Anne Bean is a London-based artist who is an active and influential figure in UK live art and performance. Born in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1950, she moved to England in 1969 after an initial art education at the University of Cape Town. She attended Reading University (graduated 1973), and her wide-ranging practice encompasses slide projections, drawing, photography, video and sound, with materials such as fire and pyrotechnics to weather balloons and wind to steam and honey. Since 1970, she has presented solo and collaborative projects throughout Europe, USA, Africa, Mexico and Japan. In 2008 Bean was awarded the Legacy: Thinker in Residence award by Tate Research and the Live Art Development Agency. In May this year, she exhibited images relating to performance works from the 1970s with England & Co at Photo London, Somerset House.