Cerith Wyn Evans, b. 1958, is a Welsh conceptual artist. He studied for a BFA at St Martins School of Art (1977-1980) and a MA in Film and Television at the Royal College of Art between 1981-1984.
His career began in experimental filmmaking, working as an assistant to Derek Jarman in the 1980s while also making his own films. From the 1990s he worked in other media, including installation and sculptures, while retaining his interest in film. His work is characterised by a focus on language, a conceptual underpinning, site-specificity and a clean aesthetic. He invests found or remembered quotes from classic sources in literature or film with other, sometimes more personal resonances. His firework pieces, for example are wooden structures that spell out open-ended texts that burn over a designated period of time.
Recent solo exhibitions have occurred at the De La Warr Pavilion (2012); Kunsthall Bergen in 2011; Tramway, Glasgow (2009); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2009); MUSAC, Leon (2008); Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (2006) and Kunsthaus Graz (2005).
He has participated in the Moscow Biennial (2011); The Aichi Triennale (2010), the Yokohama Triennale (2008); and the International Istanbul Biennial (2005). The artist represented Wales in the first Welsh pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2003).
Wyn Evans is represented by Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris and White Cube and lives and works in London.