Beau Coleman is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been performed and/or exhibited across North America, Europe and in parts of Africa, Asia and Australia. 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 include performance art, intermedia, site-specific performance, theatre, dance, film, video and installation. Themes of isolation, suspension, intimacy and loss are interrogated in her work.
Recent performances and exhibitions include Sisters Academy: Veiled Absence (Den Frie Udstilling Centre for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017), Path of Longing (Luissa Catalucci Gallery, Berlin, Germany), Walking Kindness (UnPack StudioAIR, Havana, Cuba, 2017), What Have You Lost? (Mile Zero Dance, Edmonton, Canada, 2016), I Remember... (SubArctic, Edmonton, Canada, 2016), Let Me Tell You That I Love You (Distant Islands) (Fluid States North, Copenhagen, Denmark, Torshaven; Faroe Islands; Nuuk, Greenland, 2015), Let Me Tell You That I Love You (Nuit Rose/Artscape, Toronto, 2014), These Are Not My Mother’s Hands (Trinity Square Video, Toronto 2013) and Clock Piece (GlougAIR, Month of Performance Art Festival, Berlin, 2012).
Beau received her training at the National Theatre School of Canada and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. She is on faculty at the University of Alberta where she is the Coordinator of the MFA Directing Program and specializes in performance art, interdisciplinary creation and theatre.
Beau is currently creating a series of performances focussed on the ‘act of forgetting’.