Beth Dillon (b. 1987, in Sydney, Australia) is an artist and curator based in the Biel/Bienne region. She is the current director of espace libre (Visarte Biel/Bienne) in collaboration with Vera Trachsel. She is also a founding member of Australian artist collective, 110% (2013 - present), with Lachlan Herd and Kieran Bryant.
Her solo and collaborative projects have been exhibited in international festivals, galleries and institutions including la Friche (St-Ursanne), IRMA Republic (Bern), 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, 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 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. Her work 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
Beth Dillon, Honours Research Paper, UNSW Art and Design, 2013