Biography

Becky Beasley

(b. 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
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

2018
DEPRESSIVE ALCOHOLIC MOTHER, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE, Curated by Mihnea Mircan
Late Winter Light, Franscesca Minini Gallery, Milan, IT

2017
Ous, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
A Gentle Man, 80WSE Gallery, New York, US

2016
Lake Erie from the Northwest, Laura Bartlett Gallery, UK

2015
Becky Beasley: Sleep is when you grow, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, SI

2014
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

2013
Spring Rain, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

2012
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

2011
The Outside, Francesca Minini, Milan, IT
8th May 1904, Kingston, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, UK

2010
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

2009
German Soup, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK

2008
Malamud, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, BE

2007
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

2006
Décors du Silence!, Ubu Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2004
Six Storeys, Millefiori Art Space, Athens, Greece, GR

2003
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

2017
Builders of Tomorrow – Thinking the Future between Design and Reality, ISIA Faenza, IT
Material Remains, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, UK

2016
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

2016
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

2015
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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2009
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

2008
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

2007
Oh a rhinoceros!, Ubu Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Black & White, IBID Projects, London, UK

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

2005
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

2004
PILOT LONDON: I, London, UK

2003
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

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

1997
Getting Out of Our Box, Words & Pictures event produced by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, ICA London, UK

Bibliography

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

    2016
    Sharp, Chris. The Registry of Promise. Amsterdam: ROMA Publications

    2015
    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

    2014
    Reckitt, Helena. Getting Rid of Ourselves. Toronto: OCAD University
    RE–Auction Catalogue. London: Contemporary Art Society

    2013
    Spring Rain. Bristol: Spike Island, Leeds City Art Gallery, Laura Bartlett Gallery London, Francesca Minini Milan [artist book]

    2012
    The Imaginary Museum. München: Kunstverein München

    2010
    La Carte d’après Nature. London: MACK

    2009
    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

    2008
    Maggia, Filippo (ed.). In Our World: New Photography in Britain. Paris: SKIRA

    2007
    American Letter. London: Laura Bartlett Gallery [artist book]

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

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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

    2016
    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

    2015
    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

    2014
    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.“ atpdiary.com, October 25th

    2013
    Clarck, Robert. “Becky Beasley: Spring Rain.“ The Guardian, www.theguardian.com, August Issue
    Jevons, Rich. “Becky Beasley: Spring Rain.“ Digyorkshire, August Issue
    McLean Ferris, Laura. “Becky Beasley: Spring Rain.“ Art Monthly, Issue 364, March Issue

    2012
    Slyce, John. “P.A.N.O.R.A.M.A.“ Portfolio, Issue 52, October Issue

    2011
    Sutton, Kate. “Voyage Around My Room.“ Artforum, December Issue
    Ramos, Filipa. “Becky Beasley’s The Outside.” www.art-agenda.com, 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

    2010
    “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

    2009
    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.” Artforum.com

    2008
    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

    2007
    “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

    2006
    Bytheway, Bev; Daly, Eileen. “Bloomberg New Contemporaries.“ New Contemporaries
    Mottram, Jack. “Becky Beasley: Décors du Silence !.“ The List, June 8 –22

    2004
    “The Best Exhibition.“ Hit List, Visual Art, 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; Pollard, Jane, “Words & Pictures“, ICA London