Beyond Beyond is cross-disciplinary artist duo Giulia Astesani and Roshana Rubin-Mayhew. Their work explores queering as a methodology to revision and action beyond the current state of things.
Often collaborative in approach, they propagate a multiplicity of otherwise perspectives that seek to destabilise the hegemony that has formed the foundations of our present mainstream thinking and cultures. From installations to workshops, prints to queer parties, Beyond Beyond’s work could be understood as polymorphous platforms of desire, or portals, to other possible worlds and ways of being.
Giulia and Roshana’s individual practices stretch back over 10 years to before they met during their Master’s at University of the Arts, London. They first began working together in 2014 as GJRL, an international four-strong art collective with Lalu Delbracio & Jessie McLaughlin.
Beyond Beyond teaches on the International BA Photography Course at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Milano Italy.