Richard Bevan


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Richard Bevan
born 1980, Maesteg, Wales

Lives and works in London, UK

Richard gained his BA in Fine Art from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff (2002) and gained his MA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2008). He was then an Associate Artist at LUX, London 2012-2013.

In 2003 he won the Young Artist Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod of Wales Montgomeryshire, and 2016 won the Gold Medal in Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod of Wales Monmouthshire. He has been awarded The Elephant Trust Award (2017), ACE Air Residency, Printed Matter, New York (2016), Artist International Development Fund Award, Arts Council England (2016).

LUX Associate Artists Programme
Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) MA Fine Art Media
University of Wales Institute Cardiff BA (Hons.) Fine Art / Printmaking (First Class)
Glamorgan Centre Design for Art and Design Technology Foundation Diploma in Art & Design/Fine Art

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings

It fades and fades and fades, ugh, ugh, ugh, HIDDE VAN SEGGELEN, Hamburg
TEFAF, Maastricht (with Hidde Van Seggelen)

Like a Quest Book Launch Tenderbooks, London Off Print, Tate Modern (with LCBA), London ASP, Conway Hall, London TEFAF, Maastricht
Tokyo Art Book Fair, with Utrecht, Tokyo PAN Art Fair, Amsterdam

Tokyo Art Book Fair, with Utrecht, Tokyo (online)
PAN Art Fair, Amsterdam
Printed Matter Virtual Book Fair, New York (online)

ASP, ICA, London (Online)
HYPERTEXT, Open Eye Gallery, Manchester (Online)
Little Vehicle, Super Gallery, Nagoya Tokyo Art Book Fair, with Utrecht, Tokyo (online)
The Gallery In The Expanded Field, blip blip blip, Moscow

Solo show, Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem Typographic Singularity, RCA, London ASP, ICA, London

Maquettes, The Block, London ASP IV, ICA, London
Typographic Singularity, RCA, London Bound, Whitworth Art Gallery

A Portrait of Beth Harmon for a Screen Play, Tender Books, London
MULTIPLEXING, LUX AAP, Cineworld, Glasgow ASP III, ICA, London
New York Art Book Fair, New York
Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo
Little Vehicle, Okura Park, Obu City, Japan
Chess Club, Closeup Film Centre, London White Cubicle, London (as Setsuko)

GERRY, IKEBANA, Studio Electricity, London LIKE GOLDEN PETALS SCATTERING, Tenderbooks, London Little Vehicle, The Botao Gallery, Nagoya MAT, Nagoya ASP II, ICA, London Off Print, Tate Modern, London An Interlude, lm6a Project Room, London National Eisteddfod of Wales, Newport Utrecht, Tokyo (as Setsuko)

Analogue Recurring, London Short Film Festival, ICA, London Business as Usual, Turf Projects, London (touring UK) Analogue Recurring, Lo&Behold, London 100ft III, touring screening programme, Jerwood Space, Hastings (plus UK and US venues) Bohemia Club, St Leonards-on-Sea
THE DREAM THAT KICKS, Cinemateket, Oslo Independent Film Show, Herman Nitsch Museum, Napoli
Zoo, Tenderbooks, London

MULTIPLEXING, LUX AAP, Peckhamplex, London Thinking Things, CPG, London Return Journey, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno the tongue shapes words all too quickly, Chelsea Collage of Art and Design, London Foam, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and touring, 12” vinyl commission
Petite Planete, Claire De Rouen, London Book&Room, ICA, London 100ft III, Latitude Festival, UK

Setsuko Hara, Oriel Sycharth Wrexham 100ft II, Touring film program (London, New York, Athens) Chess Club, O:4W/Chapter Cinema, Cardiff

Forth & Back, Florence Loewy, Paris One Hundred Foot, Latitude Festival, Suffolk (touring) Forth & Back, Limoncello/Furnished Space, London Islets of Langerhans, Hosted in Athens, Athens 16mm Film Screening, MK Gallery Milton Keynes Young British Art II, dienstgebäude, Zürich Finger, Hidde Van Segglen Gallery, London

¿AreWeNotDrawnOnwardToNewEra?, g39, Cardiff Portmanteau, Halle 14, Leizpig Young British Art, Limoncello, London The Last Days of the Empire, g39, Cardiff
The Difference Between The Name Of Something And What It Does, Cell Project, London There must be happy endings (2008), Coexist, Southend PP, Limoncello, London

Liste, with Tanya Leighton (Berlin), Basel Collaborators 2, R O O M, London Henji,San He Museum, Hangzhou (China) Future Everything, Contents May Vary, Manchester For the Sake of the Image, Jerwood Space, London ‘A’ is not equal to ‘A’, Quare, London

Zoo Art Fair, ROOM, London Giatrakou 28, ‘The Neutrality of this Section is Disputed’, Giatrakou 28, Athens Setting the Scene, Gallery Bafa Foto, Geneva The Collaborators, R O O M, London g39, Cardiff with Ian Whittlesea, Furnished Space, London

Illuminations, Interval, Manchester
TRACE, Stolzestrasse 11, Frankfurt, Germany ROOM, London


Available from Tenderbooks (London), Printed Matter (New York), Utrecht (Tokyo), Propaganda (Seoul), After8 (Paris), Strange Goods (Auckland).

Setsuko Hara, Published by The Block, London, 2012
A Zoo for Chris Marker, 2015
Richard Gere Leaves me Breathless, 2016 Richard Gere Leaves me Breathless (Japanese edition), 2016
Berbatov, 2017
Art School, Published by UCA, London, 2017 La Genèse, 2019 (fourth coming) Roland Barthes on Roland Barthes, Published by Setsuko London, 2020 Setsuko Hara (2nd edition), Published by Setsuko London, 2020 Like A Quest, Published by Setsuko London, 2022 La Genèse, Published by Setsuko London, 2023 Untitled (Futami), Published by Setsuko London, 2023