Bethan Hughes works with animation, sculpture, installation and print. She is interested in how the biological and the bodily–that which is inefficient, messy, fluid and decaying–is at odds with the immaterial processes which govern contemporary life.

+ She is a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Her research focusses on the technical, political and artistic implications and uses of 3D computer-generated imagery.

+ In 2018, together with artist Anya Stewart-Maggs, she established Poor Image Projects, a nomadic event series for moving-image and audio-visual art forms. 


Exhibitions / Presentations / Projects:

(Upcoming) Not Photography, Manchester (UK)
(Upcoming) Studio 100, part of Bauhaus 100, Weimar (DE)
(Upcoming) Yorkshire Sculpture International Engagement Artist, Leeds (UK)

Group / East Bristol Contemporary, EBC019, Bristol (UK)
Group / Gallery 46, A Connection is Made, London (UK)
Presentation / The Tetley, Oberfläche, AMBruno selection 2018,  Leeds (UK)
Solo / CASS School of Art, Architecture & Design, Open Field Residency, London (UK)
Group / Neon Gallery & Concrete Gallery, Post-digital printmaking, Wroclaw (PL)

Performance / Spektrum: art science technology w/MXZEHN & Marc Sauter, Berlin (DE)
Group / Bankley Studios and Gallery, Open Call, Manchester (UK)
Group / Sheffield Institute for the Arts, In The Open, collaboration with Caitlin Stobie, Sheffield (UK)
Solo / serf studios and project space, Bodies of Water, Leeds (UK)
Group / The Portico Library & Gallery, Cut Cloth, Manchester (UK)
Solo / Project Space, Softbodies, curated by Sam Belinfante, Leeds (UK)               

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

Solo / Bauhaus Str. 1, New Prunk, Weimar (DE)
Duo / Der Laden, Ornament & Crime, collaboration with Duygu Atceken, Weimar (DE)

Duo / M9, Strangely Familar, collaboration with Golriz Behgoo, Weimar (DE)

Group / The Arches, Blind Plotting, Glasgow (UK)

Publications/ Writing:

AMBruno Artists’ Book Series, Oberfläche, 2018, London (UK)
San Rocco Magazine Edition 13, Pure Beauty in Non-Spaces, collaboration with Louis de Belle, 2017, Milan (IT)
Fundamental Acts, Ceremony, collaboration with Louis de Belle, a+m bookstore, 2016, Milan (IT)
Forms of Formalism N.3, Facets of Kotti, LUCIA Verlag, 2016, Weimar / Berlin (DE)

Scholarships/ Awards:

Leeds for Life Foundation, 2019, to support Poor Image Projects

White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (AHRC) Student-led Forum Award, 2018, to support the event ‘Quilting Points Presents Sara Ahmed’

Axis Web Award, 2018, to support Poor Image Projects

White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (AHRC) Large Award, 2018, to support a one month research residency in London 

Arts and Humanities Graduate School, University of Leeds AHC Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Support Award, 2018, to support seminar group ‘Quilting Points: Reading Sara Ahmed’

White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (AHRC) Small Award, 2017, to attend Post-digital printmaking conference in Wroclaw  

AHRC PhD Research Studentship, awarded 2016, 3 year PhD scholarship for research project at University of Leeds

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), awarded 2012, 2 Year DAAD Postgraduate Study Scholarship for MFA


Workshops ‘Visual Tactility’, level 1 fine art undergraduate, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds (UK), 03/2019

Tutor in studio practice, level 1 & 2 Fine Art undergraduate, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds (UK), 10/2016 - present


Exhibitions and Programming fellowship at Printed Matter, Inc., New York City (US), 07/2018

Online-shop manager at Bauhaus Atelier, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar (DE), 01/2016 - 09/2016 

Personal Assistant to artist Dominique Hurth, Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435, Berlin (DE), 04/2015 - 04/2016

PhD (Candidate) at School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds (UK), 2016 - 2019 

MA Media Art and Design at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar (DE), 2012 - 2014

Erasmus Exchange, Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest (HU), 2010

BA (Hons) Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (UK), 2008 - 2011