Bedwyr Williams

Lives and works in Caernarfon, North Wales

Encompassing performance, sculpture, painting and video, Bedwyr Williams's practice is characterised by his unique humour and gentle self-depreciation, both informed in part, by his upbringing in Wales. At Frieze art fair in London in 2012 Williams made a cadaver out of cake, representing a murdered curator which visitors were invited to eat. Drawing from his life experiences, Williams' work, on the one hand, offers a sharp critique of our everyday world, and on the other a celebration of the obscure and overlooked.


Ateliers Arnhem, The Netherlands 1998-1999

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK 1994-1997

Selected Exhibitions

Bedwyr Williams, Tramway, Glasgow International 2014

The Starry Messenger, Wales in Venice Cymru Yn Fenis Collateral Event at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2013, Venice, Italy, 2013

Dear Both, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK 2012

My Bad, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK 2012

My Bad, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2012 Title tbc, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Nimrod, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, UK, 2011

Performa Ha!, Performa 11, Club Nutz, New York, USA, 2011

The Jinx, 1857, Oslo, Norway, 2010

Nimrod, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2009


Gold Medal and People's Choice Award, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Wrexham, Wales, 2011

The 2004 Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists, 2006

Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales Award, 2005





University of Cambridge Museums

Bedwyr Williams

April 2014 to March 2015




Making something together and sharing ideas.

ArtScapers have explored co-creating by planning a cityscape, creating an exhibition, making up enormous numbers together.


Time spent slowing down, noticing and considering.

ArtScapers have been reflecting whilst collecting, revisiting, thinking about space.


Watch the video of Bedwyr Williams' Talk at GRAVEL on 30 May 2015

Jun 19th 2015
Artist Bedwyr Williams talks about his work and the making of his film Century Egg produced during his Residency at Nort…

GRAVEL: notes from the other side of the fence

Jun 11th 2015
View photographs of the exhibition and programme of events that took place 28-30 May 2015. Featuring works by artists B…

Press Release - GRAVEL: notes from the other side of the fence

Three artist's projects for the north west cambridge development artist residency programme


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