Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Aug 2nd 2019 to Aug 31st 2019
  • PRACTICE : Visual Arts
  • FROM : USA

Amanda Beech is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. Using a range of compelling rhetorical and often dogmatic narratives and texts, Beech’s work poses questions and propositions for what a realist art can be in today’s culture; that is, a work that can articulate a comprehension of reality without the terminal mirror of a human identity that is used to picture it. Beech has shown her artwork and presented her writing at major international venues including; Cause and Effect, Artericambi Gallery, Verona, 2019, This Time, a video commission for the Remai Modern, Canada 2017, Covenant Transport Move or Die at The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art 2016, and Sanity Assassin, in Neocentric, at Charim Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2016. Other recent work includes her contributions to Art Margins, 2018 with the comic Realism and its Discontents, What Hope Looks Like After Hope, Homeworks VII Beirut City Forum, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon, 2015, Bots, Bodies and Beasts, at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam, 2015; Speculative Aesthetics, Tate Britain, 2015, and the presentation of the video installation Final Machine at Agitationism, the Irish Biennial 2014, and L’Avenir, Montreal Biennale, 2014. She is Dean of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts.