nd April, Ous 

Aesthetica Magazine online What to see this weekend, Ous

2016
Alexander Glover, Review of Lake Erie from the NorthwestStudio International
This is Tomorrow, Review of Lake Erie from the Northwest, This is tomorrow
Dispatch of Lake Erie from the Northwest, Contemporary Art Society
Mark Prince, Art Monthly, Review of Lake Erie from the Northwest, April Issue
Sean Ashton, Art Review, Review of Lake Erie from the Northwest, May Issue
2015
Oliver Basciano, Guardian Guide 31/10-6/11, Review of House of Life (A Collage), Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea, UK
EROS Journal, Reprint of Carlo Mollino essay, Utopia & Setting, with Introduction and photographs by Becky Beasley
Mousse Magazine, Issue 50, Review of Ljubljana 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts and Sleep is When You Grow

Kate Sutton, Becky Beasley, Galerija Skuc, Artforum, September
Marco Tagliafierro, Becky Beasley, Artforum, January

2014

Artist’s Diary, Becky Beasley, Art Texts Pics, www.atpdiary.com, curated by Matteo Mottin, 25th October
Matt Packer, Becky Beasley, Spring Rain, SOURCE, The Photographic Review, Winter 2014, Issue 77
Laura McLean-Ferris, Becky Beasley, Frieze, May 2014, Issue 163

2013

Rich Jevons, Becky Beasley: Spring Rain, Digyorkshire, August
Robert Clarck, Becky Beasley: Spring Rain, The Guardian, www.theguardian.com, August
Laura McLean Ferris, Becky Beasley: Spring Rain, Art Monthly, Issue 364, March

2012

John Slyce, P.A.N.O.R.A.M.A., Portfolio, Issue 52, October

2011

Kate Sutton, Voyage Around My Room, Artforum, December
Filipa Ramos, Becky Beasley’s “The Outside”, w w w.art- agenda.com, December
Ayla Lepine, A Walk in the Park, The Market, October
Karen Rosenberg, Out- Magritting Magritte, or at Least Coming Close, The New York Times, August
Structure and Material, Art Monthly, No 346, May

2010

British Art Show 7: In the days of the Comet, Art Review, Issue 46, December
Laura McLean- Ferris, The Year in Review: Best visual arts of 2010, review of In the Days of the Comet, The Independent, 24 December
Graham Moody, The Mystery of Muybridge. Becky Beasley, Muybridge in Kingston, Surrey Comet November 19–25
Charlotte Bonham- Carter, Review of Our Blindsides (Becky Beasley & Michael Dean at Laura Bartlett Gallery), Flash Art, October issue
Mark Prince, The Art of Literary Art, Art Monthly, No. 338. July/August
Becky Beasley, Gnommero — Artist ’s writings pamphlet, conceived and published by Sarah Tripp
Becky Beasley, Manifesto, Art Review Issue 41, May
Rhama Khazan, Review of Personne, Galerie schleicher+lange curated by Bettina Klein, Flash Art, No. 271, March/April

2009

Christy Lange, Becky Beasley: Frieze Focus, Frieze Magazine, Issue 127, November
Chris Sharp, Ouverture: Becky Beasley, Flash Art International, May/June
Chris Sharp, Becky Beasley; Malamud, ArtReview, Issue 30 December /January
Blind Spot, New York, Issue 39, January
Wouter Davidts, Review of “Malamud” at Office Baroque, Artforum.com

2008

Becky Beasley, The Man Without References, Bedeutung, Issue No. 2
Becky Beasley, Of other Potentialities: The Inhabitable Inhospitable Object, Material
Time Out, London’s 40 Best Artists
Succour Journal, The Animal Issue, Artist’s pages
Kristina Johansen, American Letter by Becky Beasley, Reviews United, February
Becky Beasley, In which Annette is Mistaken for George’s Mother, Ost Property
Laura Allsop, Consumed, Art Review, Issue 20, March
Lupe Nunez- Fernandez, London: Becky Beasley, Flash Art International, Vol XLI No. 258, January / February

2007

Becky Beasley — Three Notable American Novellas, MOUSSE, Issue 11, November
Martin Herbert, Review: Becky Beasley, Time Out, London, December 5 –11
Eleven years later, Becky Beasley, September / October
Artist Pension Trust — Website
Oh a Rhinoceros!, Ubo, July
Danielle Arnaud, Ost Property, May-June
Alessio Ascari, Artist’s interview, Becky Beasley, MOUSSE, Issue 8, April
Liste 07 Magazin, pp.14

2006

Bev Bytheway and Eileen Daly, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, New Contemporaries
Jack Mottram, Becky Beasley: Décors du Silence !, The List, June 8 –22

2004

Lupe Nunez-Fernandez, Laura Bartlett Gallery Re-location, The Saatchi Gallery Online, Daily Magazine, November
Hit List, Visual Art, The Best Exhibition, 8-22 June
The List, Scotland, 8-22 June
Miracles and Mysteries, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki

2003

Dark Set Piece, SOURCE Journal of Photography, Winter

1997-2000

Becky Beasley, Measurement of Prolixity, Inventory Journal

Forsyth, Iain and Jane Pollard,  Words & Pictures, ICA London

 

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