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IMMA connects audiences and art, providing an extraordinary space where contemporary life and contemporary art connect, challenge and inspire one another. We share, develop and conserve the Irish National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art for now and for the future.

 

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Dr. Moling Ryan Interim Director

A career public servant until his retirement in 2014, Dr. Ryan is a former Chief Executive of the Legal Aid Board, a position he held for 10 years. He was previously Director of Human Resources and Strategy in the early years of the Courts Service. Prior to that, he was head of Heritage Policy in the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. He also spent six years on management training and strategy initiatives with the Civil Service Training Centre. Since his retirement, Moling has been engaged with a significant project on the reform of the Public Service in Cyprus and on a justice reform project in Vietnam. He has also undertaken a number of projects in different areas of the public service. He is currently a member of the Policing Authority. He served as Chairperson of the Association of Chief Executives of State Agencies and is the co-author of the Guide for Chief Executives. Moling was called to the Bar in 1979 and has primary and Masters’ degrees in management. He also has a Doctorate in Governance from Queen’s University, Belfast.

Annie Fletcher IMMA Director

(From 01 March 2019)
IMMA has announced Annie Fletcher as the new Director of the museum. A noted International Curator, Annie joins IMMA from the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands where she is currently Chief Curator.

Annie Fletcher has extensive leadership experience in the contemporary arts. In addition to her role as Chief Curator at Van Abbemuseum she is a tutor at de Appel, Amsterdam, the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) and the Design Academy Eindhoven, and regularly worked with art institutions around the world including the SALT Istanbul, New Museum, New York, and L’Internationale network and De Appel Art Centre, Amsterdam. In 2012 she was Curator of Ireland’s Contemporary Art biennale EVA International and is regularly called upon to sit on major International juries, including the Turner Prize in 2014 and the selection committee for the Irish Pavilion at Venice in 2016.

Born in Ireland Fletcher studied in Trinity College Dublin and started her career in the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 1994. She was Acting Head of Exhibitions in IMMA in 2001-2002 where she produced, among other projects, the seminal performance art weekend Marking the Territory. Curated by Marina Abramovic this three day event attracted capacity audiences to the museum. She partnered with IMMA, and then Director Sarah Glennie, on several exhibitions over the past five years, including solo presentations of Duncan Campbell and Sheela Gowda and most recently co-curated the 2016 IMMA group exhibition El Lissitzky: the Artist and the State with work from Rosella Biscotti, Nuria Guell, Alice Milligan, Sarah Pierce and Hito Steyerl, and is very much looking forward to returning to IMMA to lead the museum into its next phase. As a curator she is particular interested in how an encounter with art can generate a shared civic space and how, in today’s world, contemporary art can address complex ideas of time, space and participation in order to achieve resonance with the public.

Read the Press Release announcing Annie Fletcher's appointment for more details.