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Beatrice Gibson

(London, England, United Kingdom)

Beatrice Gibson is an artist based in London. Born in 1978, she received a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University. From 1999-2003, she lived in Bombay, India, where alongside Vishwas Kulkarni, she co-founded the online arts and culture journal and artist collective nungu. Now disbanded, the group published and produced a series of urban documentation projects and media based art works. In 2003, Gibson moved back to London, to undertake a masters degree in the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College.

Her current artistic practice concerns the politics and poetics of everyday sites and spaces, and is site specific, research based and participatory in nature. Working in diverse mediums, from performance, to film, to text, recent pieces projects have included: taxi_onomy (2005-06), an art-architecture collaboration with architect Celine Condorelli, supported by Arts Council England, British Council and v2 (Rotterdam); ‘if the route:’ The Great Learning of London [A Taxi Opera] (2007), developed in collaboration with musician and composer Jamie McCarthy, partnered with ResonanceFm and Studio Voltaire, London, and funded by Arts Council England; and A Necessary Music (2008), a film collaboration with composer Alex Waterman, funded by the Graham Foundation for Art and Architecture and Arts Council England. During 2007, Gibson was studio artist in residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP (Independent Study Program) and is currently a PhD student at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, with Eyal Weizman.

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