Sarah Beddington

Film and Video


Born in Winchester, U.K.


1994-96 MA Fine Art, Central St Martin's College of Art and Design
1990-93 City and Guilds of London Art School

Solo Exhibitions

2008 'Crossing', curated by Tania Duvergne, Dumbo Arts Center (DAC), New York
 'Places of Laughter and of Crying', curated by Sacha Craddock and Graham Gussin, Bloomberg SPACE, London
2005-2006 'Panoptiscope', curated by James Putnam, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, London
2005 'Parallel Lines and Other Stories', curated by Alena Williams, Bootlab, Berlin
2004 Momenta Art, New York
2003 'where would you rather be...', FLAT, Paradeisos Design Center, Art Basel, Miami
2003 'Double Trouble', FLAT, New York
2001 'Forty Nights', Hales Gallery, London
1999 Galleri Wallner, Malmö, Sweden
1999 Hales Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK
 FIDMarseille, documentary film festival, Marseille
 'A travers un cercle de regards', Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2009 'Riwaq Biennale', curated by Riwaq, Ramallah, West Bank
 'The Other Shadow of the City', curated by Samar Martha, al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem
 'Les Rencontres Internationales', Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid
2008 'Les Rencontres Internationales', Beaux-arts de Paris, Paris
 'The Animal Gaze', London Metropolitan University, London
 'Re-Construction', curated by Ami Barak, Bucharest Biennale
 'Map Games', Today Museum, Beijing, China and Birmingham City Art Museum, Birmingham
 'AMBULANTE, Injerto', Gira de Documentales, Mexico City and touring
2007 'Riwaq Biennale', curated by Charles Esche, Riwaq and ArtSchool Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank
 'About Time', Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark
 Nordic Video Festival, Sweden
2006 'Panoramica', The Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City
 Peekskill Project, Peekskill, New York
2005 'Vanishing Point', curated by Claudine Isé, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
 LOOP Video Festival, Galeria del Angels, Barcelona
 DUMBO Video Festival, New York
 'Outside of It', Schroeder Romero, New York
2004-2005 'e-flux video store rental', devised by Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda touring from New York
 to KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Manifesta foundation, Amsterdam & the Moore Space, Miami
 Videobox, White Box Gallery, New York
 San Francisco Film and Video Festival
 'Goldspin', Casas Riegner Gallery, project room, Miami
2003 'Surveillance',The Moore Space, Miami
 Artists Space, New York
 Brewster Project, Brewster, New York
 MOCA D.C., Washington D.C.
2002 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
 In Situ Gallery, Aalst, Belgium
 Blains Fine Art, London
 Martin Kudlek Gallery, Cologne
2001 'Swenglish', Acme Sweden, London
2000 'Not Enough', Velan Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
 'The Wreck of Hope', the Nunnery Gallery, London
 'Introduction Service', Zwemmer Gallery, London
1999 'Bankside Browser', Tate Modern project, London
 NatWest Art Prize, Lothbury Gallery, London
 'Versus V', Carignano, Turin
 John Moores 21, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1998 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
 Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
1997 'Switch It Off', Kyoto, Japan
 Hales Gallery, London
 'History', The Mag Collection, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
1996 Whitechapel Open,Whitechapel Gallery, London


Arts Council of Great Britain and other corporate and private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA

Awards and Residencies

2009-10 Cité des Arts Paris residency
2009 ArtSchool Palestine residency
2006 Nominated for Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award
2005 'Panoptiscope' for the Petrie Museum at University College, London
Arts Council England
2004 Commission and funding to go to Shanghai
China Artwise Curators, London
2002-2003 Funding for residency at International Studio Program New York
British Council
2003 Artist Residency
Miami Cultural Arts Council, Miami, Florida
2002-2003 Artist Residency
International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
1993 Aeneas Award
Royal Academy of Arts, London

Selected Bibliography

Miller, Leigh Anne, ‘Sarah Beddington’, Art in America, Feb 2009
Cotter, Holland, ‘Sarah Beddington: Crossing’, New York Times, Nov 7, 2008
Ward, Ossian, ‘Sarah Beddington’, Time Out, London, Arts section, Jan 23–29, 2008
Evans, Gareth, ‘Places of Laughter and of Crying’, Time Out, London, Other Cinema section, Critics choice and review, Jan 16–22, 2008
Lack, Jessica, ‘Sarah Beddington’, Guardian Newspaper, Guardian Guide review and top 5, Jan 19, 2008
Carroll, Henry, ‘Places of Laughter and of Crying, Bloomberg SPACE’, City AM, Jan 21, 2008
Gray, Louise, ‘Living in a Box’, Museums Journal, October 2005
JC, 'Sarah Beddington: Panoptiscope', Flavorpill, Oct 4 – 10, 2005
artnet, 'Parallel Lines and Other Stories', Berlin, July 12, 2005
Johnson, Ken, 'Everywhere's the Same: Nowhere in Particular', New York Times, June 3 2005
Foster, Hal, 'Six Notes on Vanishing', Vanishing Point catalogue, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2005
Isé, Claudine, Vanishing Point catalogue, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2005
Dyer, Richard, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 77, 2005
What's On London, The Art Newspaper, November 2005
Gray, Louise, Museums Journal, November 2005
Hill, Joe: 'Sarah Beddington - where would you rather be...', contemporary magazine, issue 60, 2004
Turner, Elisa: 'Last call for a vital exhibit', Miami Herald, Dec 13 2003
Anderson, John: 'Video eye for Basel', The New Times, Dec 4 2003
Gronlund, Melissa: 'Double Trouble', contemporary magazine, issue 50, 2003
Levin, Kim, Voice Choices, Villlage Voice, March 12-18 2003
Cork, Richard: 'Five Best London Exhibitions', The Times Newspaper, June 9, 2001
Lack, Jessica: 'Exhibitions: Sarah Beddington', The Guardian Guide, June 2, 2001
Clark, Paul: 'Sarah Beddington', The Evening Standard, May 30, 2001
Tan, Eugene: 'Sarah Beddington', ArtReview, Volume L1V, June 2001
Kyander, Pontus: 'As if Looking Through a Venetian Blind', Sydsvenskan, December 13, 1999
Klinthage, Jorgen: 'Conscious Quotes and Melancholy Urban Spaces', Arbetet, December 13, 1999
John Moores 21(catalogue), Walker Art gallery, Liverpool, 1999
Versus V (catalogue), Ex Lanificio Bona, Carignano, Italy
Barbieri, Annalisa: 'Isn't a Camera Enough?', Independent on Sunday, Culture, June 20, 1999
Marlow, Tim: NatWest Art Prize 1999 (catalogue), p.9, Lothbury Gallery, London
Mullins, Charlotte: 'Suited and Muted', The Independent on Sunday, Culture, May 16, 1999
Burton, Jane: 'Wall-to-Wall Talent', Sunday Times, Metro, Apr 24-30, 1999
Exley, Roy: 'Sarah Beddington: Hales Gallery', zingmagazine, pp.210-212, spring/summer 1999
Dyer,Richard: 'Sarah Beddington', TimeOut, p.49, February 3-10 1999
Von Planta, Regina: 'Sarah Beddington in Hales Gallery', Kunst Bulletin, pp.42-43, January/February 1999
Fulcher, Dawn: 'Sarah Beddington', Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 21, p.88, December-February 1999
Greenan, Althea: 'Is History His or Hers?', Make, No.82, p.24, December 1998-February 1999
Benjamin, Marina: 'Whitechapel Open: No beef...', Evening Standard, Apr 9, 1998

© sarah beddington 2001-2010