Cerith Wyn Evans

Born in 1958 at Llanelli, Wales. Lives and works in London and Norfolk, England.
Cerith Wyn Evans's work seeks to create an immersive environment that challenges the viewer's notions of perception and reality.

Evans makes work in a variety of materials, notably in neon, sound, photography, and in glass.

A graduate of Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, he began his career as an experimental filmmaker, gaining a reputation for conceptual art in the 1990s. In 2018 he was awarded the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. 

In 2024, Evans will present his solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou Metz from 1 November 2024 to 21 April 2025. Over the last few decades numerous international museums have devoted monographic exhibitions to Evans’ work, including Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo (2023); Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo (2023); Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales (2023); Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado (2021); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2019); National Museum Wales, Cardiff (2018); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2018); Tate Britain, London (2017); Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich (2017); Museion Bolzano (2015); Serpentine Gallery, London (2014); MUSAC, Léon, Spain (2008); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2006); The Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2006); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2004).

Evans also participated in the Coming Soon exhibition at Lafayette Anticipation (2024); the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); Skulptur Projekte in Münster, Germany (2017); the 4th Moscow Biennale (2011); Yokohama Triennial (2008); Documenta 11, Kassel (2002).

He was the first artist to represent Wales at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.