Beau W Beakhouse

is an artist based in Cardiff. He/they also run curatorial, radio and print project LUMIN and has a collaborative practice with Sadia Pineda Hameed. Their 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. They are drawn to relation, intersection and convergence, and their practice is concerned with creating alternative spaces of dialogue and collective methods of working. 

They have shown work with Cittadellarte (Biella), g39’s Jerwood UNITe, 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. They have an upcoming residencies with Tangent Projects (Barcelona) and a solo exhibition with Arcade Campfa.

Recent Solo exhibition

‘it resonates like spalting wood’ with Sadia Pineda Hameed, Arcade Campfa, Cardiff

‘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

Jerwood UNITe Open Studios, g39, Cardiff

Made in Roath Open, g39, Cardiff
‘reframing bokani’, National Museum Wales

Communion, SHIFT, Cardiff

Residencies and Performances

‘Borrow Tomorrow’, Mosaic Rooms, London
Experimentica Presents, Chapter, Cardiff
Tangent Projects residency, Barcelona

UNIDEE residency, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella
Jerwood UNITe residency, g39, Cardiff
Catalyst Arts Residency, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Hinterlands residency, Peak Cymru, Wales

A New Mecca, Gentle/Radical, Cardiff
‘Intersection and Convergence’ residency, Made in Roath 1a Inverness Place, Cardiff
‘Communion’, curatorial residency, SHIFT, Cardiff

Rabble Studios 6 month residency, Creative Cardiff, Cardiff University, Cardiff
LUMIN Library, Three Doors Up, Cardiff

Selected publication

’Steal Books, New Libraries’ poster, In Words, In Action, In Connection, MOSTYN
Groundwork for Embedded Practice, UNIDEE zine
‘Shared Libraries’, Takeaway
‘Spalting Wood’, The Bodgers Gazette
‘Undefining the Artist’, Wales Arts Review

‘Redefining Resilience in Wales’ Literary Scene’, The Welsh Agenda
‘Ignominious Archives: Roberto Bolaño & Infrarealism’, Porridge Magazine issue 4

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


Co-founder, LUMIN (curatorial, radio and print project)