Cécile B. Evans, Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen, 2014, videostill, courtesy the artist

The exhibition and the catalogue by Cécile B. Evans are supported by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung. Cécile B. Evans was awarded with the exhibition and catalogue grant »Catalogues for Young Artists«

Cécile B. Evans


JANUARY 30 – APRIL 10, 2016

In her work, Cécile B. Evans investigates the function of emotions in our networked society and the influence of digital technologies on human condition. Her mixed-media installations reflect the interconnection of digital and analogue ways of life as well as their interaction. Among her range of topics, the autonomy of digital images and data circulation in the internet, the relationship of user generated content and automated recording processes (bots), as well as the newest developments and technologies in the processes of artificial intelligence and the moving image are currently her recurring themes. Based on extensive research and supported by collaboratively developed programmes and visual simulations, she creates rendered agents and narrative spaces, which are, however, always transferred into a physical experience in the exhibition and thus presume concrete interactions between humans and machines.

The Bielefelder Kunstverein is mounting Evans’ first solo exhibition in a German institution, and it furnishes a comprehensive survey of the current work of the Belgian-American artist. The selection of work focuses on her research and on her artistic production in the last two years. The five current groups of works consist of videos (streamed remotely and locally), sculptures, objects and texts

Cécile B. Evans, born in 1983, lives and works in Berlin and London (UK). In the recent years solo exhibitions were shown, among others, by the Seventeen Gallery in London (2015) as well as a solo project at the Serpentine Gallery in London (2014). Furthermore she was represented in group exhibitions, among others, at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, at Cubitt Gallery in London (UK), at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, at the Kunstverein Düsseldorf (all 2015) and at the Sydney Biennale (2016).

Curator: Thomas Thiel

To mark the exhibition, a 28-page brochure will be published (German/English). The first monography by Cécile B. Evans is expected to be published in context of the exhibition.