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Join us in the Project Spaces for curators’ talks and discussion with international visiting curators Dominique Fontaine and Miguel A. López, who are recently appointed Co-Curators of the third edition of Toronto Biennial of Art, 2024. A conversation will be moderated by Annie Fletcher, where our guests discuss their shared interests in the role of art in public life and the potential of ‘the exhibition’, to present and rewrite lesser-known histories.

This talk is presented at part of the new initiative – IRELAND INVITES organised by IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Hugh Lane Gallery and Culture Ireland. This new 3-year pilot named IRELAND INVITES, is aimed at showcasing Irish visual art to the international biennale circuit. IRELAND INVITES seeks to enhance international exposure for Irish visual artists by hosting biennale curators to undertake visits to studio and art institutions in Ireland.

This talk is featured as part of IMMA Outdoors – ‘SUNDAYS at IMMA’ that runs from 12 – 5pm, that includes tours, workshops, music and performances. See full details here


About Speakers

Dominique Fontaine and Miguel A. López are Co-Curators Of Toronto Biennial Of Art. Co-curators will guide TBA’s exhibition for the third edition of the city-wide art event taking place from September 21 – December 1, 2024.

Dominique Fontaine
Dominique Fontaine is curator for the 2024 Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA). She graduated in visual arts and arts administration from the University of Ottawa (Canada), and completed De Appel Curatorial Programme (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). She is co-editor and co-author of the recent publication Making History: Visual Arts and Blackness in Canada.

Dominique is co-initiator of the Black Curators Forum; is a member of AICA-Canada, the American Association of Museum Curators (AAMC,) and of the International Contemporary Art Curators Association (IKT); and is also part of Intervals Collective. Dominique Fontaine is laureate of Black History Month of the City of Montreal 2021.

Miguel López
Miguel A. López is a writer and curator whose practice focuses on the role of art in politics and public life, collective work and collaborative dynamics, and queer and feminist rewritings of history. He worked as chief curator, and later co-director at TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica, from 2015-2020. In 2019, he curated the retrospective exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure at the Witte de With (now Kunstinstituut Melly), Rotterdam. The exhibition traveled to Mexico City, Madrid, and Bogota.

He is the author of Ficciones disidentes en la tierra de la misoginia [Dissident Fictions in the Land of Misogyny] (2019), and co-editor of The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War (2017). He was a recipient of Independent Curator’s International’s 2016 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.

Annie Fletcher, Director, IMMA
Annie Fletcher is the Director of IMMA. A noted International Curator, Annie joined IMMA from the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands where she was 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. Most recently Annie Fletcher curated the major touring exhibition project by The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis, by the London-based artist collective founded in London in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun.


About IRELAND INVITES

About Ireland Invites: International Guest Curators Programme

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Hugh Lane Gallery and Culture Ireland are delighted to announce a new 3-year pilot named IRELAND INVITES, aimed at showcasing Irish visual art to the international biennale circuit.

IRELAND INVITES seeks to enhance international exposure for Irish visual artists by hosting biennale curators to undertake visits to studio and art institutions in Ireland. During their visit curators will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of contemporary art practices in Ireland availing of the curatorial expertise of IMMA, Hugh Lane Gallery and Culture Ireland, who will facilitate research and create bespoke hosted trips for each visiting curator.


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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. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.

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