About

Joshua Evan (b.1970 Sydney, Australia) is a London-based artist who works with video, sound, installation and photography.

 

Statement

Using video, sound, installation and photography, my work explores the convergence of digital technologies, popular culture and human behaviour. I am currently interested in the nature of public personas, our culture of curation, and the corruption of memory in an age of digital technology.

In our closely interconnected world there exists contested territories of the private and public, of intimacy and distance, of truth and deception. We look into the lives of others, we watch and we participate through devices which connect us to the hive. We socialise about intimate matters from our many points of physical disconnection, disclosing meaningful and personal information with strangers. We consume an idealistic and curated view of people's lives and world around us whilst broadcasting our own self-curated life. More than ever we are experiencing life through technology, but in this social arena, what is real?

Drawing from archives of often unrelated found and original source media, I create digital audio and visual montages through layering, manipulation and repeated experiments in process. Discovery is part of the process, imperfections are embraced and possibilities arise in the abilities of making. Collaborations with other artists also fuel my creative exploration.

My making process and the breadth of topics that interest me have led some people to call me a "digital magpie". That I cannot argue with. However while I have many parallel interests, what ties them together is that they talk about what it feels like to be alive today.

 

CV

Education

2016–2018 MFA Fine Art (Distinction), University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Arts)

Exhibitions & Screenings

2018 ‘Glitch Affairs’, Queer Art(ists) Now as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival, Archive Gallery, London, UK

2018 ‘Like (Analytica Special)’, Wimbledon Shots, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK

2018 MFA18, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK

2018 ‘Consumption’, Room for [dis]illusion, Artonomy, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, UK

2018 ‘Consumption’, Kwir: an Exhibition of Queer Identity, The Chapel Galleries, Blackburn, UK

2018 ‘Tragedy / Comedy’, Missing Element as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe, ArtLacuna, London, UK

2018 ‘Tragedy / Comedy’, MicroActs 3, Hotel Elephant Workspace, London, UK

2018 Gli//tch3, The Morgue, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

2017 ‘Then, Now’, One That Holds Everything, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK

2017 ‘Fine-tune’, Political Animals, ThoughtWorks, London, UK

2017 ‘Fine-tune’, MicroActs 2, Hotel Elephant Workspace, London, UK

2017 ‘Consumption’, RUN Presents – ill Art/Therapy Room, Harts Lane Studios, London, UK

2017 Static, Stanley Picker Gallery, London, UK

2017 Life in a Shoe Box, Back Room Gallery, London, UK

2016 Summer Salon, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2016 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

2015 ‘Consumption’, Portobello Film Festival, London, UK

2014 Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2013 Fusion Artists Showing, The Baxter Gallery, KGS Performing Arts Centre, London, UK

Awards & Recognitions

2015 ‘Consumption’, Nomination for Best Art Film, Portobello Film Festival

Books & Publications

2014 Mein schwules Auge #11, Published by Konkursbuch Verlag, ISBN 978-3-88769-971-0 (pp 40–41)

Articles & Features

2018 “Gli//tch3: Wimbledon MFA trio stage a multi-sensory experience“, UAL Postgraduate Community (online)

2017 Stanley Picker Gallery (online)

2016 CreativPaper (online)

2011 Shoot the Street (online)

2010 Ricoh GR Street Photographers (online)

Visitng Artist Lectures, Presentations & Critiques

2015 Special Lecturer, Undergraduate Critiques (BA HONS Graphic Design) ‘It’s a Digital Moment’, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Curatorial Projects

2018 Gli//tch3, The Morgue at Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK, Co-curated with Marley Treloar

2017 Static, Stanley Picker Gallery, London, UK

2017 The Exuberance of Youth, Lauderdale House, London, UK, Co-curated with Antonis Sideras

Other Projects

2018 MFA Fine Art Degree Show, University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Arts), Project Manager & Coordinator

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