Arts Council of Wales | About Bedwyr Williams

About Bedwyr Williams

Born in St Asaph in 1974, Bedwyr Williams lives and works in Caernarfon, North Wales.

Bedwyr Williams 2013His comedic and poetic live performances and installations deal with Welshness, otherness and difference. He has in the past assumed different personas in his work - a one-eyed preacher, the Grim Reaper and Count Pollen.

The artist’s work often draws upon the quirky banalities of his own autobiographic existence to develop his sculptures and performances. His work merges art and life with an idiosyncratic twist that is instantaneously sympathetic and relational.

His sculpture, installations, text and photography based works and live performances explore subject matter ranging from growing up in Colwyn Bay with size 13 feet, to a mini bus crash with four other artists in residence (in which he is the only survivor).

Bedwyr Williams’ work featured in the opening show at MOSTYN and last year created a memorable installation in Oriel Davies of Nimrod - a piece first shown at Ceri Hand Gallery.

His exhibition My Bad opened at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and toured to Mission Gallery in Swansea. Ceri Hand Gallery represents Williams and recently launched a new solo show, Dear Both, by the artist in their new gallery in London, during Frieze London 2012.

Williams also presented Curator Cadaver Cake as part of Frieze Projects, in association with Grizedale Arts. Conducting a live autopsy on a life-sized curator made from cake, complete with edible internal organs, it was one of the much talked about highlights of Frieze.

The inaugural Art13 London international art fair in March 2013 featured a dedicated performance booth designed by Bedwyr Williams, for which he also presented two performances.

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About Bedwyr Williams
Wales in Venice 2013

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