I’m an artist based in Liverpool, U.K.

I’m interested in the ethics of online production and how we make sense of the massive networks we are part of. Over the last few years this has led me to creating small scale networks as artworks. I use cheap, low power computers such as raspberry pi and ESP 8266 boards and try to make the networks as inclusive and sustainable as possible, using solar power and basic web standards. These have appeared in numerous locations, in galleries, on hillsides and in train stations to name a few. I’m also interested in different ways that networks organise those who connect to them and have enjoyed researching bioregionalism to see if there are any clues to how my own small digital networks can have a more nuanced relationship with the other networks that they rely upon.

I have a PhD from the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths that looks at retreat as a creative strategy.

I am also a lecturer in Fine Art and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Contact me at dave[at]evansdave[dot]com or on twitter


PhD – Thesis Title: Re-making Networked Platforms: A Practice Based Exploration of Networked Retreat, Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London.
MA(RCA) – Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London.
PG(Cert) – Professional Practice in Fine Art, Central St Martins School Of Art & Design.
BA(Hons) Sculpture (1st Class) – University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton.

Selected Exhibitions:

‘The Prosumer Chronicles’, The Great Medical Disaster, Manchester, 2018
‘The Hum’ Caustic Coastal, Salford, 2017
‘Mask’ Pluspace, Coventy, 2016
‘Decapod’ AirSpace, Stoke on Trent, 2016
‘Fuera de Sitio’ Jose dela Fuente, Santander, 2016
‘Scouse House II’ North Contemporary, Warrington, 2015
‘Scouse House’ SYSON Galley, Nottingham, 2015
‘BAMBAMBAM’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2015
‘Combine #3’, MODEL, Liverpool, 2014
‘The Storegga Slide’, Five Years, London, 2014
Culture Quays Sculpture Series, Media City (Salford, 2014
‘TOOOLS’, Sluice Art Fair, London, 2013
‘Some Misunderstanding’, Castlefield Gallery (Manchester, 2013
‘Beautiful Things’, Next Door Projects (Liverpool, 2013
‘Portfolio NW’ The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2013
‘Land Odyssey’, GENERATORprojects, Dundee, 2012
‘Favela’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2012
‘Project Number 6: Tomorrow’s World’, Project Number, London, 2012
‘SHITSHOW’, Malgras|Naudet, Manchester, 2012
‘Tomorrow’s World’ Rogue Project Space, Manchester, 2012
‘Love In’, Supercollider, Blackpool, 2011
‘Farwell to Yesterday’s Tomorrows’, The Royal Standard Project Space, Liverpool. (Solo), 2011
‘The Outsider’, Pulse Arts, London, 2011
‘Parts Unknown’, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2011
‘E.O.T Live’, with Knowsley Community College, FACT, Liverpool, 2011
‘Legends of Circumstance’, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton, 2010
‘Television will be Revolutionised’, with Freehand, FACT, Liverpool, 2010
‘Hidden’, Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, London, 2009
‘Legends of Circumstance’ Whitecross Gallery, London, 2009
‘Pic ‘n Mix’ Ex-Woolworths, Leytonstone, London, 2009
‘Apocalypso’, Usher Gallery, Lincoln (solo), 2007
‘Lost Found and Imagined’, Salt Projects, London, 2007
‘Family Album’, Mickey Tiroche Fine Art, London, 2006
Platform for Art, London Underground Stations, London, 2006
‘Let’s Riot’, Café Gallery, Bermondsey, London, 2006
Secrets, Royal College of Art, London, 2005
‘David Evans & Sarah Bridgland’, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2005
‘Directions’, Lethaby Gallery, Central St Martins, London, 2004
‘The Street Changes Forever, Everywhere’, Pittsburgh, USA, 2004
‘BD4D’, Fabrica, Brighton, 2003
‘Postex’, Start Gallery & various locations, Brighton, 2003

Conference Papers:

‘Inforegions – Creating Infrastructural Communities’ Radical Networks, NYC, 2019
‘The Captive Portal as Artistic Opportunity and Ascetic Project’, EVA: Politics of the Machines – Art and After, Copenhagen 2018
‘More is Not Less – Self-Denial on the Internet’, Theorizing the Web, NYC, 2018
‘Less is More. What Might Digital Asceticism Look Like?’ Radical Networks, NYC, 2017
‘Becoming Invisible – Towards a Digital Ascetic’, King’s College CMCI (In)Visible Cultures, London, 2016

Curatorial Projects:

‘SSSSS’ Frances Disley, White Wizard, 2015
‘NEWPPL’ Derek Mainella, White Wizard, 2015
‘Axolotl’, MODEL, 2014
‘Black Sun Horizon’, The Royal Standard, 2013
‘Service Provider’, The Royal Standard/Liverpool Biennial, 2012
‘Trope’, Mikey Georgeson, The Royal Standard, 2012
‘Drawing Sessions’, The Royal Standard, 2011
‘Legends of Circumstance’, Touring: London, Southampton, 2009-10
‘Postex’, Start Gallery, Brighton, 2003


Signal Culture, Owego, NY, 2018
Edge Hill Station Garden, METAL, Liverpool, 2018
Outlandia, Ben Nevis, Scotland, 2017
Burlington Arts Club, Manchester, 2011
Cite des International des Arts, Paris, 2009
Cite des International des Arts, Paris, 2005