Katy Beinart (b.1977, Birmingham) is a visual artist whose artworks include sculpture, installation, public art, textiles, film and performance. 

After studying architecture, Katy has practiced as a multidisciplinary artist since 2004, combining art and spatial practice to make artworks in the public realm as well as exhibiting in galleries, festivals and biennales in the UK and internationally. Recent projects include Acts of Transfer (with Lizzie Lloyd), funded by Arts Council England, A Difficult Place and 2 Metre Conversations (with John Edwards) commissioned by Phoenix Art Space, Hybrid, a permanent public art work in Braintree, Essex, and Saltways, commissioned by the Canal & River Trust. Recent exhibitions include Wriggle Room: Open Studio at Towner Eastbourne (with Lydia Hunt, part of a residency 2022-24), Correspondences (with Rebecca Beinart) at the Jewish Museum London and Five Years London. She has worked in arts education for over 20 years and has recently completed a 2 year residency with Towner Eastbourne’s early years programme.

She uses processes of participatory research and social practice to respond to the context and history of places and people, and her work examines relationships between heritage, history and memory, culture and environment, performance and ritual, migration and home. She draws on past and present material cultures in her projects, often adapting old technologies, found objects and everyday activities and rituals. Her work aims to reveal and question pasts, and ask how these belong in the present circumstances of places, and might shape their futures. In this sense she is interested in memory as a practice that is active and alive.


CV (selected recent)
CV (link to full CV pdf version)

Commissions and Projects
2023: A Difficult Place, film made as part of Ignite 3.1 funded project (with John Edwards)
2021-22: Acts of Transfer (with Lizzie Lloyd) – funded by ACE, UWE and University of Brighton
2020: 2m Conversations film project, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton (with John Edwards)
2019-21: Hybrid, Meadow Rise Braintree Public Art Commission
2017-18: The Ring, Public Art Commission, Canal & River Trust, Worcestershire
2016-18: Making Suburban Faith, University College London – resident artist for AHRC funded project
2015-16: Brixton Museum & Brixton Conversations, London (with Kate Theophilus) - funded by Arts Council England
2015: Imagined Geographies, National Trust, Biddulph Grange Garden (with Rebecca Beinart)
Exhibitions & Screenings
2024:  The Power of Residents, Screening & Q & A, Dukes at Komedia, Brighton
2023:  A Difficult Place, Screening and Q&A Phoenix Art Space
2023: Re-Enchanted, installation and performance for Walk the Chalk festival
2023: Community Takeoever: A Seat at the Table, Phoenix Art Space (with John Edwards)
2023: Wriggle Room: Open Studio, Towner Eastbourne (with Lydia Hunt)
2022: Front Room Film: Acts of Transfer, Brighton CCA (Katy Beinart and Lizzie Lloyd)
2021: Correspondences, Katy & Rebecca Beinart, Jewish Museum London
2021: Acts of Transfer, Katy Beinart and Lizzie Lloyd, Phoenix Art Space
2021: Community Takeover: Stories, Phoenix Brighton (with John Edwards)
2020: 2 Metre Conversations, Brighton Photo Fringe (with John Edwards)
2020: Correspondences, Five Years London (Katy & Rebecca Beinart)
2018: The Fabric of Faith, Gunnersbury Park Museum, London
2018: My life is but a weaving, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London
2017: My life is but a weaving, St Thomas the Apostle/UCL, London
2016: Loves Lives and Loss,: Traces at Fenton House, National Trust, London
2016: Brixton Museum, Rebel Space Pavilion, Brixton Design Trail/London Design Festival
2015: Brixton Museum, Brixton Library/Lambeth Archives, London
2015: Brixton Conversations (screening), Ritzy Cinema, London and UCL UrbanLab, London

2023: Collective Conversations, Phoenix Art Space 
2022-24: Artist In Residence, Wriggle Room, Towner Eastbourne

2023/24: Talk and workshop for MA Art Education students, UCL
2023: Talk and discussion on social practice for IRAP students, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen
2023: Structures of Community symposium, Brighton CCA (co-organised conference)
2022: Presentation at Connective Symposium, Fontys University, Tilburg, Netherlands
2022: Acts of Transfer talk with Lizzie Lloyd and Marianne Mulvey, Arnolfini Bristol
2022: Paper for Colonialism and Transgenerational Memory Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
2022: Acts of Transfer: Sharing Social Practice Workshop, Towner Eastbourne
2022: Really Sayin’ Somethin’: socially engaged and participatory research in art, design & architecture, Brighton CCA/University of Brighton (co-organised conference)
2022: Acts of Transfer Book Launch, with Sophie Hope and Lizzie Lloyd, Brighton CCA
2021: Correspondences: In Conversation, Jewish Museum London
2021: Salted Earth, talk as part of programme for SILT, Brighton CCA
2021: Correspondences symposium, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, Uni. Of Brighton
2020: Spotlight Artist Talk, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton
2019: Workshop for Social Practice Social, Primary Nottingham
2019: Paper for Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience conference, Newcastle University
2019: Presentation at Fielding Architecture: Feminist Practices for a Decolonised Pedagogy (with Amy Butt), University of Brighton
2019: Space in Relation - Edouard Glissant in architecture and urban studies. UCL Festival of Culture, UCL (organised event)
2019: Fringe artist commission for Axisweb Social Works Live? At MMU, Manchester
2019: Paper for Spatial Mutuality symposium, UCA Farnham
2019: Paper for Human and Non-human Migration, University of Brighton
2019: Presentation for Reflections on The Ring: Art on the Worcestershire Waterways, University of Worcester
2018: Paper for Salt: History, Heritage and Tourism conference, Arc-et-Senans, France
2017:  Performance and talk, Figure Ground Book Launch, Primary Nottingham
2017:  Paper for Textiles as Practice based Research Symposium, UCL
2017: Masterclass workshop for Edge conference, Slade/UCL
2017:  Artists Talk, St Thomas the Apostle/UCL, London
2016: The Fabric of Faith, International Colloquium for Geohumanities, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
2016: The Brixton Exchange 2, London (co-organised conference)

2023: AHRC follow on funding for A Difficult Place
2022: Ignite 3.1 funding for Cost of Living Film project
2020: Arts Council England project grant for Acts of Transfer Project
2015: Arts Council England Grant and Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the Brixton Museum project

2022: HEA Fellowship, Advance HE
2010-2019: PhD by practice, The Bartlett, University College London
2005-2006: MA Development Practices, Oxford Brookes University
2000-2004: Diploma in Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
1995-1998: BSc Architecture, The Bartlett, University College London

Katy is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Brighton, a Fine Art Tutor for OCA (Open University) and is a board member of Ixia, a public art organisation.