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All National Programme exhibitions are formed in partnership with venues and groups, who are encouraged to explore and develop a sense of ownership of the IMMA Collection as a national resource.

For all enquiries regarding the IMMA National Programme please contact Johanne Mullan, Collections Programmer, by email to

IMMA is delighted to announce its Summer School 2020, taking place online from 3 to 28 August 2020. It comprises a month-long programme of seminars, discussions and workshops by a range of national and international artists, theorists and educators focusing on the theme of ‘statecraft’ and the role of art and artists in relation to the state.

Some of the ideas that will be explored over the course of the summer school include the role of the state in surveillance, welfare, propaganda, epidemiology, monumental and memorial languages, and the abjection of its’ other’, the stateless, the non-citizen, the dead. In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests we are seeing many of these processes writ large.

Public Programme 6-22 August

Following an open call, a core group of participants will take part in an intensive programme of workshops, reading groups, discussions and presentations. Parts of the Summer School programme – the seminars, keynote address and panel discussion – are open to the public (see below for details).

All elements of the summer school are taking place online via zoom.

Listen back

Listen back to selected talks from the The IMMA International Summer School 2020.

Public Programme


6 – 22 August 2020

Please note that all seminars are taking place online via zoom.


Gerry Kearns

Statecraft and the Cultural Politics of AIDS

Thursday 6 August

6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT+1)

Online via zoom

To register:


Bashir Otukoya

(State)Crafting Identity: Nationals, Citizens and the Other’s

Friday 7 August

Online via zoom

6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT+1)

To register:


Lisa Moran

The ‘Statue Wars’ – the monument and the state

Tuesday 11 August

Online via zoom

6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT+1)

To register:


American Artist

(I’m Blue (If I Was █████ I Would Die): The Color of American Policing

Thursday 13 August

Online via zoom

6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT+1)

To register:


Philomena Mullen

Industrialised, Socialised and Racialised: Experiences of Black, Mixed-Race Women in Irish industrial schools

Friday 14 August

Online via zoom

6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT+1)

To register: :


Mick Wilson

Body Counts: Scenes from the Political Life of the Dead

Tuesday 18 August

Online via zoom

6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT+1)

To register: 




Jasmina Cibic

Ornamental Rashes of Ideology

Friday 21 August

Online via zoom

6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT+1)

To register:


Keynote Address and Panel Discussion

Saturday 22 August

Online via zoom

Keynote: Jonas Staal

Other-Than-Statecraft: Stateless Parliaments, Experimental Biospheres and Collectivizing Facebook.

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Panel Discussion

Jonas Staal, Jasmina Cibic, Mick Wilson, Gerry Kearns

1.00pm – 2.30pm

To register:


Further details of the programme and speakers here.

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Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.