Bea Cartwright is an art researcher and writer. She is a doctoral candidate in Contemporary Art History & Theory at the Ruskin School of Art, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Bea is researching the relationship between art and politics in neo-conceptual art from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. She is writing about objects that engage with feminism and the "impolitical" produced in Glasgow, the North of England and London.
In 2017, Bea graduated with a master's in History of Art & Visual Cultures from the University of Oxford, where her dissertation on Chaim Soutine and materiality received the department prize for best in cohort. She also holds a first class bachelor's from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.
Bea is currently directing her first short dance film, commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.