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Beth Dillon (b. 1987, in Sydney, Australia) is an artist and curator based in Biel/Bienne. She creates performances, videos and installations that embed personal stories and experiences within wider issues such as mothering and care-work, travel and tourism, identity constructions, and the sociology of luck, achievement and success. Taking form through diverse solo, collaborative and curatorial contexts, her work honours handmade processes, found and recycled materials, the awkward, embarassing, overlooked and underrated, domestic dramas, friendship, family, bodies at work, bodies at play, dressing up, storytelling and spreading rumours. 


Dillon’s solo and collaborative projects have been presented in international festivals, galleries, institutions and night clubs including la Friche (La Nef, St-Ursanne), IRMA Republic (Bern), Theatre Biotop, Lokal-Int, Krone Couronne, la Cantonale Berne Jura and La Voirie (Biel/Bienne), Théatre du Loup, Festival Baz’art and the Deviant Art Festival (Geneva), Museum of Contemporary Art,  Casula Powerhouse, Underbelly Arts Festival, Soft Centre Festival, Liveworks Festival, Firstdraft Gallery and Cement Fondue (Sydney), Next Wave Festival, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Blindside ARI and Bus Projects (Melbourne), Project Space Festival and Month of Performance Art (Berlin), and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. She has completed numerous residencies including: Embassy of Foreign Artists (Geneva), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), ARE Holland (Enschede, NE), SIM (Reykjavik, IS) and Listhus Skammdegi AIR (Olafsjordur, IS). 


Dillon was co-director of independent art space espace libre (Visarte Biel/Bienne) in collaboration with Vera Trachsel (2021-2023). She is a founding member of Australian artist collective, 110% (2013 - present), with Lachlan Herd and Kieran Bryant. Current and past collaborators include Anton Bernois, Vana Kostayola (cie Kavecs) and Gregory Stauffer (cie cabinet des curiosités). 

She holds a Master of Fine Arts Research (1st Class) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st Class Honours, University Medal Distinction) from the University of New South Wales. She was awarded the 2021 Prix Anderfuhren and is a finalist in the 2024 Aeschlimann Corti Stipendium. Her work is part of the Visual arts collection of Canton Bern, and has been supported by the City of Biel/Bienne, fOrum culture, Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, the National Association for the Visual Arts, Australian Postgraduate Award, University of NSW, and the Copyright Agency (Australia).

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Review: Wet Nurse
David Wlazlo, Memo Review, December 2019
Notes on Nursing
Beth Dillon, October 2019

Been there, done that
Beth Dillon, MFA Research Paper, UNSW Art and Design, 2016-2019 

De Nouveaux Territoires: The Wide West Show! 
Performance review, Marie Sorbier, IO Gazette, February 2019 

Review: The Wide West Show!
Katia Berger, Tribune de Genève, March 2019

The Cosmopolitan Art Clown: Exhibition Essay
Kuba Dorabialski, September, 2018

Sweating the Foundations
Tulleah Pearce, October, 2018

Artist Profile: Beth Dillon 
Runway Conversations, Rebecca Gallo, 2017
I'm new here: Exhibtion Review 
Tracey Clement, Art Guide Australia, 2015

I'm new here: Exhibition Essay
Alison Groves, 2015


Getting to Know You

Beth Dillon, Honours Research Paper, UNSW Art and Design, 2013

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