As the 2021-2022 Fulbright Scholar at IMMA, Evan Garza’s research will focus on artists from art historically underrepresented communities, both in Ireland and globally, through digital interpretation, public programmes, and collecting strategies which emphasize equity and art historical parallels between contemporary global movements for racial and social justice and the history of Irish protest and civil unrest. In addition to working with artists and the IMMA Collection, Garza will also undertake a Visiting Research Fellowship with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin.
Evan Garza is a Washington, DC-based curator, writer, and the co-curator and Artistic Director of the 2021 Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon. Garza was Director of Rice Public Art at Rice University in Houston, TX from 2016-2019 and previously served as Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin from 2014-2016. Garza is cofounder of Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency program in the world exclusively for LGBTQ+ artists.