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

Bethan Hughes (b. 1989, Wigan, UK), studied Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art and Media Art at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In 2020, she received a PhD from the University of Leeds for her dissertation Against Immateriality: 3D CGI and Contemporary Art. Her work has most recently been shown in solo exhibitions at Centrum Berlin, HAUNT/frontviews, Berlin and in the group exhibition Mutual Matters: Goldrausch 2021 at the Haubrok Foundation, Berlin. Between 2019-20, she was a Braunschweig Projects fellow and in 2021 she received a fine art research scholarship from the city of Berlin.

Portrait by Lukas Städler, Templehofer Feld, April 2021.

Selected Exhibitions / Projects:

Solo, Hevea Act 6: An Elastic Continuum, Kunstpavillion Innsbruck (AT)
Group, Index 2024, gneration, Braga (PT) 

Research presentation, Tselinny Center of Contemporary Culture, Almaty (KZ)

Residency, European Media Art Platform, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (ES)
Solo, Hevea Act 6, European Media Art Platform, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (ES)
Group, Kunzten, Kunstraum Flutgraben, Berlin (DE)
Group, Natur Morte, Galerie Burster, Berlin (DE)

Group, The HarvestStiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
Group, A Fluid Defence, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg (DE)
Residency fellowship, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (DE)
Solo, Hevea Act 4: Unnatural Ecologies, feldfünf, Berlin (DE)

[ONGOING] Film project, High Deck, collaboration with Alina Schmuch and Caroline Pitzen, Berlin (DE)
Solo, Hevea Act 2: Devil's Milk, Centrum, Berlin (DE)
Solo, Hevea, HAUNT/frontviews, Berlin (DE)
Group, Mutual Matters: Goldrausch 2021, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin (DE)
Group, Staycation, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Sandwich Gallery, CTG Collective, Bucharest (RO)

Duo w/ Laura Schawelka, TAPPING DRESSING, Diskurs Berlin (DE)
Group, If Everything is Connected, Everything is Vulnerable, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (DE)
Online, Re-shift, Re-calibrate, Pavilion / Hyde Park Picture, Leeds (UK)

Group, Not Photography, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Screening Programme, An Eye To Notice Them (w/ Rhian Cooke, Jasleen Kaur, Rehana Zaman, Charlotte Prodger), Hyde Park Picture House for Yorkshire Sculpture International, Leeds (UK)
Group, Studio 100, Bauhaus 100, Gaswerk, Weimar (DE)
Engagement Artist, Sensory Sculpture, YSP / Yorkshire Sculpture International / John Jamieson School, Leeds / Wakefield (UK)

Group, EBC_019, East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol (UK)
Group, A Connection is Made, Gallery 46, Whitechapel, London (UK)
Artists’ book presentation, Oberfläche, AMBruno selection 2018, The Tetley, Leeds (UK)
Solo, Do Nothing, Open Field residency presentation, CASS School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Met (UK)

Group, Post-digital printmaking, Neon Gallery/ Concrete Gallery, Wroclaw (PL)
Performance (with MXZEHN/Sauter), Spektrum: art science tech., Scope Sessions, Berlin (DE)
Group, Open Call, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Group, In The Open, Sheffield Institute for the Arts, Sheffield (UK)
Solo, Bodies of Water, serf studios and project space, Leeds (UK)
Group, Cut Cloth, The Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Solo, Softbodies, Project Space, Leeds (UK)

Duo (with Duygu Atceken), Berlin Camouflage, Plattenvereinigung, Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin (DE)

Publications / Published Writing:
Hevea Act 4: Unnatural Ecologies, with Sajan Mani, Antony George Koothanady and Delfina Cabrera, Berlin (DE)

Corpsing: CGI as Grotesque Realism in the Work of Ed Atkins, article in Un/Masking: Reflections on a Transformative Process, Neofelis Verlag, Berlin (DE)
Hevea Act 3: Before the Blight Hit, Berlin (DE)
Hevea Act 2: Devil’s Milk, Berlin (DE)

Hevea Act 1: Hevea & Other Nutzpflanzen, BS Projects, Braunschweig (DE)

Oberfläche, AMBruno Artists’ Book Series London (UK)

Pure Beauty in Non-Spaces, collaboration with Louis de Belle, San Rocco Magazine, Milan (IT)

Fundamental Acts - Ceremony, collaboration with Louis de Belle, a+m bookstore, Milan (IT)
Facets of Kotti, Forms of Formalism N.3, LUCIA Verlag, Weimar / Berlin (DE)

Poor Image Projects (PIP), a nomadic event platform which supports and showcases audio-visual and moving image art, established in 2018 in collaboration with artist Anya Stewart-Maggs. PIP has worked with artists from across the UK and has held events at The Tetley, East Street Arts temporary spaces, Henry Moore Institute, Assembly House, Pavilion, MAP Charity at Hope House, University of Leeds, Blank Gallery and more. It has received funding from Arts Council England, Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds. In 2019, PIP took part in Index Festival.

Scholarships / Awards / Funding:
Scholarship: Kulturaustausch Global, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin (DE)

Scholarship: Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds (DE)

Project funding: Modul C, NEUSTART für Bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler (DE)

Scholarship: Bildende Kunst Recherchestipendium, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin (DE) 
Project funding: High Deck, DRAUSSENSTADT-Call for Action, Stiftung für Kulturelle Weiterbildung und Kulturberatung, Berlin (DE)

Project funding: Hevea Act 2, Kultur Neukölln, Bizirksamt Neukölln, Berlin (DE)

Artists programme: Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin, European Social Funds and the Berlin Senate Department for Health, Care and Equality (DE)

Scholarship: BS Projects, Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur(DE)

Project funding: Arts Council England funding for Poor Image Projects, part of group funding bid for Index Festival / Yorkshire Sculpture International

Project funding: Forum award, AHRC, for the event ‘Quilting Points Presents Sara Ahmed’, University of Leeds

Award: 3rd Axis Web Award, awarded to support Poor Image Projects

Scholarship: WRoCAH Large Award to support one month research residency at CASS, WRoCAH: White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (AHRC)

Project funding: AHC Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Support Award, Arts and Humanities Graduate School, University of Leeds to support seminar group ‘Quilting Points’ on the work of Sara Ahmed

Project funding: WRoCAH Small Award for Post-digital printmaking conference, Wroclaw, WRoCAH: White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (AHRC)

Scholarship: AHRC PhD Research Studentship WRoCAH: White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (AHRC)

Funding: Women’s Fund to support MA production, The Office of Equal Opportunities, Bauhaus University Weimar

Scholarship: 2 Year DAAD Postgraduate Study Scholarship to support MA, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn

Award: GSA Fine Art Essay Prize, Department for Historical and Critical Studies, Glasgow School of Art

Postgraduate Research / PhD, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds (UK)
Supervised by Prof. Gail Day, Dr. Diane Morgan, Prof. Christopher Taylor
Against Immateriality: 3D CGI & Contemporary Art

MA Media Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)
Supervised by Prof. Christine Hill Weimar (DE), 1.1 (1st Class)
New Prunk: Taste, Display and the Simulated Sensuous Surface

Erasmus Exchange, Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest (HU)
Fine Art Printmaking

BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1st Class, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (UK)  
Selected Professional:
Freelance project coordination / translation, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA, bi’bak e.V., Berlin (DE)

Visiting Tutor (Studio Practice), Undergraduate Fine Art programme; tutorials, workshops, crits, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, Uni. of Leeds (UK)

Exhibitions and Programming Fellowship at Printed Matter, Inc. Archiving, digitising and exhibition project, NYC (US)

Online-shop manager at Bauhaus Atelier, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)

Studio Assistant, Archiving, logistics, production for artist Dominique Hurth, Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435, Berlin (DE)

Selected Conference Papers & Talks:
Conference: Un/masking. On a mimetic form, Corpsing: CGI as Grotesque Realism in the work of Ed Atkins, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich, LMU Munich (DE)
Invited Lecture: Research Open Day, Art, research and the library as…, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (UK)

Open Field Residency: Artists’ Talk, The Sir John Cass School of Art, Design and Architecture, London (UK)

Conference: Post-digital printmaking and the redefinition of print, Print_Screen: Surface, Depth and the 3D Rendered Image, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław (PL)