Limerick, Ireland

Ireland's Biennial

We are delighted to announce the Phase 3 programme of the 39th EVA International which features over 19 presentations by Irish and international artists and collaborating curators, across four venues in Limerick and online.  Taking its reference from the “Golden Vein,” a 19th-century descriptor for the agricultural bounty of the Limerick region, the 39th EVA International programme seeks to address ideas of land and its contested values in the context of Ireland today.

Guest Programme – Little did they know
Curated by Merve Elveren

Benji Boyadgian, Oisín Byrne with Adam Gibbons, Jasmina Cibic, Barış Doğrusöz, Minna Henriksson, Melanie Jackson & Esther Leslie, Zeyno Pekünlü, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Krista Belle Stewart, Rayna Teneva & Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun, and Driant Zeneli, We realised the power of itDerry Film and Video Workshop led by Sara Greavu in collaboration with artist Ciara Phillips, and Sexuality of a Nation: Lionel Soukaz and Liberation Politics led by Paul ClintonLittle did they know, opens at Park Point and Limerick City Gallery of Art venues from 24 September – 14 November, and Sailor’s Home from 1 October – 14 November.

Partnership Projects

The Phase 3 programme includes presentations in partnership with artists Orla Barry (in collaboration with Mu.ZEE); Em’kal Eyongakpa (commissioned through EVA International and IMMA’s Encounters partnership, supported by Mondriaan Fund); and Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan (commissioned by EVA International, supported by the Magic Carpets programme, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union); and Inês Neto dos Santos (supported in collaboration with the Magic Carpets Creative Europe Programme, curated by Niamh Brown, Creative Producer, EVA International). Partnership Projects will open at Park Point 24 September – 14 November, and spacecraft 8 October – 14 November.

Platform Commissions

Newly commissioned works by Áine McBride and Emily McFarland will be presented across the exhibition programme, developed as part of EVA Internationals’s Platform Commissions initiative. Platform Commissions will open at Park Point 24 September – 14 November, and Sailor’s Home 1 October – 14 November.

Launch Dates 

Park Point and Limerick City Gallery of Art
24 September – 14 November
Sailor’s Home
1 October – 14 November
8 October – 14 November


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