Kimberley mainly makes video and sound works, sometimes incorporating installation. She makes frequent use of spoken narrative in her work as a way to investigate power dynamics and hierarchies, with a special focus on questions of social class. She uses the camera as a tool to explore subjective and objective knowledge on psycho-geography and the emotions and behaviour of situated individuals. She plays with the blurring of fiction and non-fiction to explore the complexities of social class hybridity. The often-contradictory narratives of her films help draw attention to the manipulated construction of the other. Sound is often layered with both original and found footage to show the multifaceted reality of the social realm. The splicing together of different mediums and conflicting content gather ambiguity, with pieces often refusing resolution, leaving the audience to question their own culpability in the practice of othering.
2016 - 2018 MA Fine Art Media, The Slade School of Fine Art
2012 - 2015 BA (Hons) Mixed Media Fine Art, University of Westminster
2019 Bloomberg New Contemporaries (Shortlisted)
2018 The Signature Art Prize (Shortlisted)
2018 The Dolbey Travel Award, London.
2016 The Felix Slade Scholarship, London.
2016 The Sarabande Foundation Scholarship, London. (Shortlisted).
2016 'Recollections', Si:Said Gallery, Lithuania.
2019 Middlesbrough Art Weekender in collaboration with Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.
2019 'The Nomenclature of Colours' Exhibition, as part of Colour & Poetry: A Symposium,
Slade Research Centre, London.
2019 Stone Islanders, Art Hub Gallery, London.
2018 A Place that Fosters us, Angel, London.
2018 Summer Graduate Show, Anise Gallery, London.
2018 MA/MFA Degree Show, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
2018 Body as Archive, Slade Research Centre, Bloomsbury, London.
2018 Videosport (Returns), Good Sport, Ontario, Canada.
2015 The Listening Booth, Online streaming of Audio work.
2015 The Independent Artist Fair, The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London.
2015 Names, Ambika P3, Marylebone, London.
2014 22:1, Safehouse 1&2, Peckham, London.
2014 Mish Mashed, Gallery 320, Bethnal Green, London.
2018 Top 7 London exhibitions, Anise Gallery, FAD Magazine.
2018 Summer Graduate Show, Anise Gallery, LondonLive TV.
2016 Augustinas Zemrieta, 'Recollections' review, Durys Magazine, 30 - 31.
2016 Fragmentary Interview with Daniel Regan
2015 Articulaction Meets Kimberley Beach, Articulaction Art Review, 46 - 69.
Author: Mary Evans, Author of Contributions: Kimberley Beach, Palgrave Macmillan.
Funded by the Paul Mellon Centre and the London School of Economics and Political Science.