Bethan Huws

Bethan Huws (born 1961) is a Welsh artist who lives in Berlin. Her work, which is sometimes described as “conceptual” for the way it plays on simplicity of forms and economy of means, involves language, memory, doubt and cultural identities. Solo shows of her work have been held at numerous international institutions, including most recently the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe (2015), Kunstmuseum Bern (Reading Duchamp, Research Notes 2007–2014; 2014), Kunsthaus Zug (2013), the Düsseldorf Kunsthalle (2003) and Whitechapel Art Gallery in London (2011). Her work is also found in prestigious private and public collections, among others the Tate Collection in London, the Museu de Arte Contempor.nea de Serralves in Porto and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She also took part in the 7th Shanghai Biennale (2008) and represented Wales at the 50th Venice Biennale. In 1998 she won the art prize awarded by the Adolf Luther Foundation in Germany, followed in 1999–2000 by a fellowship from the Henry Moore Institute for a residency at the British School at Rome. In 2006 she received the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art.