Cliff Evans


Cliff Evans makes elaborate video installations that reference the Internet and current events. After his 2006 residency, he returned to install Empyrean, a five-channel video installation that explored power and control, wellness tourism, celebrity culture, and a dystopian future. To create this 21st-century digital history painting, Evans culled images from the Internet and composed them, with accompanying soundtrack, into a six-minute montage. During the run of the exhibition (November 9, 2007–January 13, 2008), Evans returned regularly for public conversations about his work with Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art Pieranna Cavalchini, Barbara London (Museum of Modern Art), and George Fifield (Boston Cyberarts), along with his former professor, artist Mary Ellen Strom (School of the Museum of Fine Arts). 

Cliff Evans is a multimedia artist whose work focuses on political satire, internet culture, appropriation, and photomontage animation. His work has been shown at the New Museum, New York, Location One, New York; Petach Tikva Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; the 2011 Guangzhou Triennial, China; the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. His work appeared on Artforum's Top 10 Artist Films for 2006, as picked by Museum of Modern Art curator Barbara London. He was named Giovani Collezionisti Prize Finalist in 2010, awarded a traveling scholarship from the Medici Society Limited in London. Evans has had residencies with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, and the Location One International Residency Program in New York.