British artist Oliver Beer (b.1985) trained in musical composition in London, before studying Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University and Theory of Cinema at the Sorbonne, Paris. His personality and his background in both music and fine art led to an early interest in the relationship between sound and space, particularly the voice and architecture. Within and alongside his work with sound, Oliver Beer creates subtle and diverse sculptural, installation and film works.
Oliver Beer’s work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; MAC Lyon; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Fondation Hermès, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul; the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; and the Istanbul Biennale, and he has held residencies with the Fondation Hermès, the Villa Arson and the Watermill Center, New York. He is the winner of several awards including the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Art Prize (2015). His work is in many private and public collections including the Pompidou Centre, MAC Lyon, FRAC Île de France, Japanese National Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, and MONA Australia.