The Jarman Award

Beatrice Gibson

Image of Jarman Award 2019 - Beatrice Gibson, I HOPE I'M LOUD WHEN I'M DEAD (2018), film still
Video: Beatrice Gibson Shortlisted Artist Profile



Beatrice Gibson makes films that are improvised and experimental in nature, exploring the pull between chaos and control in the process of their making. Drawing on cult figures from experimental music, literature and poetry - from Cornelius Cardew and Robert Ashley to Kathy Acker and Gertrude Stein - Gibson’s films are citational and participatory. Populated by friends and influences from within her immediate community, they often cite and incorporate co-creative and collaborative processes and ideas.

She has recently had recent solo exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Camden Arts Centre, London; Bergen Kunsthall and Mercer Union, Toronto. Her films have shown at film festivals including New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Courtisane Film Festival, Punto De Vista International Documentary Film Festival and many more. Her latest film premiered at Directors Fortnight, Cannes film festival 2019. Gibson is twice winner of The Tiger Award for best short film, Rotterdam International Film Festival, winner of the 2015 Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel and the Marian McMahon Akimbo Award for Autobiography, 2019. 

She is currently working on a feature film inspired by the heroine of Kathy Acker’s 'Don Quixote'. Gibson's films are distributed by LUX, London. She is represented by Laura Bartlett.

Video: Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs [Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters]2019 (trailer)

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