Gabe Beckhurst Feijoo is a London-based art historian, curator and researcher who works primarily on photography, performance and moving image. Using theoretical approaches to animate archival research, their writing and curatorial practice is driven by an interest in centering queer and trans artmaking, politics and social infrastructures, as well as visual and cultural histories of spatial and environmental justice.
They are a curator of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022, a city-wide activation including the symposium Lucid Knowledge, exhibitions and a festival, and publishing projects in print and online. Previous curatorial projects include Dig Where You Stand for the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh (2018–19), ZEITSPUREN: The Power of Now, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel (2018) and ATARAXIA organised by Salon Suisse for the 57th Venice Biennale (2017).
They are currently completing an AHRC-funded PhD in Art History at UCL with a thesis that examines strategies of personae in queer and feminist engagements with spatial justice. The project maps fruitful coordinates between queer and trans, decolonial and ecocritical epistemologies and conceptual forms across key points in their contemporary development. Gabe’s writing has appeared in Map Magazine, Another Gaze and Sculpture Journal, among other publications.