Ben Evans James
Film Curator - Filmmaker


Ben Evans James is a filmmaker and curator based in London. Working at the intersection of ethnography, storytelling and fiction, his practice-based research explores the use of para-fiction within documentary film making.

Creating fictional ‘facts’ for audiences to interpret, his work raises questions about the function of truth and fiction, and their bearing on knowledge, ethics and aesthetics. His curatorial work uses para-fiction as a conceptual framework and tactic to explore these complex documentary/filmic worlds.

He is an AHRC funded PhD candidate supervised by Dr. Beryl Graham in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at the University of Sunderland, and holds a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Fine Art from University of the Arts London. He is currently a lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Falmouth University.
Contact Ben at the faculty for New Media Art