Chris Evans deliberately muddles the roles of artist and patron, genius and muse. He has worked with politicians, corporate leaders, policemen, and aristocrats, focusing on the role that art plays in society, often turning it on its head as he delegates responsibility along the way.
Evans was born in Eastrington, East Yorkshire, UK, in 1967. He now lives and works in London, UK, and Berlin, Germany. He has had solo exhibitions at Store, London, UK (2007); Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2006); and the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (2000). Evans’s work has been included in Memorial to the Iraq War, Institute for Contemporary Art, London, UK (2007); The British Art Show VI, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK (traveling exhibition) (2005-06); and I Really Should…, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (2005).