Beatrice Gibson is a french-british filmmaker based between London and Palermo. Her films are known for their experimental and emotive nature. Exploring the personal and the political and drawing on cult figures from experiment literature and poetry - from Kathy Acker to Gertrude Stein - they are often populated by friends and influences and cite andincorporate co-creative and collaborative processes and ideas.
Gibson is twice winner of The Tiger Award for Best Short Film, Rotterdam International Film Festival, in 2009 and 2013 respectively. In 2013 she was shortlisted for The Jarman Award for Artist's film and the 2013–15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. In 2015 she won the 17th Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel. Most recently she was the winner of the Images Festival Marian McMahon Akimbo Award for Autobiography 2019 and was shortlisted a second time for the 2019 Jarman Award for Artist's film
Gibson has recently had recent solo exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre, London, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Mercer Union, Toronto (2019) and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, (2018 ). Her films have shown at film festivals around the word, including at New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Courtisane Film Festival, Punto De Vista International Documentary Film Festival and many more.
Her latest film premiered at Quinzaine (Directors Fortnight) Cannes Film Festival 2019. She is currently developing two new films: her first feature with BBC films, a love story, set during the course of one night, inspired by Kathy Acker's Don Quixote and Alice Notley's The Descent of Alette, as well as an adaptation of Euripedes' Alkestis co-directed by Gibson and her partner Nick Gordon and set in Sicily. Alkestis is commissioned by Museo Castelbuono Sicily in partnership with The British Art Show 9 and will be the subject of upcoming exhibitions and site specific installations at Ordet, Milano and Macro, Roma. Gibson's films are distributed by LUX, London.