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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09.05. - 17.08.2024, Braga
Hevea Act 6: An Elastic Continuum
gnration, Index Festival

07.12.2023, Berlin
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 1: Hevea & Other Nutzpflanzen, 2020

Latex, industrial rubber, Hevea seeds, lithograph diptych, air-valves, screen-print, animation, talc, steel, hardware, LCD screen, dimensions variable.

The first act in the ongoing Hevea series combines installation, sculpture, print and animation to tell a story of how humans shape and are shaped by the world and its non-human actants. Natural rubber, an organic material transformed by humanity, becomes a metaphorical and physical manifestation of the ways in which human and plant bodies are bound up with industry, imperialism and capitalism.