Beau W Beakhouse

is an artist, filmmaker and independent curator based in Cardiff. He also runs curatorial, radio and print project LUMIN and has a collaborative practice with Sadia Pineda Hameed. His artistic practice works across film, text, woodcraft, sound and installation, and frequently returns to language, postcolonial theory, alternative pedagogies, non-institutional spaces, community projects and techniques of dreaming and speculative fiction. He is drawn to relation, intersection and convergence, and his practice is concerned with creating alternative spaces of dialogue and collective methods of working. 

He has worked with Peak Cymru, MOSTYN, Gentle/Radical, Literature Wales, Where I’m Coming From, SHIFT, Made in Roath, g39, The Welsh Agenda, Wales Millenium Centre and others. He has upcoming residencies with Tangent Projects (Barcelona), Cittadellarte (Biella) and g39 (Cardiff) and a forthcoming solo exhibition with Arcade Campfa. CV below.


Recent Solo exhibition


2021 

it resonates like spalting wood with Sadia Pineda Hameed, Arcade/Campfa, Cardiff (forthcoming)

2020

Local 37, MOSTYN, Llandudno (online presentation) featuring curated contributions from Gantala Press, Jade Montserrat, Hanan Issa, the Welsh Arts Anti-Racist Union, Josèfa Ntjam and Isola Tong


Recent Group exhibition


2020

g39 Open Studios (forthcoming) 

Made in Roath Open, g39, Cardiff

reframing bokani, National Museum Wales

2019

Communion, SHIFT, Cardiff


Residencies and Performances 


2021

UNIDEE, Cittadellarte, Biella (forthcoming)

it resonates performance, Experimentica Presents (forthcoming)

Tangent Projects, Barcelona (forthcoming)

Jerwood UNITe, g39, Cardiff (forthcoming)

2020

Hinterlands, Peak Cymru, Wales

2019

A New Mecca, Gentle/Radical, Cardiff

Intersection and Convergence, Made in Roath, 1a Inverness

Communion, curatorial residency, SHIFT, Cardiff

2018

Rabble Studios 6 month residency, Creative Cardiff, Cardiff University, Cardiff

LUMIN Library, Arcade/Campfa (Three Doors Up), Cardiff


Selected publication


2021

‘Spalting Wood’, The Bodgers Gazette

‘Undefining the Artist’, Wales Arts Review

2020

‘Redefining Resilience in Wales’ Literary Scene’, The Welsh Agenda

‘Ignominious Archives: Roberto Bolaño & Infrarealism’, Porridge Magazine issue 4

2019

Four poems, Theta Wave

‘The Private Study and Interior Architecture’, Burning House Press

‘The space between texts’, LUMIN Journal 2

‘high balcony (com)’, Projectionists Playground 9


Other


Co-founder, LUMIN (arts publishing and curatorial project), 2017 - present

Host of LUMIN RADIO 2017 - present

Mentoring sessions with Shiri Shalmy (Anti-University), David Trigg (Frieze), Anthony Shapland (g39)