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b. 1985, United Kingdom

Oliver Beer Biography

British artist Oliver Beer recalls his background in both music and fine art to create works which explore the relationship between sound and space with a particular focus on voice and architecture. Beer's sound arrangements call into question the artist's own fascination with the emotional and sentimental value of physical objects and spaces. His works are participatory in the sense that the viewers presence becomes instrumental in seeking to explore how the human body experiences sound.

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Prior to attending the Ruskin School of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, Oliver Beer studied music at the Academy of Contemporary Music, an experience which has since shaped his artistic practice. His research into sound has resulted in intriguing performances that embody the relationships between sound space and other.

Beer's practice traverses a variety of media including installation, performance, film, and sculpture alongside his renowned sound works. Drawing on universally shared emotions and perceptions of the relationships between sound and space, Beer's works are at once intimate and all-inclusive.

Frances Hodgson | Ocula | 2017

Oliver Beer In Ocula Magazine

Bridget Polk to Balance Rocks at Riga Biennial Opening Ocula News Bridget Polk to Balance Rocks at Riga Biennial Opening London, 14 August 2020

The opening also features an artist talk by balloonist Tomás Saraceno and a musical performance by Oliver Beer.

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Oliver Beer In Related Press

The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) announces first 21 artists for its 45th anniversary exhibition Related Press The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) announces first 21 artists for its 45th anniversary exhibition

The world-renowned Biennale of Sydney is back next year to celebrate its 45th anniversary exhibition. Set to maintain its status as the largest and best-attended contemporary arts event in Australia, the 21st Biennale of Sydney is anticipated to once again bring an impressive and diverse range of contemporary artists and artworks to the...

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