Becky Beasley

(b. 1975, United Kingdom) lives and works in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK

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

2018 Paul Hamlyn Award 2018-2021
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

Solo Exhibitions

H.S.P. (or Promising Mid-Career Woman), Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

DEPRESSIVE ALCOHOLIC MOTHER, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE, Curated by Mihnea Mircan
Late Winter Light, Franscesca Minini Gallery, Milan, IT

Ous, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
A Gentle Man, 80WSE Gallery, New York, US

Lake Erie from the Northwest, Laura Bartlett Gallery, UK

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

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

Spring Rain, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

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

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

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

German Soup, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK

Malamud, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, BE

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

Décors du Silence!, Ubu Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Six Storeys, Millefiori Art Space, Athens, Greece, GR

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

A Biography of Daphne, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AU
After all, a collection is only human, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens - Villa Vandenbussche, Tielt, BE

TRANSPARENT THINGS, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, UK

Werethings, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE, Curated by Mihnea Mircan
'Resist: be modern (again)', John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK


Builders of Tomorrow – Thinking the Future between Design and Reality, ISIA Faenza, IT
Material Remains, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, UK

Flatland / Narrative Abstractions, Mrac, Sérignan, (Touring to Mudam, Luxembourg, 10/2017), FR, LU
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, UK
Now and then..., Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Independenza, Rome (solo show featuring a sculpture by Beasley), IT
Répétition, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels, BE, Curated by Nicola Lees and Raza
A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, US, Curated by Chris Sharp
Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh, Bluecoat, Liverpool, US, Curated by Adam Smythe

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

The Shrink, curated by Simon Dybbroe Møller, Shanaynay, Paris, FR
Soft Matter, curated by Justin Beal, Wallspace, New York, US
Getting Rid of Ourselves, OCAD U, Toronto, CA

Despite Our Differences, curated by Adrienne Drake, Hippocrene Foundation, Paris, FR
The Narrators: works from the Arts Council Collection, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Women Collectors, Women Artists, Lloyds Club, London, UK
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, FR
Backspace: Becky Beasley, Diana Stigter Project Space (invited by Jimmy Robert), Amsterdam, NL
En suspension… a Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s statement, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR
Becky Beasley, Alicja Kwade, Lisa Cooley, New York, US
Knock, Knock, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK
The Camera’s Blind Spot, curated by Simone Meneguoi, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, IT
Becky Beasley, Alicja Kwade, Lisa Cooley, New York, US
Knock, Knock, Jerwood Galler y, Hastings, UK

Viral Research, Think Twice – Part 2, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
The Imaginary Museum, Kunstverein Munich, Munich, DE
The Camera’s Blind Spot, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, IT
From Stavanger with Love, curated by Chris Sharp, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, NO
Accidentally on Purpose, QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK
Dawn Chorus, Arts Council Collection Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
Apropos of The Kissing of a Hand, Festival Robert Walser, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
“Je Suis Un Autre”, Becky Beasley, Martin Kippenberger, David Meski, Lindsay Seers, Stephen Shore, Kunstverein Freiburg, DE

Voyage Around My Room, curated by the artist, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, IT
Two Versions of the Imaginary, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL Curated by Maria Barnas
La Carte d’Aprés Nature, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, US, Curated by Thomas Demand
Structure and Material, Becky Beasley, Karla Black, Claire Barclay, Longside Gallery, Wakefield, Yorkshire, touring to Spike Island, Bristol and New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Touring Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Plymouth, UK
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, UK
Predictable Feelings, Dan Peterman, Becky Beasley, Matthew Brannon, Office Baroque, Antwerp, NL

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Sledge, Jam Factory, London, UK, Curated by Mel Jackson
Domestic Sphere, The Art House, Lewisham Way, London, UK
Meantime, Royal College of Art, London, UK

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


Exhibition Catalogues, Artist's Books
  • 2017
    Ous. Eastbourne: Towner Art Gallery [artist book]
    Price, Elizabeth. In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and Were Filled with Joy. London: Arts Council
    Lees, Nicola. A Thing Becomes Itself by Repetition. Brussels: Boghossian Foundation

    Sharp, Chris. The Registry of Promise. Amsterdam: ROMA Publications

    Days of Life. Ljubljana: SKUC Gallery [artist book]
    Over You, You: 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts. Ljubljana
    Beal, Justin. Soft Matter. New York: Wall Space Gallery

    Reckitt, Helena. Getting Rid of Ourselves. Toronto: OCAD University
    RE–Auction Catalogue. London: Contemporary Art Society

    Spring Rain. Bristol: Spike Island, Leeds City Art Gallery, Laura Bartlett Gallery London, Francesca Minini Milan [artist book]

    The Imaginary Museum. München: Kunstverein München

    La Carte d’après Nature. London: MACK

    Thomas Bernard Malamud. London: Laura Bartlett Gallery and Office Baroque [artist book]
    VO I D S : A Retrospective. Zürich: JRP Ringier, Pompidou Centre/Kunsthalle Bern
    Slow Movement or: Half & Whole. Bern: Kunsthalle Bern

    Maggia, Filippo (ed.). In Our World: New Photography in Britain. Paris: SKIRA

    American Letter. London: Laura Bartlett Gallery [artist book]

    1997 – 2000
    Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. Words & Pictures. [Artist’s postcard limited edition artists multiple boxes]


Articles and reviews
  • 2017
    Smith, Roberta. “Review of A Gentle Man.“ The New York Times, July 20th 2017.
    Buxton, Pamela. “In Bed with Ravilious.“ RIBA Journal, May 2017.
    Guardian Guide Picks. The Guardian, April 29th
    BBC Southeast, April 2nd.
    “What to see this weekend.“ Aesthetica Magazine, April 2017.

    Glover, Alexander. Review of Lake Erie from the Northwest, Studio International
    Review of Lake Erie from the Northwest, This is tomorrow
    Dispatch of Lake Erie from the Northwest, Contemporary Art Society
    Prince, Mark. Review of Lake Erie from the Northwest. Art Monthly, April Issue
    Ashton, Sean. Review of Lake Erie from the Northwest. Art Review, May Issue

    Sutton, Kate. “Becky Beasley.“ Artforum, September Issue
    Tagliafierro, Marco. “Becky Beasley.“ Artforum, January Issue
    Basciano, Oliver. Guardian Guide 31/10-6/11, Review of House of Life (A Collage), Project 78
    Gallery, St Leonards on Sea, The Guardian,
    Review of Ljubljana 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Sleep is When You Grow. Mousse Magazine,
    Issue 50.

    Packer, Matt. “Becky Beasley, Spring Rain.“ SOURCE, The Photographic Review, Winter 2014,
    Issue 77.
    McLean-Ferris, Laura. “Becky Beasley.“ Frieze, May 2014, Issue 163.
    Mottin, Matteo. “Artist’s Diary, Becky Beasley.“, October 25th

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

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

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

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

    Lange, Christy. “Becky Beasley: Frieze Focus.“ Frieze, Issue 127, November.
    Sharp, Chris. “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.
    Davidts, Wouter. Review of “Malamud.”

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

    “Becky Beasley — Three Notable American Novellas, MOUSSE, Issue 11, November.
    Herbert, Martin. “Review: Becky Beasley.“ Time Out, London, December 5 –11.
    Arnaud, Danielle. Ost Property, May-June.
    Ascari, Alessio. “Artist’s interview, Becky Beasley.“ MOUSSE, Issue 8, April.
    Liste 07 Magazin, pp.14.

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

    “The Best Exhibition.“ Hit List, Visual Art, 8-22 June.
    The List Scotland, 8-22 June.
    “Miracles and Mysteries.“ Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki

    “Dark Set Piece.“ SOURCE Journal of Photography, Winter

    “Becky Beasley, Measurement of Prolixity“, Inventory Journal
    Forsyth, Iain; Pollard, Jane, “Words & Pictures“, ICA London