Rebecca Beinart is an artist and educator based in Nottingham. Her projects explore the territory between art, ecology and politics and take the form of live events in public places, sculpture, installation, and interventions. Many projects involve long-term engagement with a place and evolve through collaborative research. Recent work includes commissions for the National Trust in Staffordshire and UP Projects in London. She was recently shortlisted for Jerwood Open Forest.
Rebecca also works on collaborative projects, including Origination, a long-term project with her sister Katy Beinart, that investigates migration, family history and place-making. Since 2012, she has worked as part of the international Wasteland Twinning Network – a group of artists, researchers and activists highlighting the value of overlooked city spaces and re-imagining narratives of urban regeneration.
Rebecca studied a BA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University (2003) and an MA in Arts and Ecology at Dartington School of Art (2008). She currently works at the Engagement Curator at Primary.
Image credit: Produciton Line was performed with Rebecca Gamble and Rebecca Lee.
Selected Projects, Events & Exhibitions
- Jerwood Open Forest group exhibition by five shortlisted artists, developing ambitious new projects for forest sites, Jerwood Space, London.
- Imagined Geographies Sculptural installation at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire. Collaboration with Katy Beinart. Commission for The National Trust.
- Expanded Studio Project Colloboration with Elena Cologni, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire
- In Dialogue: International Symposium Four day smposium interrogating how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice. Co-curated with Rhiannon Jones and Heather Connelly.
- Archeology of the Future Performance and lecture with David Bell, The Tetley, Leeds
- Bureau of Urban Wilds Publication and public live printing event, UP Projects, London
- Recreation Ground Group exhibition curated by Wasteland Twinning Nottingham, ATTIC, Nottingham
- Bureau of Urban Wilds Commission for UP Projects: Secret Garden Project Lewisham, London
- Production Line Live performance and broadcast with Field Broadcast, Nottingham / London / online
- Adaptation Installation at the new Library of Bimingham as part of the Discovery Season, curated by Capsule
- The Secret History of Plants Exhibition and events at South London Botanical Institute
Selected talks, workshops & higher education
- Re-imagining creativity from below panel discussion as part of Being Human 2015 festival
- Art and the Rural workshop at Impington college, part of Elena Cologni’s residency programme
- Stresses: Living with toxicity workshop as part of a wider programme on ‘The Three Ecologies’ at Nottingham Contemporary
- The Slogramme Approach talk and workshop for UP Projects, Floating Cinema, Bristol
- Workshop for The Art of Dwelling: A one-day conference exploring long-term approaches to public art & place IXIA/ In Certain Places, Birmingham
- Tutorials and artists talk for Fine Art students at the University of Nottingham
- Castrophe / Opportunity: a conversation about climate change with invited speakers, co-facilitated with David Bell alongside the ‘Rights of Nature’ exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary
- Walking Reading Group on Participation, Whitechapel Gallery, London. (Project facilitated by Lydia Ashman, Ania Bas and Simone Mair)