Bedwyr Williams uses multimedia, performance and text to explore the friction between ‘the deadly serious’ and ‘the banal’ aspects of modern life. Williams is known for satirizing the relationship between the artist and curator by creating absurd scenarios for them to appear in. More recently he has explored, through video, themes of dystopia and mankind’s significance in the universe. Williams was shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award 2015 and represented Wales at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Video, in recent years, has become of particular interest after a decade working with spoken word performance. His recent work ,The Gulch, was shown at The Barbican Theatre and in 2017 he was shortlisted for Artes Mundi 7.