Anne Bean

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Anne Bean (born 1950 Zambia) is an internationally known installation and performance artist whose work is managed by Artsadmin.[1]

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She is resident in the UK. She studied at the University of Cape Town, and Reading University, from 1968 to 1973.[2]

Her evocative work encompasses a range of media including slide projections, drawing, photography, video and sound using a wide range of materials from fire and pyrotechnics to weather balloons and wind to steam and honey. Since 1970, Anne has presented solo and collaborative projects incorporating static and time-based visual art, sound and performance extensively at art venues, festivals and unique sites throughout Europe, USA, Africa, Mexico and Japan.[3][4]

Anne Bean performed for Helmut Schmidt and Henry Kissinger and has been awarded the Time Out Dance and Performance Award twice.[5] In 2008 Bean was awarded the Legacy: Thinker in Residence award by Tate Research and the Live Art Development Agency with which she produced a DVD titled TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell.[6]

Anne Bean, Paul Burwell, and sculptor Richard Wilson formed the performance group, the Bow Gamelan Ensemble.[7][8]

She lives in Limehouse in the East End of London.

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