Galerie Tschudi

Bethan Huws was born in 1961 in Bangor, Wales. She studied at Middlesex Polytechnic (81–85) in London and Royal College of Art (86–88) in London. She lives and works in Paris and Berlin.

Solo Exhibitions

2011-2012
  • Reading Duchamp, Labor Berlin 7, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany*
2011
  • Films, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria*
  • Films & Ready-mades, Fonds régional d’art contemporain du Limousin, Limoges, France
  • Black & White Animals, Centre international d’art et du paysage, île de Vassivière, France
  • Billboard for Edinburgh Project, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Capelgwyn, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
2010-2011
  • Zeichnungen – Drawings, Grafische Sammlung, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany*
2010
  • Il est comme un saint dans sa niche: Il ne bouge pas, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany*
  • Singing for the Sea, Art Now Lightbox, Tate Britain, London, England
2009
  • New Works for Margate Seafront and King’s Wood, Turner Contemporary, Margate and Stour Valley Arts, Challock, England
  • Bethan Huws, Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Fountain, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany*
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • Watercolours, In the cabinet-Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
  • Fountain, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal*
2008
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
  • Bethan Huws, University Gallery, University of Massachussetts, Amherst, USA*
2007
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
  • Curious Not Nosey, Dommuseum, Salzbourg, Austria
  • Bethan Huws, Kunstverein / Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland*
2006-2007
  • Bethan Huws. B.A.C.A. 2006, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands*
2006
  • Filme, Institute für Kunst und Medien der HGK, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
  • The Chocolate Bar / Premiere, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales
2004
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland
  • ION ON & Singing for the Sea, Tate Modern, London, England
2003
  • Word-Vitrines, K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
  • Foyer, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany*
  • ION ON / Premiere, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, England
2002
  • Bethan Huws, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
2001
  • Bethan Huws, Springhornhof Kunstverein, Neuenkirchen, Germany
  • On What?, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England
  • Bethan Huws, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, Wakefield
2000-2001
  • Federn, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany*
2000
  • Drehmomente. Singing for the Sea, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth in der Lokremise, St Gallen, Switzerland
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
1999
  • Bethan Huws, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Boats, Watercolours and a New Outdoor Text Work, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada*
  • Bethan Huws, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USA
1998-1999
  • Watercolours, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany; Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland; Oriel Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno, Wales*
1998
  • Bethan Huws. White 3, Galerie Poo Poo, London, England
1997-1998
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
1997
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany
1996
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
1994
  • Drawings, watercolours and boats 1988-1994, Galerie Luis Campaña, Köln, Germany
1993
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
  • A Work for the North Sea, Sugar Sands, Longhoughton, Northunberland, The Bistritsa Babi/Bethan Huws, an Artangel project, London, England*
  • Bethan Huws, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany
1992
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Bethan Huws, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Luis Campaña, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1991
  • Bethan Huws, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England*
  • Bethan Huws, Galerie Luis Campaña, Frankfurt, Germany
1990
  • Bethan Huws, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, curated by Ulrich Loock*
1989
  • Bethan Huws, Riverside Studios, London, England

* Catalogue

Group Exhibitions

2012
  • Don’t Smile, Kunstmuseum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein*
  • Fountain, ArtFilm, Art43Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Zuoz 10th Anniversary, Galerie Tschudi Zuoz, Switzerland
  • Compass, Beacon Art Project, Lincolnshire, England
  • Invisible, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London*
  • Immaterial Sculpture, Bel Etage Projects, L40 Berlin, Germany
  • Simultan, Centre Européen d’Action Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France*
  • KonterFrei - Zum Porträt heute, General Public, Berlin, Germany
  • Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?, La Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France*
  • An Exhibition to Hear Read, ICA Philadelphia, USA
  • The Poster Show, Galerie Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
  • Au loin une île, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris*
2011–2012
  • A Text is a Thing, Galleria Vistamare – Benedetta Spalletti, Pescara, Italy
  • Incongru. Quand l’art fait rire, Museum of Fine Art, Lausanne, Switzerland*
2011
  • Au loin une île, Frac Acquitaine, Bordeaux, France*
  • Kunst und Philosophie, Neuer Bildender Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany*
  • A Collection With Stature, Heinz und Marianne Ebers Stiftung, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange, Germany*
  • Back to the Future, Kunstverein / Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland
  • 20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt an Main, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Spiele im Park, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
  • Studies For an Exhibition, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England
  • Bob and Breakfast-Robert Filliou et ses invités, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France
  • Sublimation, Oakville Galleries, Oakvile, Ontario, Canada
  • Noli me Tangere, Van Moerkerke Collection, Oostende, Belgium
  • Watercolour, Tate Britain, London, England*
2010–2011
  • Sphères 3, Le Moulin-Galleria Continua, Boissy le Châtel, France
  • Noli ne Tangere !, KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Germany
2010
  • Die Natur ruft!, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • More Pricks than Kicks, David Roberts Arts Foundation, London, England
  • Façade, Artist’s Film Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Concrètement, Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, France
  • Galerie 25th Anniversary, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • Qué hace alguien como tu eu un lugar como éste?, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Los Palmas de Canarias, Spain*
  • Next Generation, Kunstverein / Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland
  • Täuschend echt. Illusion und Wirklichkeit in der Kunst, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany*
  • Louise Lawler, Allan Mc Collum, Bethan Huws, Galerie Isabelle Czarnowska, Berlin, Germany
2009
  • Young Ladies, Old Chaps and Some Thai Friends, Galleria SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy
  • Voids, eine Retospektive, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland*
  • We would like to thank (again) the curators who wish to remain anonymous, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, France
  • The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany*
  • elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France*
  • Spiegel geheimer Wünsche, Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany *
  • Epèces d’espaces, Yvon Lambert, New York, United States (28. March – 16. May 2009)
  • Vides-Voids, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France*
2008–2009
  • Art, Price and Value, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina-Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italy*
2008
  • The Chocolate Bar, Film in Friesland, The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Art Word Lovers, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin, Germany
  • Blast from the Past (Part 2), Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, France
  • Archeology of Longing, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
  • The Seventh Shangai Biennale 2008, Shangai*
  • Noleftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • ArteBregaglia, Bergell, Switzerland*
  • Past-Forward, Zabludowicz Collection*
  • Full House, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
  • Eternuement de Corneilles, pieds d’huitre et oeufs de Léopard....Galerie d’Art du Conseil Général, Aix-en-Provence, France*
  • The Unfair Fair, 1:1 Projects, Rome, Italy
  • Néon Bible, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
  • Piss off I’m a Fountain !, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Center, London, England
2007–2008
  • 100 Days=100 Videos, GL. Strand, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007
  • Death Becomes Her, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Temporary Space, Art Basel Miami Beach, USA
  • J’embrasse pas, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
  • Temporary Space, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Frieze Art Fair, London, England
  • Regards croisés sur les paysages, Parc naturel régional du Vercors, La Halle, Pont-en-Royans, France*
  • Shoeshine, Chocolate Bar and Others Moving Images from the Collection, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Summer Show, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, England
  • Fish and Chips, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
  • Schweigt. MARTa, MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany*
  • vorstellen . formulieren, Sprache als Modell der Wirklichkeit, K3 Project Space, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Emerging Wor(l)ds. Tina B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Czech
  • New Acquisitions – Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain, London, England
  • Bookish Relations, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin
  • Screening, Karma International, Zürich, Switzerland
  • PURE, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
  • Critical Mass – 20 Years Foundation Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland*
  • Lines, squares and cubes, Produzentengalerie, Hambourg, Germany
  • Inky Toy Affinitas, Cerealart Project Room, Philadelphia, USA
2006–2007
  • 100 Days=100 Videos,Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany
  • Winter Show, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
2006
  • Detail(s), Kunsthalle Kino Basel, Switzerland
  • Beyond the Movement the Cinema, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
  • DI-SEGNI, Studio Trisorio, Naples & Rome, Italy
  • Cacao & Co, Musée de Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Summer Show, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • Cherchez le bois, Monsieur Tschudi, pour moi !, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
  • Textual Works, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA
  • Mental-Image, Kunstverein / Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland
2005–2006
  • Winter Show, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • A Brief History of Invisible Art, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA*
  • Brought to Light, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales*
2005
  • Summer Show, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • ERYRI-A Sense of Place, Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor, Wales
  • Kunst in Schokolate/Chocolate Art, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany*
  • Over & Over, Again & Again, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius*
2004
  • Spread in Prato 2004, Centro per l’arto contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy*
  • Hauptwerke der Sammlung, Kolumba, Sammlung des Erzbischöffichen Diözesanmuseum, Köln, Germany
  • Summer Show, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • Ich will, dass Du mir glaubst!, 9. Triennale Kleinplastisk Fellbach, Stuttgart, Germany*
  • Congregation: Commotion Artist’s Film, Picture This Moving Image, Bristol, England
2003–2004
  • Further: Wales at the 50th Venice Biennale 2003, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales; National Museums and Galleries, Cardiff, Wales *
2003
  • ION ON, ArtFilm, Art34Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • ION ON, Wales at the 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy*
  • The Translator’s Notes, Cafe Gallery, London, England
  • N.N., Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
  • Celebrate/Dathlu, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales*
2002–2003
  • On Paper 1, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
  • The Museum, the Collection, the Director and his Loves / Das Museum, die Sammlung, der Direktor und seine Liebschaften, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2002
  • Regarder la mer, repenser le monde, Le Grande Café, Saint Nazaire, France
  • Startkapital, K 21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany*
  • Räume, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
  • House Party, la mia normalità, la tua follia, Blodo, Firenze, Italy
  • Basics, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland*
  • Zeitmaschine-Time Machine, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
2001
  • Self/Portrait, National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, Wales
  • R, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
  • Ohne Zögen./Without hesitation, Sammlung Thomas Olbricht, Neues Museum Weserburg und Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen,
  • Kleine Paradiese, im Gustpark Böckel, Garten-Landschaft OstWestfalenLippe, Germany
2000–2001
  • Finale de partita, End Game, Fin de partie, organised by Biagiotti Arte Contemporanea, Institut français, Firenze,
2000
  • The Idea of North, City Arts Gallery, Leeds, England, curated by Nigel Walsh
  • Wunsch und Erinnerung - Mixing Memory and Desire, neues Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland*
  • New Acquisitions: Work on Paper, Henry Moore Institute, City Arts Gallery, Leeds, England
  • Afon:River, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, curated by Martin Barlow
1999–2000
  • Am Horizont, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany, curated by Julian Heynen*
  • Forget about the ball and keep playing, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany*
1999
  • Drawings, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USA
  • SuperStructure, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, Wales*
  • Harlech Art Biennale 3, Harlech, Wales
  • Ex-Tension, Het Domein Museum, Sittard, The Netherlands
1998–1999
  • 7. Triennale der Kleinplastik, Südwest LB Forum, Stuttgart*
1998
  • Clean slate, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Wahlverwandtschaften, Art&Appenzell, Appenzell, Switzerland*
  • Ethno-Anthics, Nordiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden*
  • New Art from Britain, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria*
  • llath-yard, Centre for Research in Fine Art, Cardiff, Wales
  • Voice Over, Sound and vision in current art, a National Touring Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, Arnolfini Galleries, Bristol, England; Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, England; Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, England*
1997–1998
  • Pictura Britannica: Art from Britain, a touring exhibition from The Britrish Council, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand*
1997
  • été 97, Centre genevois de gravure contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  • At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964-1996, an Independent Curators International exhition, New York, exhibition travelled to: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA; The Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Meyerhoff Galleries, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Wahington, USA; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, USA*
  • Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany*
  • Niemandsland, Museum Haus Lange - Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany*
  • Résonances, Galerie Art’o, Aubervilliers, France*
  • sehfahrt, Altonaer Museum, Norddeutsches Landesmuseum, Hamburg, Germany*
1996–1997
  • Life/Live, ARC-Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, exhibition travelled to Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal*
1996
  • Kunststiftung Sabine Schwenk, Haigerloch, Germany
  • Private View, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, England*
1995–1996
  • Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
1995
  • Uscita di sicurezza, IX Edizione Rassegna d’Arte Contemporanea, Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy*
  • Insomnie, Domaine de Kerguehennec, France*
1994
  • Welt-Moral, Kunsthalle Basel, Swizertland*
1993
  • On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present, Antwerpen 93, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium*
  • De la main à la tête, l’objet théorique, Domaine de Kerguehennec*
1992
  • Oh! Cet écho!, Centre Cultural Suisse, Paris, France*
  • Mixed Double - Gemischtes Doppel, an exhibition by EA-Generali Foundation in cooperation with the Wiener Secession, Vienna,
1990
  • The British Art Show 1990, a South Bank Centre Touring Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland; Leeds City Art Gallery, England; Hayward Gallery, London, England*
1989
  • Les Grâces de la Nature, Sixième Ateliers Internationaux des Pays de la Loire, Clisson, France*
1988
  • Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England
  • Royal College of Art, Queens Gate, London, England
  • 56-57 Rivington Street, London, England
1987
  • London Artschools in Brussels, Institut Sainte Marie, Brussels, Belgium*
  • Royal College of Art, Queens Gate, London, England

* Catalogue

Publications

2011
  • Reading Duchamp, Labor Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (Texts by Bethan Huws)
  • FILM, BAWAG Contemporary – BAWAG Foundation, Vienna (Texts by Christine Kintisch & Marcus Steinweg) published by BAWAG
2010
  • Il est comme un saint dans sa niche: Il ne bouge pas, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (Texts by Ariane Beyn, Kristin Schrader & Julian Heynen, interview by Ariane Beyn & Kristin Schrader) published by Kestnergesellschacht, Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD, Dieter Asssociation Paris, France & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, Germany
2009
  • Fountain, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (Texts by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Ulrich Loock & Vincent Honoré) published by Museum Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2006
  • Bethan Huws: B.A.C.A Europe 2006 (Texts by Konrad Bitterli, Maja Naef, Julian Heynen & Bethan Huws) published by Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands, Kunstmuseun, St Gallen, Switzerland & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, Germany
2005
  • Bethan Huws: Singing to the Sea (Texts by Michael Archer, Iwona Blazwick, Bethan Huws, Ulrich Loock, Pier Luigi Tazzi, interview by James Lingwood) edited and published by Dieter Association Paris, France & Artangel, United Kingdom
2003
  • Bethan Huws: Selected textual works 1991-2003 (Texts by Penelope Curtis, Emma Dexter, Ulrike Groos, Julian Heynen, Bethan Huws, Kasper König, Ulrich Loock, Hans-Rudolf Reust, Hubert Salden, Gregory Salzman, Christoph Schenker) edited by Dieter Association Paris, published by Dieter Association Paris, France, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, Germany
1998
  • Bethan Huws: Watercolours (Texts by Josef Helfenstein, Julian Heynen, Ulrich Loock) edited by Julian Heynen, published by Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Germany
1991
  • Bethan Huws: Works 1987-1991 (Texts by Emma Dexter, Bethan Huws, Ulrich Loock, interview by James Lingwood) edited by Ulrich Loock, published by Kunsthalle Bern/ICA London, United Kingdom

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2007-2008
  • DAAD Artist-in-Residence, Berlin, Germany
2006
  • B.A.C.A. Biannual Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2004
  • Ludwig Gies-Preis für Kleinplastik der LETTER Stiftung, Köln, Germany
1999–2000
  • The Henry Moore Sculpture Fellowship, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
1998
  • Adolf-Luther-Stiftung Kunst-Preis, Krefeld, Germany