Evan Bissell facilitates multi-disciplinary, community-based art projects for public installation and the internet. Projects take varied forms: an interactive history of freedom and confinement in the United States focused on the roots of mass incarceration, an animated version of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, and the set for Chinaka Hodge's play Chasing Mehserle. Bissell has exhibited on Alcatraz Island, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, and SOMArts, and facilitated projects in schools (K-12) throughout the country. Evan was the first artist-in-residence at the American Cultures Engaged Scholar Program at UC Berkeley (2013), was awarded a Headlands artist-in-residence (2013) and worked as an artist/researcher with the Morris Justice Project and the Public Science Project at the CUNY Graduate Center (2014). He is currently pursuing a joint masters degree in Public Health and City Planning at UC Berkeley.
Photo by Joan Osato