Chris Evans’ work often evolves through conversation with people from diverse walks of life, selected in relation to their public life or symbolic role. Sculptures, letters, drawings, film scripts and unwieldy social situations created as a result of this, are indexes of a larger structure through which Evans deliberately confuses the roles of artist and patron, author and muse.
Chris Evans has exhibited internationally since 2000 with solo exhibitions at institutions that include C.A.N. Centre d’Art Neuchatel (2018); Praxis, Berlin (2015); Project Arts, Dublin (2014); Marres, Maastricht (2010); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2010); the British School in Rome (2008) and Art Pace, San Antonio (2007). Evans participated in the 6th British Art Show in 2005 and the following year in East International and since then has exhibited in several art Biennials: Athens Biennial in 2007, Taipei Biennial in 2010 and Liverpool Biennial in 2014. In 2016 he was the recipient of a Bryan Robertson Trust Award.
Group exhibitions include 'Bureau of Unspecified Services', SALT Galata, Istanbul (2018); 'Good luck with your natural, combined, attractive and truthful attempts in two exhibitions', CRAC Alsace (2015); 'A Needle Walks Into a Haystack', Liverpool Biennial (2014); 'Regenerate Art', Kunstverien Munchen (2014); 'The Serving Library', Tate Liverpool (2014); 'Les Mots Bleus', Biennale de Belleville 3, Paris (2014); 'The Narrators', The Walker Art Gallery and The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2013); 'Specific Collisions II', Marianne Boesky Uptown Gallery, New York (2013); 'Taipei Biennial 2 Year Project', Taiwan (2013); 'Go Deep or Go Home', ASC Gallery, London (2013); 'Surplus Authors', Witte de With, Rotterdam (2012); We Love You, Limoncello, London (2012); Glamourie, PSL, Leeds (2012);‘The Indirect exchange of uncertain value’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2011), ‘Taipei Biennial 2010’, Taiwan; ‘An Unpardonable Sin’ Castillo/Corales, Paris (2010), ‘Talk Show’, ICA, London (2009), ‘Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie’, Arnolfini, Bristol (2009); ‘A Fantasy for Alan Kaprow’, CIC, Cairo (2009); and ‘The Impossible Prison’, Nottingham Contemporary (2008), “Destroy Athens”, the 1st Athens Biennial (2007), "Memorial to the Iraq War" at ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2007), "I really should..." at Lisson Gallery (2005) and “British Art Show 6”, Hayward Gallery, London, touring UK (2005-2006).