Mary Evans

Nigerian, b. 1963

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Mary Evans

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Nigerian, b. 1963

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Using materials ranging from construction paper to gingerbread cookies, London-based artist Mary Evans takes imagery from popular culture and transforms it into “visual Esperanto”—universally understandable symbols about human experience. Her work is grounded in research on the relationship between contemporary Britain and its imperial past in Africa. Through sculptures and installation, Evans composes narratives based on her experience growing up in England and the difficulty of maintaining her African heritage. Each handcrafted artwork addresses the tenuous relationship between alienation and belonging, and examines how these feelings shape cultural identities.

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Using materials ranging from construction paper to gingerbread cookies, London-based artist Mary Evans takes imagery from popular culture and transforms it into “visual Esperanto”—universally understandable symbols about human experience. Her work is grounded in research on the relationship between contemporary Britain and its imperial past in Africa. Through sculptures and installation, Evans composes narratives based on her experience growing up in England and the difficulty of maintaining her African heritage. Each handcrafted artwork addresses the tenuous relationship between alienation and belonging, and examines how these feelings shape cultural identities.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
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Included in a major biennial
EVA International
Articles Featuring Mary Evans
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Nov 24th, 2020
19 Collectors on the Art They Bought in 2020
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Apr 18th, 2016
Can an Irish Biennial Reimagine Colonial History?
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