Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, editor, film and event producer and Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator. He hosts the LRB Screen at Home programme, curates for Forum of the Future Porto, Estuary, First Light, Flipsideand Swedenborg Film Festivals. He commissioned and co-produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald, Artevents) by Grant Gee, World without end (Jem Cohen, Estuary 2016) and Things(Ben Rivers, FVU). He executive-produced Erase and Forget (Andrea Luka Zimmerman), Unseen (Dryden Goodwin), By Our Selves (AndrewKotting) and In Time: An Archive Life (Lasse Johansson).
He has conceived and curated numerous film and event seasons across the UK including Utopia 2016 (Somerset House), Place (Aldeburgh Music), ‘John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet’, ‘All Power to the Imagination! 1968 & its legacies’, and the first series devoted to Armenian cinema, Gypsy films, J.G.Ballard and Paul Celan. He edited the international moving image magazine Vertigo and now co-edits for House Sparrow Press, publishing original titles by John Berger and Anne Michaels.
He has written many catalogue/monograph essays and articles on artists, film-makers and writers.
Gareth Evans' curatorial involvement in Estuary 2021 takes two forms. The first is the programming and hosting of three weekly online live events: Estuary Live Lounge - conversations with writers, artists and thinkers engaging with the core themes of the festival. Those confirmed include the acclaimed and award-winning Chloe Aridjis, Jay Griffiths, Rachel Lichtenstein, Iain Sinclair, Andrea Luka Zimmerman (with others to be announced). He is also curating an online short film showcase, featuring ten titles exploring the ecological crisis, protest cultures and post-colonial experience and resistance. Film-makers confirmed include Judah Attille, Jem Cohen, Anja Kirschner, Gideon Mendel, Hannah Oliver, Morgan Quaintance, Stanley Schtinter and Ali Smith & Sarah Wood.
Photo credit: Michaela Freeman