1984, Nottingham, England

About the Artist

Allan Binns is an artist/curator who predominantly works in film, installation and performance.

Since graduating from Loughborough University’s School of Art & Design in 2009, Binns has exhibited, curated and held residencies both locally and internationally at venues including ArtLacuna (London), Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin) and Studio X (Mumbai).

He has performed Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s Home Made Tasers at venues including Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham) and New Walk Museum & Art Gallery (Leicester).

Binns is currently on tour performing Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On with the Candoco Dance Company at venues including Sadler’s Wells (London), Nottingham Playhouse (Nottingham) and Tramway (Glasgow).

As a curator and organiser of independent art exhibitions and events, Binns has orchestrated several Arts Council of England funded projects including NOTLOST – a 28 event, citywide independent arts festival. In 2011, Binns teamed up with Asia Art Projects’ Elise Foster Vander Elst to produce Project India; a cross-cultural collaboration, initially taking the form of a group of short term residencies and culminating in a series of exhibitions and events across Mumbai.

Binns is the co-founder and director of Bohunk Institute (Nottingham); a non-for-profit multidisciplinary project space set in the heart of Nottingham’s vibrant Creative Quarter.