email: catherine.rose.evans [at] gmail.com
mobile: +49 (0) 1577 645 55 09
studio: Böhmische Str. 48 12055 Berlin
 

Catherine Evans is a contemporary visual artist currently based between Berlin, Germany, and Melbourne, Australia. After studying Science and Asian Studies at the Australian National University, Canberra, she went on to study photography at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with first class honours) in 2011.

Working across both photography and sculpture, Catherine’s current studio research investigates the intersection of human and geologic timescales and sites of exchange between the body and material. In her most recent artwork she has begun to excavate the very materials of photography itself – approaching light-sensitive materials sculpturally.

Catherine has exhibited widely and is the recipient of numerous competitive awards and grants, including the National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award (2010), an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts (2012), and the inaugural VCA Graduate Mentorship (2013) with Australian sculptor Susan Jacobs in partnership with Arts Victoria. Currently she is the recipient of the 2017 Georges Mora Fellowship.

EDUCATION
2012, Certificate IV Small Business Management, Victoria University, Melbourne
2011, Bachelor of Fine Arts (with first class Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2005, Bachelor of Asian Studies (Specialist)/Science, Australian National University, Canberra

GRANTS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2017, Georges Mora Fellowship, Melbourne >>
2015-16, Artist in Residence, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne >>
2014, PICTURE BERLIN hybrid arts residency, Berlin Germany >>
2013, VCA Graduate Mentorship (with Susan Jacobs), Victorian College of the Arts in partnership
with Arts Victoria >>
2013, Finalist, Substation Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation, Newport >>
2013, Runner Up, Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize, Williamstown Literary Festival
2012, ArtStart, Australia Council for the Arts
2011, Finalist, Substation Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation, Newport >>
2011, Substation Gallery Exhibition Prize, VCA Graduate Exhibition >>
2011, Arts Grant, The University of Melbourne Student Union
2010, National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award, VCA Graduate Exhibition
2010, Alliance Française Award, VCA Graduate Exhibition
2010, Travel Grant, Friends of the Victorian College of the Arts
2010, Highly commended in Above Water, Melbourne University’s annual writing anthology
2009, Stella Dilger Encouragement Award, Victorian College of the Arts
2009, Arts Grant, City of Melbourne
2009, Arts Grant, The University of Melbourne Student Union
2007, Finalist, Olive Cotton Prize for Portraiture, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Solo and Collaborative
2017, Mammalia (with Piotr Pietrus), tête, Berlin >>
2015, Two birds, one stone (with Piotr Pietrus), Das Kapital, Berlin
2014, Standing Stone, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne >>
2013, Batholith, Knight St Art Space, Footscray >>
2013, Bird Hide and Bunker (with Caroline Phillips), M16 Artspace, Canberra
2012, Bedrock, Rae and Bennett Gallery, Fitzroy
2012, Bird Hide and Bunker (with Caroline Phillips), Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy >>
2011, Swan Song, George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne
2010, Fruiting Bodies, Experimental Art Space, The University of Melbourne

Curated Exhibitions
2017, The Presence of Absence (curated by Martin Steffens), Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin >>
2017, 9x5 Now Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne >> 
2016, Shadow Sites (curated by Frances Wilkinson and Samantha McCulloch), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne >>
2016, Heavy Majestic (curated by Jake Treacy), Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne >>
2016, HEAVY FORMS (curated by Ace Wagstaff), Rubicon ARI, Melbourne >>
2015, EXIT 2015: Brunswick Arts will never die, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne
2015, Unintended Refrains (curated by Sandra Bridie), George Paton Gallery, Melbourne >>
2015, Temporality: A photography exhibition (curated by Jessica Tamar Snir), The Attic Gallery, Melbourne >>
2015, f generation: feminism, art, progressions (curated by Caroline Phillips, Dr Juliette Peers & Veronica Caven Aldous), George Paton Gallery, Melbourne >>
2015 & 2016, KLEISTER WEIBER (curated by Kaetha), Berlin >>
2014, Ground Work (curated by Manuel Wischnewski), Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin >>
2014, OPENHAUS, Centre for Art and Urbanistics ZK/U, Moabit Berlin >>
2014, STUNG, tête, Mitte Berlin >>
2014, Found Initiative (curated by Kirsty Hulm), Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne >>
2014, West Projections (with Hoang Tran Nguyen, curated by Chantal Wynter), Footscray, Melbourne >>
2014, DUMMY (curated by Madé Spencer-Castle and Alice Mathieu), Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne
2013, Ensphere, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne >>
2012 – 2013, Future Now (curated by Jessica Bridgfoot), The Substation, Newport – then touring regional Victoria – Castlemaine ICU (2012), Cowwarr Arts Space, Gippsland (2013), B1 Ballarat Art Space, Ballarat (2013) >>
2012, Wild vs. Man (curated by Caroline Phillips), Goodtime Studios, Carlton
2012, Mortality (curated by Adele Macer, BLINDSIDE), Art Melbourne, Exhibition Building
Carlton
2012, Debut VIII (curated by Adele Macer and Shae Nagorcka), BLINDSIDE, Melbourne >>
2011, Interior Architecture (curated by Caroline Phillips), La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo >>
2011, 2010 VCA Graduates Award Exhibition, Alliance Française, St Kilda
2011, Feminist Art Futures (curated by Clare Rae and Victoria Bennett), North Melbourne Town Hall
2011, Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank
2010, The Envelope: The Feminist Salon Residency, West Wing (through West Space), Melbourne Central >>
2010, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
2010, Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, South Bank
2009, Do It, George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017, Review of The Presence of Absence, Taz.de, Berlin, 06.07.17 >>
2017, Radio Interview with Kate Donovan for elements (Collaboradio), episode 'crystals and rocks,' Berlin, 23.05.17 >>
2017, Torrente, Ria, 'Beyond the Flat Surface: Catherine Evans' Constellation,' Frame Zero online magazine 24.04.17 >>
2016, Radio Interview with Kate Donovan for elements (Collaboradio), episode 'stones,' Berlin, 22.11.16 >>
2016, Haynes, Hayley, 'shadow sites' exhibition review, This is Tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine, London, 1.06.16 >>
2016, Shadow Sites exhibition catalogue, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (ISBN: 978-0-9875976-8-7) >>
2016, Treacy, Jake, 'Heavy Majestic' exhibition catalogue text, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne >>
2016, 'The Scenic Route #1 - Touch,' SLANG, Berlin >>
2015, 'Unintended (Refrains:),' Exhibition catalogue, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne >>
2014, 'To the Left and Back Some: Ten Years of BLINDSIDE' (ISBN: 978-0-9803074-2-9) >>
2014, 'Ground Work', Exhibition Catalogue, PICTURE BERLIN >>
2014, Artist Interview with Laura Skerlj, The Meander Journal, Issue 8, June >>
2014, Skerlj, Laura, ‘With the Universe at Our Backs,’ catalogue essay for Standing Stone, BLINDSIDE (ISBN: 978-0-9924255-1-7) >>
2014, Radio Interview for Standing Stone, Art Smitten, SynFM, Melbourne, 4th May >>
2014, Bunyan, Marcus, review of Standing Stone, Art Blart, 13th May >>
2013, Webster, Samuel, untitled catalogue essay for Batholith, Knight St Art Space (ISBN: 978-0-9924255-0-0) >>
2013, 'Bound Together: the Rae and Bennett Gallery 2010 – 2013' (ISBN: 978-0-646-91492-3) >>
2013, Pryor, Sally, ‘Humour and Politics at M16,’ Capital Life, The Canberra Times, 1st June >>
2013, Radio Interview for Bird Hide and Bunker, Artcetera, ArtSound FM, Canberra, 8th June >>
2012, Rainforth, Dylan, on Bird Hide and Bunker, The Age, 3rd October, pg.15 >>
2012, Radio Interview for Bird Hide and Bunker, Out of the Blue, 3CR, 7th October
2012, Bridgfoot, Jessica, catalogue text for Future Now, The Substation, Newport >>
2012, Macer, Adele, catalogue text for Mortality, Art Melbourne, Carlton >>
2011, Duckett, Victoria, ‘Interior Architecture,’ Un Magazine, issue 5.2 November, pg.50-52 >>
2011, Phillips, Caroline, untitled catalogue essay for Interior Architecture, La Trobe University Visual
Arts Centre, Bendigo
2011, Phillips, Caroline, ‘Death Becomes Her’, catalogue essay for Swan Song, George Paton Gallery >>
2011, Boyer, Annabel, untitled catalogue essay for Swan Song, George Paton Gallery >>

PUBLISHED WRITING BY THE ARTIST
2013, ‘Bedrock,’ Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize Anthology, Williamstown Literary Festival (runner up, ISBN: 978-0-9875213-1-6)
2012, ‘Bird Hide and Bunker,’ catalogue essay Bird Hide and Bunker, M16 ArtSpace and Seventh Gallery >>
2012, ‘Some Kinds of Duration (Nicholas Mangan),’ Mood of Monk online arts journal
2012, ‘The Histrionic (The Malthouse),’ Mood of Monk online arts journal
2011, ‘Golden Hour,’ Above Water, Melbourne University Student Union’s annual writing anthology (highly commended)
2011, ‘In Broad Daylight,’ Birdland, 360 Documentary series, ABC Radio National >>
2011, ‘Untitled poem,’ finalist for Poetry 4 U competition, RMIT, Melbourne Writer’s Festival
2011, ‘Line and Nets’ and ‘The Ladder,’ Farrago, Melbourne University Student Union

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016 - present, Photographer at Photographic Services for the Contemporary Arts (psftca), Berlin >>
2015 - 2016, Editorial Team, ArtFacts.Net, Berlin
2012 – 2014, Photographic Technician, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2012 – 2014, Freelance photographer, Melbourne
2013, Guest Speaker, professional practice seminar, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2012 – 2013, Volunteer photographer, TCB Gallery, Melbourne
2012 – 2013, Develop and facilitate casting and environment school workshops, Future Now exhibition, touring regional Victoria
2009, Speaker, Fresh Voices, National Gallery of Victoria
2009, Selected to participate in Outside Eye mentor program, Melbourne Fringe Festival
2009, Curator, Shifting Patterns of Light and Shade, Mudfest, The University of Melbourne
2009, Curator, Backyard Super 8 Film Festival, independently screened >>
2008, Selected to participate in the Lionell Gell Portraiture Master Class Victorian College of the Arts
2008, Develop and facilitate pinhole photography workshop Melbourne Camera Club

COLLECTIONS
Teig's Museum, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Melbourne Water, Melbourne
Catherine’s work is also held in private collections internationally.