Born Eastrington, East Yorkshire, 1967. Lives and works in London and Brussels.
Chris Evans studied graphic design at Leicester De Montfort and completed a Master in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art in Barcelona in 1993.
Evans is interested in the notion of the monument and its discontent and the hidden relations behind the fruition of a cultural object for public use – for example how beliefs, social status and ideological positions are negotiated in the work of art – and how these might be questioned through the invention of absurd alternative procedures to produce sculpture. Through a desire to make art that has at it outset political motivation, he is intent on maintaining its connection with personal, poetic or imaginative investigation.
‘The Cell That Doesn’t Believe In The Mind That It’s Part Of’, Marres, Maastricht,
The Netherlands (solo)
‘I Don’t Know if I’ve Explained Myself’, Mala Galiera (Moderna Galerija), Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan
‘Take a Bureaucratic Bow’, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (solo)
‘Point at it, like a farmer at a pig’, Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam (solo)
‘The Freedom of Negative Expression’, Chapter, Cardiff (solo)
‘As simple as your Life used to be’, British School in Rome (solo)
‘Radical Loyalty’, Studio Voltaire, London (solo)
Selected Awards and Residencies
Artpace, San Antonio, USA
Arts Council of England, Visual Arts Award
Scottish Arts Council, Visual Art Residency in Amsterdam
Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art Residency, Helsinki
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Research Fellowship