Lot 26 - Louise Beer - Earth I
Signed on Verso
Curated by Bakul Patki
Louise lived in Aotearoa New Zealand until 2002 before moving to the UK. Louise now works between London, Margate and Aotearoa New Zealand.
She uses installation, moving image, photography and sound to explore humanity's evolving understanding of Earth’s environments and the cosmos. She creates objects and experiences that reflect the incomprehensible nature of reality, from the ocean floor to the night sky. Louise’s experience of living under two types of night sky, the first in low level light polluted areas in Aotearoa, and the second in higher light polluted cities in the UK, has deeply informed her practice.
MA Art and Science - Central Saint Martins (2013)
BA Fine Art - Middlesex University (2011)
Arts Centre Christchurch Te Matatiki Toi Ora Residency, Aotearoa New Zealand (2020), Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics Space Art Summer School (2020)
Delfina x Gaia Art Foundation Science Technology Society UK Associateship (2020)
SECCADs Grant (2020), BigCi Environmental Art Award (2020)
Bodleian Library x Fusion Arts Commission (2020), ACE DYCP Grant (2021)
North York Moors Dark Skies Residency with solo exhibition (2021)
Amant Siena Residency (2021), CreaTures Art/Tech/Nature/Culture Residency (2021)
British Council Pakistan - UK New Perspectives (2022)
Space Studios x ARUP Commission (2022), Art + Air Exhibition Commission (2022)
Curating Climate Commission Forestry England x Signal Film and Media (2022)
Jean Harrison Commission (2022)
Photo Fringe 2022 OPEN Eco (2022),
Vera C. Rubin Observatory Kickstarter Grant, at the University of Canterbury Mount John Observatory, Aotearoa New Zealand (2022)
Derby Cathedral x FORMAT23 Photography Festival Commission (2023)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
These works have each been made by digitally manipulating photographs of the sky, taken in Margate, UK. These works explore my fascination with Earth, the Universe and the existence of life, against the backdrop of the climate crisis. (Inkjet prints on on Hahnemüle Photo Matt Fibre Duo 210gsm)
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