Alli Beddoes is a freelance Curator based in London and Birmingham.
Her aim is to develop relations and opportunities between art, artists and the city. They vary enormously in scale, duration and type of location, challenging expectations of where art can be seen and by whom.
Alli Beddoes initiated Capital Art Projects with Kaye Winwood in 2003. It’s debut commissioning programme; the distance between us was funded by Arts Council. It responded to the current regeneration programmes within the city of Birmingham. These areas were undergoing ambitious redevelopment programmes in an attempt to regenerate themselves and to increase the city’s overall geographical expanse. Artists Simon Pope, Sans façon, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry investigated and commented upon how this regeneration impacts on dwellers, commuters and inhabitants who continue to navigate and use the city.
Beddoes previously worked as Ikon Gallery’s Press and Marketing Officer before studying an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies at Birkbeck College, University of Central London, her research continues to explore [re]presentations of beliefs, wishes and fears for our culture, the city and the future of contemporary art practice.