CHRIS EVANS

 

CONTACT

chrsvns [at] me.com

Cubitt Studios 8 Angel Mews, London, N1 9HH

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Markus Luettgen Cologne, DE

Juliètte Jongma Amsterdam, NL

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Praxes (Hat, Hat, Hat, Uniform), 2015; Markus Luettgen, Cologne (2015); Project Arts Centre ("Clerk of Mind", (2014), Piper Keys ("Untitled (Drippy Etiquette), 2014); The Gardens, Vilnius ("CLODS, Diplomatic Letters", 2014); Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam ("CLODS, Diplomatic Letters" (2012)); Luettgenmeijer, Berlin ("Goofy Audit" (2011)); Marres, Maastricht (‘The Cell That Doesn’t Believe In The Mind That It’s Part Of’ (2010)); Mala Galerija, Ljubljana (‘I Don’t Know If I’ve Explained Myself’ (2010)); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (’Take A Bureaucratic Bow’, (2009)); Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (’Point at it, like a farmer at a pig’, (2008), and Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin (’What’s the point of a revolution without copulation, copulation, copulation’, (2008)). In 2007 he undertook a residency at Artpace, San Antonio culminating in a solo exhibition and the following year produced a series of artworks under the title ‘As Simple As Your Life Used To Be’ at the British School in Rome.


His work has also been shown as part of group exhibitions such as '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).


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Hat, Hat, Hat, Uniform, PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Untitled (Drippy Etiquette) / A Needle Walks Into a Haystack, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

2014
Clerk of Mind, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Untitled (Drippy Etiquette), Piper Keys, London
CLODS, Diplomatic Letters, The Gardens, Vilnius

2012
CLODS, Diplomatic Letters, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam

2011
Goofy Audit, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin

2010
The Cell That Doesn’t Believe In The Mind That It’s Part Of, Marres, Maastricht
I Don’t Know if I’ve Explained Myself, Mala Galeria, Ljubljana

2009
Take a Bureaucratic Bow,
Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp

2008
Point at it, like a farmer at a pig, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam
As Simple as your Life used to be, British School in Rome, Rome

What’s the Point of Revolution without Copulation, Copulation, Copulation?, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin

2007
The Freedom of Negative Expression, Chapter, Cardiff
Bent Aura,
Outpost, Norwich
As Simple as your Life used to be, STORE, London
What’s the Point of Revolution without Copulation, Copulation, Copulation?, Artpace, San Antonio
Militant Bourgeois, International Project Space, Birmingham

2006
Radical Loyalty, Studio Voltaire, London
Militant Bourgeois: An Existentialist Retreat, Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam
A Sculpture for the Ahmed Family, REC, Berlin

2005
Chris Evans, STORE, London
The Rock & The Judge, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam

2004
Radical Loyalty
, Artconnexion, Lille, France

2003
Radical Loyalty, Tramway, Glasgow

2000
Gemini Sculpture Park, Sculpture Study Galleries, Henry Moore Institute


PERFORMANCES

2015
Cop Talk, Art Academy of Nurnberg
CONCERT (with Benjamin Seror & Morten Norbye Halvorsen) as part
of
All The Instruments Agree, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Single File (with CONCERT - Benjamin Seror & Morten Norbye Halvorsen),
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Curse, (with Jason Dodge & Morten Norbye Halvorsen),
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Errors hit Orient (with Will Holder),
PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Errors hit Orient (with W.H.), Kunstverein Koln
CONCERT (with Benjamin Seror & Morten Norbye Halvorsen), Bozar / Erg, Bruxelles

2014
Cop Talk, The Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laughaire, Co. Dublin.
Cop Talk, The National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
Cop Talk, The Dublin Insitute of Technology, Grangemorgan.
Work in progress for rebranding Pepsi Cola by Arnell Group, and other exercises in public presentation, Kunstverein Munchen

Work in progress for rebranding Pepsi Cola by Arnell Group, and other exercises in public presentation, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Newcastle Errors hit Orient (with W.H.), The Companion, Liverpool Biennial CONCERT (with B.S. & M.N.H.), Kunstverein, Amsterdam
Errors hit Orient (with W.H.), Bloomberg Space, London

2013
CONCERT (with B.S. & M.N.H.), St Agnes Church, Berlin
CONCERT (with B.S. & M.N.H.), Jan’s Bar / The Showroom, London

I Don’t Know if I’ve Explained Myself, Tate Liverpool
Work in progress for rebranding Pepsi Cola by Arnell Group, and other exercises in public presentation, Circa, Newcastle
Errors hit Orient (with W.H.),
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Errors hit Orient (with W.H.), The Northern Charter, Newcastle
Errors hit Orient(with W.H.), Institute of Jamais Vu, London
CONCERT (with B.S. & M.N.H.), Kadist Art Fondation, San Francisco
CONCERT (with B.S. & M.N.H.), Redcat, Los Angeles
CONCERT (with B.S. & M.N.H.), Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
CONCERT (with B.S. & M.N.H.),
Artist Space, New York

2010
Cop Talk,Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
I Don’t Know if I’ve Explained Myself, Taipei Art Museum, Taiwan
Cop Talk, Ljubljana Academy, Ljubljana, Slovenia

I Don’t Know if I’ve Explained Myself, Mala Galeria, Ljubljana
Cop Talk, Academie for Visual Arts, Maastricht, the Netherlands

2009
Cop Talk, Centrale Academie Ontmoeting, Breda, the Netherlands
Is My Work Enough? Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

2008
Cop Talk, Koninklijke Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium.
Cop Talk, La Cambre, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels, Brussels, Belgium
Cop Talk, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Cop Talk, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Is My Work Commercial Enough? Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Is My Work Commercial Enough? Townhall, Cairo, Egypt

2007
Cop Talk, The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
I Don't Know if I've Explained Myself, United Nations Plaza, Berlin

2006
Cop Talk, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Is My Work Too Commercial?, Store Gallery, London

2005
Cop Talk, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
At Home, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
I call it Lüttgen!, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne, Germany

2015
Good luck with your natural, combined, attractive and truthful attempts in two exhibitions, CRAC Alsace, France
Neither here nor there, neither fish nor fowl,
Schloss Ringenberg, Germany

2014
A Needle Walks Into a Haystack, Liverpool Biennial
Regenerate Art, Kunstverien Munchen
The Serving Library, Tate Liverpool
Les Mots Bleus, La Biennale de Belleville 3 - Pavillon Carré de Baudoin, Paris

2013
Radical Conservatism, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
The Narrators, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Bourgeois Leftovers, De Appel, Amsterdam
Specifc Collisions II, Marianne Boesky Uptown Gallery, New York
Taipei Biennial 2 Year Project, Taiwan

2011
The Indirect exchange of uncertain Value, Fettes College (Collective Gallery offsite project), Edinburgh
So Long Roger Fenton, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin
Pretty Fresh (A Sunday Coffee Confidential),
Bcc, Berlin

2010
An Unpardonable Sin, Castillo/Corrales, Paris Nothing Political, Complot, Brussels
The Clifford Irving Show, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp
Taipei Biennial 10, Taipei
The Berlin Box - CCA Andratx, Art Foundation Mallorca
Precarity and the Butter Tower, CTRL Gallery, Houston
Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
Documentalist, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

2009
Short Tracks, Wiels, Brussels
The Malady of Writing, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA, Barcelona
Depression, Marres, Maastricht
Refuge, 4th International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam
The Conspiracy, Kunsthalle Bern
Mental Puberty, STORE, London
A Fantasy for Alan Kaprow, CIC, Cairo
Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Arnolfini, Bristol
Talk Show, Institute for Contemporary Art, London

2008
The Impossible Prison, Nottingham Contemporary
Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Town House, Cairo
Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Error #9: Shadow Cabinet (three rendezvous), Extra City - Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp
Terms of Use, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria

Hey, Hey Glossolalia, Creative Time, New York
Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Tensta, Stockholm

2007
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Destroy Athens, Athens Biennale, Athens
Élègance, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA, London
The Affirmation, Chelsea Space, London
Left Pop, Moscow Biennial, Moscow
Zes, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA; Harris Lieberman, New York Zes, Harris Lieberman, New York
The Subjektive Object, Galerie Conrad, Dusseldorf
REC.OLLECTION, REC., Berlin, Germany
On the Future of Art School, STORE, London

2006
East International, Norwich Art Gallery, Norfolk
Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Gasworks, London touring to Platform Garanti, Istanbul
Nouveau Siecle, Van Loon Museum, Amsterdam
Unfinished Business, MoCA, Beldrade, Serbia

What have I done to deserve this?, Cubitt Gallery, London
Shiftscale, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
If It Didn’t Exist You’d Have to Invent It, The Showroom, London
Google Earth, Academie Galerie, Utrecht

2005
British Art Show 6, Hayward Gallery, London,
Baltic and touring UK I really should..., Lisson Gallery, London
In this Colony, Fort Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen

Prisms and Shadows, Glasgow Print Studios, Glasgow,

2003
Other Crieria, British Sculpture in the 20th Century, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Ill Communication, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

2001
Here and Now, Scottish Art 1990–2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts
October, St Vincent St, Glasgow

2000
Then there is no mountain, then there is, Generator, Dundee
ME WE, Project Space, Athens
Kundst in der Stadt, Korntheater, Bregenz
Snowballing, Arthur R Rose Gallery, London
Snowballing, Henry Moore Institute (The Special Collections Room), Leeds

1999
Absolut Open, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
Day of the Donkey Day, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Dummy, Hotel of the Rising Star, New York
Sick Vitalists, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
Museum Magogo, Independent Studios, Glasgow

1998
Fan of Exaggeration, La Compagnie CIE Gallery, Marseille
Seguridad Social, Royal College of Art, London & Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
A Definite Thing, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle
Dummy Dummy, Parks Clothing Ltd, Belfast
From Here, High Street Project Gallery, Christchurch,
Artranspennine98 (Openshaw Bene ts Agency - Manchester, 3 Month Gallery – Liverpool) Add Night to Night, Showroom Gallery, London
Reverend Todd’s Full House, College Green, Belfast
Right Place Wrong Time Friend, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
One Way Karma, 83 Hill Street, Glasgow


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Neither here nor there, neither fish nor fowl, ed. Angela Jerardi & Antonia Lotz (Museum fur Gegenwartskunst & Schloss Ringenberg, 2016)
Errors hit Orient, Chris Evans & Will Holder, LP to be published 2016
Chris Evans, Errors hit Orient, Bulletin of The Serving Library, ed. by Dexter Sinister, published 2015
Ahali: An Anthology for Setting a Setting, ed. by Can Altay (Bedford Press, 2013)
Hanging out, Crowding out or Talking Things Out, Rebecca Uchill, Journal of Curatorial Studies,
Vol 1, no. 1, March 2012
Goofy Audit, Chris Evans Collected Works 1998–2011, Commissioned by Marres, Maastricht; Kunshalle Bern, & Objectif, Antwerp; texts by Penelope Curtis, Marina Vishmidt, Tirdad Zolghadr; ed. by Chris Evans, Will Holder, Lisettte Smits (Sternberg Press & Ethan Wagner/Thea Westreich Publications 2011).
From Berkeley to Berkelely, Objectif Exhibitions, 2008–2010, ed. by Mai Abu El-Dahab (Sternberg Press, 2011).
F.R.DAVID “Spin Cycle” ed. by Will Holder and Mike Sperlinger (de Appel, Summer 2011).
Histories of the Present, ed. by Alex Farquharson with Fiona Parry and Abi Spinks (Nottingham Contemporary, 2010).
Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Class Hegemony in Contemporary Art, ed. by Nav Haq, Tirdad Zolghadr (Sternberg Press, 2010). Searching for Arts New Publics, ed. by Jeni Walwin (Intellect Books, 2010).
Taipei Biennial 2010, Exhibition Catalogue, ed. by Tirdad Zolghadr & Hongjohn Lin, 2011
Chris Evans, Collected Filmscripts 2006-2009, Scripts written in collaboration with Will Bradley, Walid El Kafrawy, Nina Power and Tirdad Zolghadr (ICA London 2009)
Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation (Phaidon Press, 2009)
A Fantasy for Alan Kaprow, Exhibition Catalogue
Hey Hey Glossolalia, vols 1 & 2, ed. by Mark Beasley (Creative Time, 2008).
The Addition, ed. by Krist Gruijthuijsen ( JRP|Ringier, 2010).
Radical Loyalty (Platform, 2008).
The Affirmation (Chelsea Space, 2007).
Militant Bourgeois, An Existentialist Retreat, Commissioned by Black Diamond Press, NY & International Project Space, Birmingham & Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam. 2007. ed by Chris Evans, Duncan Hamilton and Stuart Bailey. Essays by Alex Farquharson, Robert Garnett, Jan Verwoert (Black Diamond 2007)
Art and Its Institutions, ed. by Nina Montmann (Black Dog Publishing, 2006).
Le Nouveau Siècle, ed. by Xander Karskens (Museum van Loon, 2006).
Magnetic Promenade and Other Sculpture Parks, ed. by Chris Evans. Contributions incl. Matthew Welton, Jon Wood, Padraig Timoney, Liam Gillick (Studio Voltaire, 2006).
British Art Show 6 (Hayward Gallery, 2005).
In this Colony (Stichting Fort Vijfhuizen, 2005).
Sculpture in 20th Century Britain (The Henry Moore Institute, 2003).
Corporate Mentality, ed. by John Kelsey and Aleksandra Mir (Lukas & Sternberg, 2003).
Here + Now, Scottish Art 1990-2001 (Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2001).
Gemini Sculpture Park, UK Corporate Sculpture Consultancy, ed by Chris Evans. (Henry Moore Institute, 2001).
Add Night to Night, ed. by Kirsty Ogg (Showroom Gallery, 1999).
Artranspennine98 – Leaving Tracks (August Media, 1998).


SELECTED PRESS

Other Futures, Angie Keefer Mousse Magazine no. 49 (June 2015)
A Magnetic Promenade at PRAXES, A review of ‘Hat, Hat, Hat, Uniform’, Praxes, Berlin, Emma I. Panza, Metropolis M, March 2015
Review of ‘Clerk of Mind’, Joanna Laws, frieze, Issue 168, January 2015
Review of ‘Liverpool Biennial’, David Crowley, frieze, Issue 165, September 2014
Review of ‘Radical Conservatism’, Art Monthly, 2014
Review of ‘Radical Conservatism’, Lauren Velvik, The Double Negative, 6th December, 2013
Review of ‘CLODS, Diplomatic Letters’, Natasha Soobramanien, frieze, Issue 152, December 2012.
Review of ‘CLODS, Diplomatic Letters’, Agnieszka Gratza, Art Review, December 2012.
‘Art and Class: The Arnolfini Pictures Privilige’, Laura Allsop, The Guardian, 20th May 2009.
‘A Performance with Effects’, Mark Beasley, Metropolis M, April 2009.
‘The Impossible Prison’, Jonathan Griffin, frieze, Issue 121, March 2009.
‘5th Berlin Biennial: Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours’, Christy Lange, frieze, Issue 177, September 2008.
‘Chris Evans: Socially Awkward’, Dan Kidner, Art and Research 2, no. 1, Summer 2008.
Critics Pick, What’s the Point of Revolution without Copulation, Copulation, Copulation?, artforum.com, March 2008.
‘Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie’, Jonathan Griffin, frieze, Issue 104, January 2007.
‘Chris Evans: Focus’, Andrew Bonacina, frieze, Issue 106, April 2007.
‘Future Greats’, Art Review, April 2007.
Review of A Sculpture for the Ahmed Family, Rosemary Heather, Flash Art, March 2007.
‘Looking Back: Emerging Artists’, frieze 104, January 2007.
A Boot-Camp Scenario for Over-Funded Artists: Interview with Chris Evans on Militant Bourgeois: An Existential Retreat, Maxine Kopsa, open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain
Review of East International, Tom Morton, frieze 101, September 2006.
Feature by Maxine Kopsa, Stedelijk Museum Bulletin, April 2006.
‘Chris Evans and Ryan Gander in Conversation’, Metropolis M, September 2005.
Feature, UNTITLED Magazine. Issue 34, Summer 2005.
Review of The Rock and The Judge, Tom Morton, frieze 90, April 2005.
Review of Chris Evans, Diana Baldon, Exit, May 2005.
Critics Pick, The Rock and The Judge, artforum.com, 2005.
Review of The Rock and The Judge, Kees Keijer, Het Parool, 1st February 2005.
Feature on Radical Loyalty, introduction by Domeniek Ruyters, Metropolis M, October 2004. Review of Radical Loyalty, Neil Mulholland, Flash Art, October/November 2003.
Interview by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Matters, Winter/Spring 2003.
Review of Here + Now, Scottish Art 1990–2001, Neil Mulholland, frieze 64, January/February 2002.
‘Symbols of success', Julian Stallabrass, New Statesman, 18 December 2000
Review of Hong Kong Island, Padraig Timoney, frieze, Issue 34, May 1997.


RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

2011 Cove Park Visual Arts Residency
2007 Artpace, San Antonio, USA
2004 Scottish Arts Council – Visual Art Residency in Amsterdam (1 year)
2002 Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art Residency, Helsinki
1999 Henry Moore Institute, Leeds – Research Fellowship
1998 Asterides Programme, Marseille, France
1997 Ajuntamiento de Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011
Psychopomp Counsel (Exhibition of de Ateliers participants, Amsterdam)

2009
Mental Puberty, group exhibition at Store Gallery, London

1995—2002
Co-founder & Curator of ALL HORIZONS CLUB / 3 Month Gallery.
Exhibitions include: The Village Hall Roadshow (May—June 2002), Crystal State
(Artworks in Bene t Agencies across Lancashire and West Yorkshire as part of artranspennine98 (May—August 1998), Free Tutorials (February 1999).

1997—2005
Social Sculpture
Bent Aura
Free Tutorials
Among My People
STOPSTOP


PUBLISHING

Co-founder & publisher of STOPSTOP. Publications include:
Art, Performance and Music in Glasgow. A Social History of Independent Practice, Exhibitions and Events since 1971. Author: Sarah Lowndes. Ed. Chris Evans & Caroline Woodley. 376 pp. b&w, 2005
STOPSTOP Volume 2, 150 pp b&w, 1999.
Publication documenting ALL HORIZONS CLUB project, 64 pp b&w, 1999. Co-published with Tramway, Glasgow, 32 pp b&w, 1998.
STOPSTOP Volume 1, 150 pp b&w, 1997


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Parliament of Lithuania, Vilnius
Arts Council England Collection
Foundation Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Fonds Culturel et Artistique du Groupe Bel, France The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
The Henry Moore Institute, UK
KPN Kunst Collectie, The Netherlands
Cobra to Contemporary Collection, The Netherlands
Sculpture International Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rabo kunstcollectie, The Netherlands
Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands