Beth Collar (UK)
Why Words Now (Performer)
Beth Collar (b. Cambridge, England, 1984) is an artist living in Berlin, Germany. She thinks through sculpture and performance, making things, drawings, and installations. Her solo shows include Basher Dowsing, currently at von ammon co, Washington, D.C., End Quote, stadium, Berlin (2020); Daddy Issues, Dilston Grove, London, commissioned by Matt’s Gallery and Southwark Park Galleries (2019); Retrogression, a collaboration with Eoghan Ryan, 427 gallery, Riga, Latvia (2019); Thinking Here Of How The Words Formulate Inside My Head As I Am Just Thinking, Waldo at Mathew Gallery, New York (2018); Cloaked Output Vol 2: Spirals of Focus, Primary, Nottingham (2018); Seriously, Standpoint, London (2017); and 11/50, Fig2 at the ICA, London (2015).
Performances have taken place at CentrumCentrum, Szczecin, Poland (2020); Camden Arts Centre, London (2020); Bob Shop, Berlin (2019); Cafe Oto, London (2017); Glasgow Women’s Library (2016); and Serpentine Galleries, London (2015).
Recent group exhibitions have taken place at Regatta 2, Düsseldorf (2020); Kunstverein Kesselhaus, Bamberg, Germany (2020); Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (2019); Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2019); Bärenzwinger, Berlin (2019); Cell Project Space, London (2018); Kunstverein München, Munich (2017); and KW, Berlin (2016).
Since 2015, Collar has been an associated artist with the charity Waterloo Uncovered who use archaeology and the structures surrounding it to help veterans with mental health injuries recover.