Cerith Wyn Evans



Cerith Wyn Evans seeks to create an immersive environment that challenges the viewer's notions of perception and reality.

Cerith Wyn Evans was born in 1958 in Llanelli, Wales. He lives and works in London and Norfolk, England. Evans studied at St. Martin's School of Art in London and the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career as a short and experimental film maker, before turning to visual and conceptual art in the 1990s. Evans makes work in a variety of material, notably in neon, sound, photography, and in glass. His work seeks to create an immersive environment that challenges the viewer's notions of perception and reality. 

Numerous international museums have devoted monographic exhibitions to Evans’ work, including the Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado (2021); Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2019); the National Museum Wales, UK (2018); the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2018); Tate Britain, London (2018); the Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich (2017); the Museion Bolzano (2015); the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London (2014); the MUSAC in Leon (2008); the Institute of Contemporary Art in London (2004); the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (2004). In France, his work was shown in 2006 in the solo exhibition In Which Something Happens All Over Again for the First Time at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and previously at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 2004. Evans also participated in Documenta 11 in 2002 and was the first artist to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2003. His works are part of the permanent collections of such international institutions as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; the Tate Modern in London; the Centre Georges Pompidou; the Fondation Louis Vuitton; and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Cerith Wyn Evans seeks to create an immersive environment that challenges the viewer's notions of perception and reality.

Selected Works

An image containing compositions of light by Cerith Wyn Evans

In Focus

Marian Goodman Gallery's latest newsletter delves deeply into one artist on the MGG roster at a time. Join us as we explore the poetic practice of Cerith Wyn Evans through a short film, a curatorial introduction to his work, and excerpts from his working notes.


© Cerith Wyn Evans, Pasolini Ostia Remix (détail), 1998-2003, Achat, 2008,
Group Exhibition

Cerith Wyn Evans - La Notte

Centre Pompidou
The exhibition is part of a collaboration between the De Renava biennale and major cultural institutions from the Mediterranean area.
29 June - 29 September 2023


White canvas on wall with a hole cut in the middle.

Cerith Wyn Evans

Featuring a circular void cut from a stretched canvas, T=R=A=N=S (plane) by Cerith Wyn Evans directs the subtle play of light and shadow into an immaterial drawing on the wall behind, transforming the two-dimensional plane of a painting into a three dimensional work, joined in unity and conversation with its setting. Wyn Evans is internationally known for sculptures and installations that use the physical presence of light to investigate the...


Published on the occasion of the exhibition Animality, exhibited at Marian Goodman Gallery, London in 2016. The very earliest cave paintings reveal that humans have cohabitated with animals for millennia. Yet the relationship is fraught and contradictory: we simultaneously mythologize, venerate, sacrifice, and exploit those who are not of our species. This paradox suggests that our connection with animals might be more complicated, and far richer, than commonly thought, and...

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