IMMA and EVA International (Ireland’s Biennial Contemporary Art) are excited to announce a new commissioning partnership for 2020. This partnership will see two of Ireland’s most significant contemporary arts organisations work together on a major artistic production between the two sites of Limerick and Dublin. The commission will be developed and presented collaboratively, coinciding with the 39th EVA International that takes place September – November 2020.
As organisations with international reach and distinct profile within a national context, the partnership between IMMA and EVA seeks to raise the horizon of opportunity for the commission and production of ambitious and large-scale artworks in Ireland, with a focus on thinking beyond the ‘exhibitionary’ encounter of contemporary art.
Since 2014, IMMA and EVA International have been working in collaboration on aspects of programming and production. The new partnership will build significantly on this past work which has previously included studio facilitations for artists participating in the biennial, hosting and launch events, as well as exhibitions.
To date, IMMA has hosted research residencies for EVA’s international curators Bassam El Baroni (2014), Koyo Kouoh (2016) and Inti Guerrero (2018) and continues this support for Merve Elveren in 2020. Affiliated programming from 2014 – 2018 has included projects and events with Nástio Mosquito, David Horvitz, Praneet Soi, The Rubber Bandits, Tracey Rose, Sam Keogh, John Rainey and the satellite exhibition THE 38TH EVA INTERNATIONAL AT IMMA featuring the work of Locky Morris, Roy Dib and Marlon T.Riggs.
Annie Fletcher, Director of IMMA, previously curated EVA International 2012 – After the Future, while in her role as Chief Curator at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
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