Steven Evans is a curator, writer, artist and executive director of the award-winning arts organization FotoFest, based in Houston, Texas. FotoFest created the first and longest running international Biennial of Photography and New Media Art in the U.S. He is responsible for the artistic direction of FotoFest, its exhibitions, programs, and Biennial.
Among many exhibitions organised for FotoFest and other venues, Evans co-curated the FotoFest Biennial 2022 central exhibition “If I Had a Hammer”, the FotoFest Biennial 2018 central exhibition “India: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art” and the FotoFest Biennial 2016 central exhibition “Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet.” He co-edited the related hardcover books “If I Had a Hammer,” “INDIA,” and “Changing Circumstances,” as well as recent FotoFest publications “Velvet Generation” (2019) and “African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other” (2020). He represents FotoFest at photography events around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, and South Korea.
Prior to FotoFest, Evans worked with a wide range of artists and collaborators in New York and San Antonio, Texas. His curatorial work incorporates a range of approaches with a focus on photography, moving image, and new media art.