Steve Beard biography


Born England, 1961

Education
1984-87 attendance, English Language and Literature, Trinity College, Cambridge University
1980-83 BA (Hons), English Language and Literature, St Anne’s College, Oxford University

Exhibitions and symposia (selected, all group shows)
2012 Plus ou moins sorcières (part 3), Montreuil, Paris
2012 Cutlog Art Fair, Paris (Isis Gallery)
2012 Berliner Liste Art Fair, Germany (Isis Gallery)
2011 Again, A Time Machine, curated by BookWorks at Spike Island, Bristol and White Columns, New York, USA
2011 Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist, group show curated by the Isis Gallery at the Trajector Art Fair, Brussels
2011 Fiction in Production, seminar organised by Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art
2009 Dark Places; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2008 Nought to Sixty, guest of Maria Fusco, curated by Mark Sladen and Richard Birkett at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
2007 Art and Law: Literature, seminar co-organized by Bronac Ferren, Collaborative Arts Programme, Arts Council of 
 England, held at King’s College Research Centre, Cambridge
2003 Selfware: Politics of Identity, sound strand curated by Robert Jelinek; Graz, Austria
2001 CODE: Collaboration and Ownership in the Digital Economy, co-organized by Bronac Ferren, Collaborative Arts
 Programme, Arts Council of England; held at Queen’s College, Cambridge
1999 Dub Housing, co-curated by Kodwo Eshun; Steirische Herbst, Graz, Austria
1999 Hiroshima Art Document, co-curated by Inventory; Creative Union Hiroshima, Japan
1992 Pharmakon 92, curated by Mark Waugh; Zap Club, Brighton


Commissions
2012 BookWorks artists' book commission, Pre-enactments (working title), with Victoria Halford
2011 Film and Video Umbrella & John Hansard Gallery, untitled Paul Virilio project, with Victoria Halford
2008 Piece Of Paper Press, Czar 52 Crash, with Victoria Halford
2007-2008 The Arts Catalyst and SCAN, residency at Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton, Derbyshire , with Victoria Halford
2007 London Fieldworks, Hibernator: Prince of the Petrified Forest film installation script; Beaconsfield Contemporary Arts, London
2002 Hyper Literature / South East Arts, Mappalujo: A Writing Game (with Jeff Noon), hypermedia creative writing project
2002 Proboscis, Wapping Ghost Ship, DIFFUSION ebook
1999 London Fieldworks, Syzygy software artwork, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Affiliations
2006- Collaboration with visual artist Victoria Halford
1999-2007 London Fieldworks collaborator
1995-2005 Contributor to Inventory, the “journal of fierce sociology”

Essays & articles
2008 ‘Letter to a Young Artist’, The Happy Hypocrite No.2
2005 ‘Jack the Mack Prophecies’, Inventory Vol. 5 (2/3)
2003 ‘Golems’ (with Victoria Halford), Inventory Vol. 5 (1)
2002 ‘Autocatalytic Art’, Inventory Vol. 4 (3)
2001 ‘To Die For!’ (with Victoria Halford), Contemporary Theatre Review Vol. 11 (3/4)
2000 ‘Anthropofferjism Manifesto’, Inventory Vol. 4 (1)
2000 ’24 Hour Window’, Camera Austria No. 71
1999 ‘Torture Cell Tapes’ (with Victoria Halford), Inventory Vol. 3 (2)
1999 Crash!, catalogue essay; exhibition co-curated by Scott King, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1998 ‘Dead London’, Inventory Vol. 3 (1)
1997 Damien Hirst interview, Big Issue No. 248, 1-7 September 1997
1995 Skin Shows: Art of Tattoo IV introduction: photos by Chris Wroblewski; Virgin Books


Non-fiction books

2013 (forthcoming) Pre-enactments, BookWorks, (with Victoria Halford)
2011 Voodoo Science Park, (with Victoria Halford), Zer0 Books
2007 Hibernator: Prince of the Petrified Forest, (intro by Naomi Siderfin), Beaconsfield
2002 Syzygy / Polaria: London Fieldworks, co-author, Black Dog Publishing
2002 Aftershocks, Transmissions from the End of Style Culture, (intro by Paul Dave), Wallflower Press
1998 Logic Bomb: Transmissions from the Edge of Style Culture, (intro by Matthew Collin), Serpent’s Tail
1998 Perfumed Head, (cover by Victoria Halford), Book Works: New Writing Series

Novels
2007 Meat Puppet Cabaret, Raw Dog Screaming Press
1999 Digital Leatherette, Codex

Collections
2006 London: City of Disappearances, text and photo; edited by Iain Sinclair, Hamish Hamilton
1999 Brit-pulp!, edited by Tony White, Sceptre
1998 Disco 2000, edited by Sarah Champion, Sceptre

Press and public appearances

2011 (September) article on Voodoo Science Park in The Daily Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-blog/8798691/Old-Weird-Albion-Voodoo-Science-Park.html

2011 (January) review of Voodoo Science Park in Sight & Sound:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/polls/films-of-2010-full.php#sandhu

2010 (18th November) screening of Voodoo Science Park with post-screening interview and discussion chaired by Kodwo Eshun, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmith’s College, University of London

2010 (23rd June) appearance on Hollingsville, radio show of Ken Hollings, Resonance FM

2009 (November) interview about Voodoo Science Park at John Hansard Gallery:
http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk/exhibition/archive/2009/darkplaces.htm





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