Nathan Beard is Perth-based interdisciplinary artist who works across mediums including photography, video and sculpture. His practice is primarily concerned with the influences of culture, memory and biography, in particular through the prism of his Thai-Australian heritage. Beard’s work often includes intimate and sincere engagements with family, embracing nostalgia as a tool to poignantly explore the complex ways a sense of heritage and identity is negotiated.
Beard holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art) with First Class Honours from Curtin University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the National Graduate exhibition Hatched (2008) and Memento Mori at the Lawrence Wilson Gallery (2014). His collaboration with artists Abdul Abdullah and Casey Ayres, The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, was presented at the NGV Studio for the 2012 Next Wave Festival the space between us wants to sing.