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Amanda Beech produces artworks, writing and collaborative curatorial
projects in the UK and internationally. Her work explores the relationship
between notions of freedom that are central to democracy and an aesthetics
of violence. Solo exhibitions include, The Patriot, The Economist, London,
2003, and Falk, MOT International, London, 2006.
Recent group shows include One Way Street, Sheppard Gallery, Nevada,
USA, 2007, Little Private Governments, University Gallery, University of
Essex, 2006, and Episode, temporarycontemporary, London, Leeds Met
Gallery, Leeds and South Florida Arts Centre, Miami, 2005-6. Publications
include: 'The Folly of Critique' Transmissions, Speaking and Listening, Vol.5;
‘Out For Justice’ Exhibition cat, Strategies Against Marketecture 2004 and
‘On Violent Ground’, Inventory issue 14, 2005.
Beech is Director of MA Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice at UAL
London and lectures in Postgraduate Critical Studies in Fine Art at
E d u c a t i o n
2004 PhD. Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
1998 M.A. Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
1996 B.A.(Hons) Fine Art, Class 1, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
S o l o E x h i b i t i o n s
2006 Falk MOT Gallery London
2003 The Patriot, The Economist Plaza, London
2000 Misdemeanours Stuff Gallery, London.
S e l e c t e d G r o u p E x h i b i t i o n s
One Way Street, Sheppard, Gallery, Reno. University of Nevada, Reno. Co-curated project with Mathew Poole and Jaspar Joseph-Lester.
Artists: Amanda Beech, Mark Leckey, Pierre Bismuth, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Roman Vasseur.
Little Private Governments, University Gallery, University of Essex. Co-curated with Matthew Poole, Including Jenny Holzer, Pil and Galia Kollectiv,
Martin Kippenberger, Roman Vasseur, Amanda Beech. Catalogue.
S1 Salon, S1 Gallery, Sheffield.
Episode. Co-curated project with J.J. Lester and M Poole.Temporarycontemporary Gallery, London, Leeds Met gallery, Leeds and South Florida Arts Centre,
Miami, USA. Including Julie Henry, Mike Marshall, Giles Perry.
Pilot: 1, Limehouse Town Hall, London, including Kerry Stewart, Liz McAlpine, S Dawood.
Zoo Art Fair, with Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London.
Willkommen The Metropole, Folkestone, Kent, with Bob and Roberta Smith, Michael Landy, Jeremy Deller. Curated by Luke Oxley.
Plaza Suite: Larden Fuer Nichts, Union Projects, London.
Death of Romance Carnaby Street, London. Co-curated exhibition. Including Annie Whiles, Aya Ben Ron, Gabriella Schutz, David Burrows,
Wayne Lloyd, Nigel Cooke.
Tape 291, 291 Gallery, London. With Runa Islam, Mark Wallinger David Cotterell etc.
Gewalt Loushy Fine Art and Editions,Tel Aviv, Israel Curated by Suhail Malik. including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Aya Ben Ron, David Falconer,
Candice Breitz and Nigel Cooke.
Family Business Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London. Co-curated with Danielle Arnaud and Matthew Poole, inc. Kate Smith, Lynn Marsh,
David Blandy, Jasone Miranda Bilbao.
18% Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, Curated by Kevin Rice and David Smith.
Don't Fight It !!! Gasworks Gallery, London and Bergen Kunstsenter, Norway. 2004.
Co-curated exhibition with Matthew Poole. Video works, with David Mollin, Francesca Gore, Renaud Bezy, Francis Lamb, Ole Hagen.
Blow Up Your TV York City Art Gallery. Curated by David Mabb. Video works, with Paul Rooney, Mark Wallinger and Andy Warhol.
Moving The Greyhound, Balls Pond Road, London, Co curated project, including Jeremy Deadman, David Mollin, David Mabb.
Trick Peaser at Mandarina Duck, London. Curated by Luke Oxley.
Break at Gallery Clark, Montreal, Canada. Residency and exhibition. Duo exhibition.
Polstar video screenings: Leicester Square, London. Curated by Alexander de Cadenet.
Make Believe at Kingsgate Gallery, London. Co-curated project.
R e s i d e n c i e s
2005 Artist In Residence: Rogaland Kunstnersenter, Stavanger, Norway
2000 Artist in Residence, Gallery Clark, Montreal, Canada.
P u b l i c a t i o n s
2007 Co-editor and contributor to the book Episode, The Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens Based Media
2006 Falk, published by MOT, collaborative publication with Roman Vasseur.
2006 Transmissions, Speaking and Listening, Published by Site Gallery, Sheffield, Vol 5, eds, Sharon Kivland, Jaspar Joseph-Lester
and Emma Cocker. Pp 139-173, text: Culture and the Real World, The Folly of Critique”.
2006 Little Private Governments, exh. Cat. With essay “The Economies of Freedom” in collaboration with M Poole. Ed. Beech and Poole.
2005 On Violent Ground, text (by A Beech) published in Inventory, Issue 14 October 2005.
2004 Out For Justice, text (by A Beech) published in exhibition catalogue, Strategies Against Marketecture, Temporary Contemporary Gallery, London. Oct
2004 Gewalt, Catalogue, Loushy Fine Art and Editions, Tel Aviv, Israel Tape 291, Catalogue. 291 Gallery, London