Bedwyr Williams was born in 1974 in St Asaph, Wales. He gained his BA at Central St Martins College of Art and Design (1997) and his MA at Ateliers Arnhem, NL (1999). Bedwyr lives and works Caernarfon.
Recent and forthcoming solo shows include Barbican Curve Gallery, London, UK(2016); Limoncello, London, UK; The Whitworth, Manchester, UK; VISUAL, Carlow, IRL; g39, Cardiff, UK; Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion, DK (all 2015); Tramway, Glasgow, UK for Glasgow International; MOSTYN, Llandudno, UK (2014); Welsh Pavilion for 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT (2013); IKON, Birmingham, UK (2012); and Kunstverein Salzburger, AT (2011). Plus international group shows.
Bedwyr Williams works across a variety of media including performance, video, sculptures and text often bringing them together as larger installations. He is interested in the friction between the deadly serious and the banal aspects of modern life. Often he satirises the role of the artist and that of the curator against this backdrop creating cruel, absurd scenarios for them to appear in. He will often deliberately refrain from over-explaining his work, preferring to let the work speak for itself and the audience work for interpretation, perhaps in retaliation to the convoluted art-jargon commonly associated with much contemporary art.