Beyond Beyond is a cross-disciplinary creative studio set up by Giulia Astesani and Roshana Rubin-Mayhew. Their work is developed through collaborative practices, spanning from contemporary art exhibitions to queer club nights. Beyond Beyond’s multifaceted practice explores themes of interconnectivity, desire, 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. They have exhibited their work across Europe and both hold an MA in Photography from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.


EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, RESIDENCIES

2017
Artistic Residency (Upcoming) | Zaratan, Lisbon Portual
Notes for a new world order: Portal #1 | Artquest Lifeboat Studio Residency Exhibition, London UK
Queer Youth in Focus | Exhibition at Multi Arts Venue Contact, Commissioned by Contact & The Proud Trust, Manchester UK

2016
City Arcadia R&D Artistic Residency | Artspace, Coventry UK
Lemon Juice #5 (GJRL) | The Glory, London UK

2015
Lemon Juice #4 (GJRL) | Ivy’s Mess Hall, London UK
Lemon Juice #3 (GJRL) | Hysteria, London UK

2014
SAVANNAH (GJRL) | Artlicks Weekend, London UK
Lemon Juice #2 (GJRL) | Hysteria, London UK
Lemon Juice #1 (GJRL) | Moustache Bar, London UK

FEATURED PRESS
Girls Like Us, Buzzfeed, L-Mag, The Old Girls Club, DIVA Magazine, Photography Research Archive Centre (UAL), Metro Imaging, Pample-mousse, Spectrum Photographic.

COMBINED AWARDS
Artquest Lifeboat Studio Residency, Metro Imaging, MACK Award, Silverprint Award, Photoworks Prize (runner-up), Foam Paul Huf (nominee) and Magnum Graduate Photographer Award (nominees).

MORE ON G&R’s INDIVIDUAL PRACTICES
www.giuliaastesani.com
www.roshanarubinmayhew.com