painting, installation

Becky Beasley

United Kingdom 1974

Installation, Sculpture, Minimal Art, Photography

Becky Beasley
Becky Beasley
United Kingdom
January 29, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Becky Beasley is a Contemporary artist born in 1975 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Her works have often dealt with minimal, existential conditions within small, closed environments, the space of a room, a book, a box, presenting them as banal theatres of the human condition. She earned MFA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London in 2002, and BA in Fine Art/Art History from Goldsmiths College, London in 1999.

While Beasley’s primary media are photography and sculpture, her work is deeply informed by a relationship to language. Aesthetically she engages in a questioning of the relations between hand-made, often wooden, objects and their (re-)presentation as photographs, in which her objects are regularly the subject. Her subject matter is composed of the personal and art historical, often mediated through literary references. Her sculptures have been described as “mental objects”, and this intended double meaning ideally suits the precise and playful use of conceptual strategies embedded within intensely assembled objects.

Her works perform an incessant questioning of the relations between images and pictorial representations. They are concerned with the Everyday and yet remain resistant to the insistences and limitations of its language.

Becky Beasley has exhibited in London, Paris, Milan, Antwerp, Athens and Amsterdam, among others. Her work was included in The Malady of Writing at MACBA, Barcelona, 2009, Word Event at Kunsthalle Basel, 2008, and Slow Movement or: Half and Whole at Kunsthalle Bern, 2009. She is represented by Laura Bartlett Gallery, London and Francesca Minini, Milan.

Beasley currently lives and works in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK.

YearName of the xhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015The Promise of Literature, Soothsaying and Speaking in TonguesKabitten van de Vleeshal, Middelburggroup
2014FallFrancesca Minini Gallery, Milansolo
2014The Walk…in greenLaura Bartlett Gallery, Londonsolo
2014A Slight Nausea: An Interior, Live WorkSouth London Gallery, Londonsolo
2014The ShrinkShanaynay, Parisgroup
2014Soft MatterWallspace, NewYorkgroup
2014Getting Rid of OurselvesOCAD U, Torontogroup
2013Spring RainLeeds City Art Gallery, Leedssolo
2013Despite Our DifferencesHippocrene Foundation, Parisgroup
2013The Narrators: works from the Arts Council CollectionWalker Art Gallery, Liverpoolgroup
2013Women Collectors, Women ArtistsLloyds Club, Londongroup
2013Spring, Stone, Air, Stone. A Digression Via the Arches of Bur tons’ St. Leonards, part of J E R U S A L E M ProjectSt. Leonards- on-Sea, UKgroup
2013De Belles Sculptures Contemporaines, (Some Beautiful Contemporary Sculptures)Hab Gallery Nantes, Francegroup
2013Backspace: Becky Beasley, Diana Stigter Project SpaceDiana Stigter, Amsterdamgroup
2013En suspension… a Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s statementFrac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, Francegroup
2013Becky Beasley, Alicja KwadeLisa Cooley, New Yorkgroup
2013Knock, KnockJerwood Gallery, Hastings, UKgroup
2013The Camera’s Blind SpotMuseo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italygroup
2013Becky Beasley, Alicja KwadeLisa Cooley, New Yorkgroup
2013Knock, KnockJer wood Galler y, Hastings, UKgroup
2012Spring RainSpike Island, Bristolsolo
2012The Man Nobody Could LiftLeal Rios Foundation, Lisbonsolo
2012The OutsideArt Now, Tate Britain, Londonsolo
2012SettingLaura Bartlett Gallery, Londonsolo
2012Viral Research, Think Twice – Part 2Whitechapel Gallery, Londongroup
2012The Imaginary MuseumKunstverein Munich, Munichgroup
2012The Camera’s Blind SpotMuseo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italygroup
2012From Stavanger with LoveGalleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norwaygroup
2012Accidentally on PurposeQUAD Gallery, Derbygroup
2012Dawn Chorus, Arts Council Collection ExhibitionLeeds City Art Gallery, Leedsgroup
2012Apropos of The Kissing of a HandFestival Robert Walser, Newcastle Upon Tynegroup
2012Je Suis Un AutreKunstverein Freiburg, Germanygroup
2011The OutsideFrancesca Minini, Milansolo
20118th May 1904Kingston, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Londonsolo
2011Voyage Around My RoomNorma Mangione Gallery, Turingroup
2011Two Versions of the ImaginaryAnnet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdamgroup
2011La Carte d’Aprés NatureMatthew Marks Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2011Structure and MaterialLongside Gallery, Wakefield, Yorkshiregroup
2011British Art Show 7: In the Days of the CometTouring Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Plymouthgroup
2011Two Figures in Dense Violet NightLido Projects, St Leonards on Seagroup
2011Predictable FeelingsOffice Baroque, Antwerpgroup
201013 Pieces, 17 FeetSerpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion Live Event, Londongroup
2010P. A. N. O. R. A. M. A.Office Baroque, Antwerpsolo
2010How to do the FlowersMillimetre: project 01, Londongroup
2010La Carte d’après NatureNMNM Villa Paloma, Monacogroup
2010SimultanMeyer Riegger, Berlingroup
2010Mulberry Tree PressSE8 Deptfordgroup
2010Our BlindsidesLaura Bartlett Gallery, Londongroup
2010How to Read a BookLocust Projects, Miamigroup
2010Karaoke Like – Young European PhotographyFotohof, Salzburggroup
2010En PresenceCentre Europeen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourggroup
2010A Man AsleepLM Projects, Los Angelesgroup
2009German SoupLaura Bartlett Gallery, Londonsolo
2009PersonneGalerie schleicher+lange, Parisgroup
2009Group ShowAutocenter, Berlingroup
2009Evidence of the ParanormalKlaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, New Yorkgroup
2009The Malady of WritingMACBA, Barcelonagroup
2009Shining by AbsenceNogueras Blanchard, Barcelonagroup
2009Karaoke Like – Young European PhotographyFotomuseum, Winterthurgroup
2009Don’t Expect AnythingFrancesca Minini, Milan, Italygroup
2009Slow Movement: or Half and WholeKunsthalle Bern, Switzerlandgroup
2009À la surface de l’infiniNoisy-le-sec, Paris, Francegroup
2009Hannah Beyond the MirrorAmerican Academy in Rome, Romegroup
2009Cui Prodest?New Galerie de France, Parisgroup
2008MalamudOffice Baroque Gallery, Antwerpsolo
2008FantasmataArge Kunst, Bozen, Italygroup
2008Why is there something rather than nothing?Galeria Galica, Milangroup
2008SchuttelreimeOffice Baroque Gallery, Antwerpgroup
2008W, Kate Atkin & Becky BeasleyMuseum 52, New Yorkgroup
2008Word EventKunsthalle Basel, Baselgroup
2008In Our World: New Photography from LondonGaleria Civica di Modena, Italygroup
2008Building, Dwelling, ThinkingLaura Bartlett Gallery, Londongroup
2007Three Notable American NovellasLaura Bartlett Gallery, Londonsolo
2007Index of Maladjustments, Present FutureArtissima, Turinsolo
2007Eleven Years LaterOffice Baroque, Antwerp, Belgiumsolo
2007Oh a rhinocerosUbu Gallery, Glasgowgroup
2007Ost PropertyDaniel Arnaud, Londongroup
2007Black & WhiteIBID Projects, Londongroup
2006Décors du SilenceUbu Gallery, Glasgowsolo
2006UnknownEncosta Galeria, Lisbon, Portugalgroup
2006Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2006Liverpool, Londongroup
2006PLUGRoyal College of Art Alumni exhibition, White Space, County Hall, Londongroup
2006INTERIMRoyal College of Art, Londongroup
2005Button Up NYMichael Wilson, DUMBO, NYgroup
2005The Instant of My DeathGaleria dels Angels, Barcelona, Spaingroup
2005FATA MORGANAMuseum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greecegroup
2004Six StoreysMillefiori Art Space, Athens, Greecesolo
2004PILOT LONDON: ILondon group
2003From the series: Institute of NAnnet Gelink Project Space (The Bakery), Amsterdamsolo
2003Thru darkly nightWhitechapel Project Space, Londonsolo
2003Animal, Vegetable, MineralHoxton Distillery, Londongroup
2003Private PropertyBasement Flat, Londongroup
2003Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new onesWhitechapel Project Space, Londongroup
2003Flora & FaunaThe Beehive Pub, Londongroup
2002IntermissionThe Little Theatre, Brightongroup
2002THE SHOWRoyal College of Art, Londongroup
2002Sledge, Time-based ShowJam Factory, Londongroup