Bethan Hughes

Artist, researcher / installation, moving-image, sculpture, print, text / working on and with transformation; biological, bodily, ritual, industrial, technological, commercial, immaterial.

Gebäude 60,
Wilhelminenhofstr. 83-85,
12459 Berlin

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Opening group exhibtion
nature morte
Galerie Burster

01.12.2023, Gijón
Opening solo exhibition
Hevea Act 6: An Elastic Continuum
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

01.09.2023, Berlin
Group exhibition
shot nine #floating
Galerie Burster

31.08.2023, Berlin
Research presentation
Hemdflannel G
Floating Berlin

07.08. - 21.09.2023, Gijón
EMAP residency
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

08.07.23, Berlin
Group exhibition
Kunzten #2
Am Flutgraben Project Space

28.06.23, Vienna
Die Angewandte
Research presentation

22.06.23, Sheffield
S1 Artspace
Research presentation

14.05.23, Almaty
Tselinny Centre

08.-10.03.23, Athens
EMAP meeting / presentation
Onassis Foundation

19.11.22, Münsterland
Group exhibition
The Harvest
Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen

01.08.-25.09.22, Münsterland
Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
Residency and fellowship

03.-19.06.22, Hamburg
A Fluid Defence
Group exhibition at Künstlerhaus Sootbörn

29.05.22, Online
An Artist Interview #21
Kunzten platform

09. - 30.04.22, Berlin
Hevea Act 4: Unnatural Ecologies
An exhibtion of new work presented at feldfünf

03.02.22/18:30, Bucharest
Zoom Talk
To accompany the group exhibition, Staycation

08. - 12.21, Berlin
Draußenstadt Funding
Film project about the High Deck Siedlung with Alina Schmuch

09. - 12.21, Berlin
Research Scholarship
To support research phase of Hevea Act 4/5 at the Topography of Terror Documentation Centre, Berlin, The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and the Institute for Biology and Biotechnology of Plants, University of Münster

16. - 23.07.21, Bucharest
Staycation Residency
Hosted by Catinca Tabacaru Gallery and Sandwich Gallery alongside the artists Barbara Lüdde, Lera Kelemen, Catinca Malaimare, Yen Chun Lin, Isabella Fürnkäs, Lexia Hachtmann, Ioana Stanca, Ana Pascu and Ana-Maria Stefan

01. - 12.21, Berlin
Goldrausch 2021 Scholarship
Programme for women artists with Mouna Abo Assali, Irma Blumstock, Veruschka Bohn, Ahu Dural, Dora Durkesac, Irene Fernández Arcas, Lexia Hachtmann, Heyon Han, Barbara Lüdde, Rachel Monosov, Ingrid Ogenstedt, Nnenna Onuoha, Anna Slobodnik, Hana Yoo

02. - 04.21, Berlin
Workplace Scholarship
Space to work on the project Hevea at feldfünf e.V.

2019 - 20, Braunschweig
BS Projects Fellowship
With Sajan Mani, Ho Sanggeun, Alina Schmuch, FRAUD

Bethan Hughes

Artist and researcher / installation, animation, sculpture, print, text / working on and with transformation; from biological, bodily, ritual, material, to technological, commercial, industrial, immaterial.

Gebäude 60,
Wilhelminenhofstraße 83-85,
12459 Berlin.

Info & CV

Hevea Act 6: An Elastic Continuum, 2023

Glass, steel, rubber, quadrophonic audio + 8-channel generative audio, single-channel video, 27 mins. Dimensions variable. 
Sound: Diego Flórez.

The story of Taraxacum Kok Saghyz (a rubber-containing plant better known as the Kazach or Russian dandelion) narrated from the perspective of the women whose labour was and is related to its cultivation, transformation, and exploitation.

Installation views: Luis Hernando
Outfit for a Woman in a Field, 2022
Latex, stainless steel, dandelions

An Elastic Continuum I - IV, 2022
Stainless steel, silver gelatin prints

Works emerging out of an ongoing project concerning Taraxacum Kok-Saghyz, aka the Kazakh dandelion, a plant prized for the high natural rubber content in its roots. 
Hevea Act 4: Unnatural Ecologies, 2022

Latex, steel, air valves, hardware, PDF, speakers, sound piece, 9 mins, looped.

“Latex and rubber are indeed extraordinary substances that allow us to reflect on the techniques and technologies that produce and relate bodies with materials in unnatural ecologies.”

Delfina Cabrera in The Disorder of Things, a commissioned essay that forms part of the Hevea Act 4 digital publication.

Installation views: Linus Muellerschön
Hevea Act 4: Unnatural Ecologies, 2022

Digital publication, optimised for mobile, designed by Jamie Hudson

Featuring three commisioned texts:

A collaboration between the sun and the skin of the rubber: A conversation with Sajan Mani and Antony George Koothanady,
transcribed by Bethan Hughes, 2022

Topologies of an Extraordinary Substance
Delfina Cabrera, 2022

The Disorder of Things,
Delfina Cabrera, 2022
Collars and Cuffs, 2022

Latex, stainless steel, steel, hardware


Stattsgummi, Stattsblume, 2020

One colour screenprint on Kozo paper, each 60 x 42 cm, framed

Presented as part of the group exhibition A Fluid Defence, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg, 04. - 19.06.22.