Rafael Pérez Evans (b.1983) Spanish – Welsh.
Lives and works in London. He received a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, where he is currently also pursuing a Master in Fine Art. His work has been exhibited internationally with recent exhibitions including solo at Nogueras Blanchard (Barcelona), Despina (Rio de Janeiro), Matadero (Madrid), Queens C. (Marrakesh), Abierto Theredoom (Madrid), Yusto Giner Gallery (Marbella), Hangar (Barcelona). He was recently nominated for the DKV prize 2018 (Barcelona), Miquel Casablancas Award (2017 & 2018) and Art Nou Prize 2017 (Barcelona) and was awarded with ‘A Secas’ from C.A.A.C Museum (Seville). He has completed residencies in Hangar (Barcelona), Matadero (Madrid), Red Studios (São Paulo) & Sassafrass (USA). Rafael has an interest in expanded pedagogies where formal and informal platforms for knowledge exchange are created and disseminated, he created Alto Residency in the jungle of Alto Paraiso (Brazil), was co-founder of Art Lab Romita 26 (Mexico City) and is part of the Gazua Project (Rio de Janeiro). He has been a visiting lecturer at University of Rochester (UK), Nottingham Trent University (UK) and is currently an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion (UK).
Perez Evans work is usually associated to lost historical translations and equivocations, working through guilty ethnographic tactics, he often presents elements of ritual as installation which can include public participation.
b. 1983 Málaga, Spain
2018-20 MFA. Fine Art. Goldsmiths University, London. UK (Current student. Grad:2020)
2010 BA. Fine Art & Critical Contextual Studies. Goldsmiths University, London. UK
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Queens Collective – Matadero. Marrakesh. “The Curse”
Nogueras Blanchard Gallery. Barcelona. “Pavo Realengo”
Abierto, Theredoom Gallery. Madrid. “Pararrayo”
Huber Gallery. Malaga. Spain. “Anticiclon”
Huber Gallery. Malaga. Spain. “Cuspid River”
Selected Group Exhibitions
Loop Festival – City Screens, Barcelona. “Cruising Tabernas”
Matadero, Madrid. “L´Doune – Adivination”
Hangar, Paratext. Barcelona. “Operación Free Lemon”
Abierto Theredoom. Madrid. “Pararrayo”
Lekka & Perikleous/Stoa Zerbini, Athens, Curated by Maria Georgoula. “God & Sausages”
Super Simetrica. Madrid. Curated by Maykson Cardoso. “Hecha la ley hecha la trampa”
Encura. Barcelona. Curated by Jaime González & Manuela Pédron. “Chem Trails”
Comensais #1. Rio de Janeiro. Curated by Maykson Cardoso.“Caldo de Cana II”
Hangar. Barcelona. Polivalents N:9. “Rum for Ashes”
Sociedad Economica de amigos del País. Málaga. Cervantes, Shakespeare: Ilustrados “Agujero Tilaka”
Largo das Artes. Rio de Janeiro. Two man show, curated by Bernado Jose de Sousa.”Luz Negra”
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Fernando Centeno López. Genaguacil. “Retratos intimos”
Les Urbaines. Lausanne. “Bubbles”
Red Studios. São Paulo. “Camelodromo”
Red Studios. São Paulo. “Saoobjects”
Vogue Fabrics. London. “Bubbles”
Nando Argueles Gallery. Sotogrande. Cadiz. Spain. “Why Not”
Centro Coreográfico da Rio. Rio de Janeiro. Brasil. “Cross Over”
Roodkapje. Rotterdam. Netherlands. “Sweat”
Colectivo Imagen. Fuengirola. Málaga. Spain. “Infinite Scroll”
Nando Argueles Gallery. Sotogrande. Cadiz. Spain. “Futuribles”
Yusto Giner Gallery Marbella. Spain.”Relocating Landscape”
Factoria de Arte y desarrollo. Madrid.”Cruce de Miradas”
The catacombs. London. Uk. “Modern Panic”
New York. USA. Curated by Carlos Motta.”Petite Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public”
Dublin Ireland UK. “Artisit”
Sassafrass, Tennessee USA. “Escape From Freedom”
Goldsmiths University. London UK. “Summer Graduates show”
Awards & Presentations
Nominated for DKV prize for best exhibition for an emerging artist. Barcelona. 2018.
Nominated for Miquel Casablancas Prize for Visual Art. Sant Andreu Contemporary. Barcelona. 2017 & 2018.
Nominated for Art Nou Prize. Barcelona. 2017.
Awarded with ‘A Secas’ Artistas Andaluces de Ahora. C.A.A.C Museum. Sevilla. 2017.
Presentation conference Artists Encura. Arco. Madrid. 2017.
El Ranchito – Matadero. Madrid. 2018
Queens Collective. Marrakech. 2018
Hangar, Barcelona. 2016-2018
Despina (Studio). Rio de Janeiro. 2015
Red Studios. São Paulo. 2014
Alto Residency. Alto Paraiso. Brasil. 2013-2014 (Director)
Romita 26 (Project space). Mexico City. 2011 (Co-director)
Sassafras Arts Residency, Tennessee. USA. 2010
Associate Lecturer. London College of Fashion. UK. (Present)
Visiting Lecturer. BA Fine Art. Nottingham Trent University. UK
Visiting Lecturer. UCA Rochester University. Kent. UK
Screenings Film Festivals
Official Selecction. Lesgai Film Festival. Madrid. Spain
Official Selection. Outfest 2014 . Peru
Official Selection. VII Festival Internacional de la Diversidad Sexual (Cine Movilh). Chile
Official Selection. Cine Gay Lésbico Trans de Lima
Official Selection. El lugar sin Limites. Ecuador
Official Selection. Cologne LGBT filmfest. Germany
Official Selection. Skeivefilmer Oslo Film Festival. Norway