Katy Beinart

January 28, 2011

 


Katy Beinart practice is interdisciplinary, combining art and architecture to examine themes of history, identity and place. Much of my work is research based and site-specific, and evolves through a participatory process, which has developed from several years working in youth arts and participatory development. Beinart is interested in creating work in public places, which offer opportunities for participation and interaction for residents and users, sparking dialogue and inviting collaboration in the process of place-making.

 

Beinart trained as an architect at the Bartlett, University College, London and Oxford Brookes University, and her practice involves a research process often using architectural representations, including map-making and drawing, photography, and film. Outcomes vary from installations and interventions into the environment, public art works, and performance, to gallery based work documenting a process. Beinart am particularly interested in using optical devices and illusions, and in the language of tourism as a vehicle for understanding place.

Watch ‘Offere’ on the Micro Gallery