Beau Coleman is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been performed and/or exhibited across North America, Europe and in parts of Africa, Oceania, and Asia. She has made works for a diverse range of locations and contexts, whether situated in galleries, theatres, suspended over rivers or projected onto buildings. Previous creations encompass the mediums of performance art, intermedia, site-specific performance, theatre, dance, film, video and installation. Themes of isolation, suspension, intimacy, grief and loss are interrogated in her work.
Recent performances and exhibitions include: Veiled Absence for Sisters Academy (30-day durational), Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017); Walking Kindness, Unpack Studio (Havana, Cuba, 2017); Path of Longing, Luissa Catucci Gallery (Berlin, Germany, 2017); Let Me Tell You That I Love You (Distant Islands), Fluid States North (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015); Culture House (Torshaven, Faroe Islands, 2015); Nuuk Art Museum (Nuuk, Greenland, 2015); Nuit Rose/Artscape (Toronto, 2014), These Are Not My Mother’s Hands, Trinity Square Video (Toronto, Canada 2013), and Clock Piece, GlouAIR, Month of Performance Art, MPA-Berlin (Berlin, Germany, 2012).
Beau received her training at the National Theatre School of Canada and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. Beau is on faculty at the University of Alberta, where she specializes in contemporary performance and interdisciplinary creation, and is the Coordinator of the M.F.A. Directing Program and Co-Director of the new Faculty of Arts’ Signature Area in Research-Creation.
Beau is currently creating a series of performances focussed on the ‘act of forgetting’.