Rafael Pérez Evans: Handful

Opening in Spring

Display in Gallery 4 and outside the Institute

Earlier this year, sculptor Rafael Pérez Evans dropped twenty-nine tons of (animal grade) carrots outside Goldsmiths College, University of London.


Echoing the protests of Spanish farmers that became familiar to him as a child, the gesture created a roadblock of produce, highlighting ongoing tensions around farming, food surpluses, waste and devaluation. Pérez Evans’ temporary sculptures made of grain, vegetables and milk, draw upon a legacy of 1960’s sculpture and Land Art, and visualise the ever-increasing distance between the consumers and producers of food. 

About the artist

Rafael Pérez Evans lives and works in London. He is the recipient of the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Beckett University scholarship in partnership with New Contemporaries 2019. Pérez Evans received a BA and MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2010 and 2020). Recent exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, C3A Museum, Córdoba and Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

In response to the government's current Covid-19 guidelines, the Henry Moore Institute is temporarily closed until further notice.