Beyond Beyond is a cross-disciplinary creative studio set up by Giulia Astesani and Roshana Rubin-Mayhew. Their work spans contemporary art, commissioned photography and lecturing. Beyond Beyond’s multifaceted collaborative practice explores themes of interconnectivity, utopias, queerness and feminism. They believe the proliferation of ideas is a powerful tool for social change, sparked in the fluid platforms they create for engagement and dialogue, ingress and egress.
Giulia and Roshana first began working together in 2014 as GJRL, an international four-strong female art collective with Lalu Delbracio & Jessie McLaughlin. They have exhibited their work across Europe and both hold an MA in Photography from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
Beyond Beyond teaches on the International BA Photography Course at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Milano Italy.
EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, RESIDENCIES
5th February-13th April 2018
30 Years Queer: Queer Youth in Focus
Exhibition at The Proud Trust, co-commissioned by Contact, Manchester UK
22nd March (PV)-30th April 2018
Anomalies in the flux of normal things
Solo show, Nowhere Gallery, Milan Italy
The shape of things to come
Group show, Nowhere Gallery, Milan Italy
Portrait of Britain, BJP
Public exhibition across JCDecaux screens throughout the UK
Notes for a new world order: Portal #1
Artquest Lifeboat Studio Residency Exhibition, London UK
Workshop series for London College of Communication
University of the Arts, London UK
Queer Youth in Focus
Exhibition at Multi Arts Venue Contact, Commissioned by Contact & The Proud Trust, Manchester UK
City Arcadia R&D Artistic Residency
Artspace, Coventry UK
Lemon Juice #5 (GJRL)
The Glory, London UK
Lemon Juice #4 (GJRL)
Ivy’s Mess Hall, London UK
Lemon Juice #3 (GJRL)
Hysteria, London UK
Solo show as part of Artlicks Weekend, London UK
Lemon Juice #2 (GJRL)
Hysteria, London UK
Lemon Juice #1 (GJRL)
Moustache Bar, London UK
British Journal of Photography, Girls Like Us, Buzzfeed, L-Mag, The Old Girls Club, DIVA Magazine, Photography Research Archive Centre (UAL), Metro Imaging, Pample-mousse, Spectrum Photographic, Of the land and us.
Portrait of Britain (BJP), Artquest Lifeboat Studio Residency, Metro Imaging Award, MACK Award, Silverprint Award, Photoworks Prize (runner-up), Foam Paul Huf (nominee) and Magnum Graduate Photographer Award (nominees).