Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick City, Ireland
19 May–12 August 2012
Curated by Annie Fletcher
eva International (formerly ev+a) is pleased to announce that the international open call for proposals is now open.
Everywhere we look and everything we read right now seems to tell us we are at a new juncture. We are at an unprecedented moment of change – whether teetering on the edge of a financial precipice, or witnessing extraordinary new articulations of protest. This year eva International will attempt to tap into this feeling of imminence by understanding how artists define and explain the status quo in relation to global events. What are we on the verge of? How do artists envisage what is to come and what is to be done?
Annie Fletcher, Curator of eva International 2012.
eva International and Annie Fletcher would like to invite artists from all over the world to propose new or existing works for inclusion in eva International 2012. Proposals can be made in any medium and selected artists will be supported to produce new or show existing works in Limerick City, Ireland from 19 May – 12 August 2012.
Proposals should be made through the online submission process. Artists can make up to 2 proposals and there is a submission fee of €20 for 1 proposal or €30 for 2 proposals. Supporting materials can either be uploaded through the online submission process, sent by post to Limerick City Gallery of Art, or delivered by hand to Limerick City Gallery of Art or Fire Station Artists\’ Studios, Dublin. Deadline: 31 January 2012.
Please see www.eva.ie/open-call or contact for further information.
We look forward to receiving your proposals!
About Annie Fletcher
Annie Fletcher is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam. Recent presentations include solo exhibitions or projects with Jo Baer, Jutta Koether, Cerith Wynn Evans, Deimantas Narkevicius, Minerva Cuevas and the long term project, Be(com)ing Dutch with Charles Esche (2006–2009). She was co-founder and co-director of the rolling platform If I Cant Dance, I Dont Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution with Frederique Bergholtz (2005–2010), and Co-Curator of Cork Caucus with Charles Esche and Art / not art (2005). As a writer she has recently contributed to various magazines including Afterall and Metropolis M, and is currently on the editorial board of A Prior magazine.
About eva International
Founded in 1977, eva International is an artist-centred biennial of visual art that works with acclaimed guest curators to present innovative exhibitions across the city of Limerick, Ireland. Artists\’ projects are selected through an international open call for proposals and exhibitions take place in both gallery and non-gallery spaces. A programme of talks, workshops and events accompanies the exhibitions and provides further opportunities for audiences to engage.
Since being founded, eva International has gained national and international acclaim, and is recognised as Ireland\’s preeminent exhibition of visual art. Previous curators: Elizabeth Hatz (2010), Angelika Nollert & Yilmaz Dziewior (2009), Hou Hanru (2008), Klaus Ottmann (2007), Katerina Gregos (2006), Dan Cameron (2005), Zdenka Badovinac (2004), Virginia Pérez Ratton (2003), Apinan Poshyananda (2002), Salah M. Hassan (2001), Rosa Martínez (2000), Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn (1999), Paul M. O\’Reilly (1998), Guy Tortosa (1996), María de Corral (1995), Jan Hoet (1994), Gloria Moure (1993), Lars Nittve (1992), Germano Celant (1991), Saskia Bos (1990), Florent Bex and Alexander Roshin (1988), Ida Panicelli (1987), Nabuo Nakamura (1986), Rudi Fuchs (1985), Peter Fuller (1984), Liesbeth Brandt Corstius (1982), Pierre Restany (1981), Brian O\’Doherty (1980), Sandy Nairne (1979), Adrian Hall, Charles Harper, Theo Mcnab, Cóilín Murray (1978) Barrie Cooke, John Kelly, Brian King (1977).
eva International is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Council, Limerick City Gallery of Art and is in partnership in 2012 with the Van Abbemuseum and Visual Artists Ireland.
For further information please see www.eva.ie or contact .