Stefhan Caddick is a Wales-based artist who works in video, installation and performance. His practice is often a collaborative engagement that sources its materials from institutions, communities and individuals. With an interest in process itself, Caddick sometimes invents ornate systems of production that are both melancholic and comedic. He is the recent recipient of a Major Creative Wales Award from the Art Council of Wales (2013), and has been commissioned for various artistic projects including Pickle Lane (2013) for Fourth Wall Festival, Ghost Parade (2012) for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and The Magician’s Cat (2004) at the Welsh National Opera. Caddick is currently a visiting lecturer in Creative Sound and Music at the University of Wales College, where he also earned his MA in Documentary Photography.
CV & Education
Solo Exhibitions and Projects
2013 Gulliver. Major Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales
2012 Pickle Line. Cardiff, Wales. Commissioned for Outcasting: Fourth Wall Festival. Curated by Michael Cousin.
Ghost Parade. Ebbw Vale, Wales. Commissioned for Adain Avion, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. Curated by Marc Rees.
2011 The Nihilists. The Sugar Loaf, Abergavenny, South Wales.
2010 The Bogey Road (short film). Butetown, Tredegar and online. Curated by Emma Price.
Wood Chip / Sglodion Coed. Research award funded by Powys County Council Arts Development
2007 Hive. Research and Development Project, Arts Council of Wales
2002 Subterranea/Tanddaear. National Eisteddfod. Collaboration with Ben Stammers for Cywaith Cymru.
Homings. Gallery 39 and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Collaboration with Simon Whitehead and Barnaby Oliver
2001 via. Gallery 39. Curatorial project and CD ROM
1999 eat me. Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, Wales
1998 Pleasure City. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Lost and Found. Cardiff Central Station. Curated by Chris Coppock
1997 arboretum. Ely Hospital, Cardiff
Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
2014 Ephemeral Coast, Mission Gallery, Swansea. Curated by Celina Jeffery
2013 Rhod 2013: Future, Nature Culture, Melin Glonc, Carmarthenshire. Curated by Sara Rees
2012 Shelter Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
2011 Imagined Machines Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales
Spane Festival, FADO, Toronto, Canada.
2009 State of the Estate, Penpont Estate, Brecon, Wales
2008 If You Build It They Will Come, Gallery 39, Cardiff, Wales
2007 Cardiff Art in Time Festival, Howard Gardens, Cardiff. Curated by Andre Stitt
2006 Over… Gallery 39, Cardiff. Curated by Anthony Shapland
Bordering. Qube Gallery, Oswestry, Shropshire. Collaboration with Simon Whitehead
2005 May You Live in Interesting Times: Cardiff Festival of Creative Technology, Cardiff. Curated by Hannah Firth and Emma Posey
STAR Radio. Radio project, Cardiff and online. Curated by Jennie Savage
Eli. National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Wales. Curated by Simon Whitehead.
Marcheurs des Bois. Rouge Matawin Faunique, Quebec. Curated by Francois Morelli and Boreal
2003 Roadshow. Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. Curated by Grizedale Sculpture Park and Real Institute
Crwydro. Ty Canol, Pembrokeshire. Curated by Simon Whitehead
2001 A470. Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, North Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and touring. Curated by Martin Barlow and Chris Coppock.
Art from Wales: a New Generation. Open Space Gallery, Milan. Curated by Roberto Pinto.
2000 Terra Infirma. Hurst Castle, Hampshire. Artist led project
1998 Ffresh 1. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Curated by Karen Mackinnon
Education and Socially Engaged Projects
2005 Dance Islands, St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Diversions Dance. Animation project. Commissioned by Ffotogallery.
2004 The Magician’s Cat. Welsh National Opera. Animation project. Toured across UK. Commissioned by Ffotogallery
2012 Welsh Arts Review of the Year, BBC Two
Ghost Parade reviews in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times
ITV News. Interview for Ghost Parade
BBC Online. Ghost Parade reviewed in In Pictures.
2010 Online. BBC Wales. Review of The Bogey Road and Brian Tolle’s ‘Simnai Dirdro’
2006 Online. We Make Money Not Art, Régine Debatty
Online. Open Frequency, AXIS. http://www.axisweb.org/ofSARF.aspx?SELECTIONID=112
2005 Periodical. Platfform 02. Wales Arts International
2003 Periodical. Live Art Magazine. Review by Sara Rees
2001 Periodical. Art Monthly. Review of A470.
2000 Periodical. a-n magazine. Review.
2013 It Was Never Going to be Straightforward, ed Emma Geliot. Gallery 39
2009 Make Light Work, Michael Tooby, Nigel Meager & Russell Roberts. Ffotogallery
2008 Crwydro/ Marcheurs des Bois, Simon Whitehead, Shoeless Publications
2007 The Cat Show 2007: Cardiff Art in Time, Andre Stitt, Samizdata Press
Bordering: An Art / Geography Collaboration, Iain Biggs, Sarah Cant, Philip Crang, Tim Cresswell, Holly McLaren. Queen Mary University of London
2006 STAR: a psycho-topography of place, Jennie Savage. CBAT Arts and Regeneration Agency
Artists in Britain since 1945, David Buckman. Art Dictionaries Ltd
2005 Imaging Wales 2005: A Yearbook for the Visual Arts in Wales, Hugh Adam. Seren
Platfform 02. Wales Arts International
Mapping 001, Jennie Savage. Wales Arts International
2003 Roadshow, Grizedale Arts
2001 via, Stefhan Caddick. Gallery 39
2015 - Present Associate Tutor, Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University
2012 - Present Visiting Lecturer, Creative Sound and Music, University of Wales College, Newport
1998 Visiting Lecturer, Documentary Photography, University of Wales College, Newport
1992 BA (Hons), IIi, Visual Art. University of Wales, Aberystwyth
1997 MA; Masters in Documentary Photography. University of Wales College, Newport