IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) and EVA International (Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art) are delighted to announce a new commission by artist Em’kal Eyongakpa for 2020. This commission will see two of Ireland’s most significant contemporary arts organisations work together with Em’kal Eyongakpa on a major artistic production between the sites of Limerick and Dublin. The commission will be developed and presented collaboratively, coinciding with the 39th EVA International taking 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 large-scale artworks in Ireland, with a focus on thinking beyond the ‘exhibitionary’ encounter of contemporary art.
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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