Limerick, Ireland
Reconciliation of Blood Feuds Campaign 1990-1991, led by Erëmirë Krasniqi Kosovo Oral History Initiative, 39th EVA International Guest Programme. Courtesy the Archive and EVA International. Photo Jed Niezgoda
Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Blue Ground (2021), 39th EVA International Partnership Projects. Courtesy of the Artists and EVA International. Photo: Jed Niezgoda
39th EVA International (Phase 1), Limerick, Ireland / Photograph by Jed Niezgoda -

39th EVA International

The 39th EVA International programme was delivered across 3 exhibition phases between September 2020 and November 2021. Originally scheduled as a concentrated 10 week programme, it was instead adapted in response to COVID-19. It featured 45 presentations by Irish and international artists and collaborating curators, and unfolded across 13 exhibition venues in Limerick, remotely and online.

The 39th EVA International programme comprised of 3 new programme channels, the Guest Programme Little did they know curated by Merve Elveren, Platform Commissions selected by Anne Tallentire, Merve Elveren and Matt Packer, and Partnership Projects developed in collaboration with national and international organisations. Taking its reference from the “Golden Vein,” a 19th-century descriptor for the agricultural bounty of the Limerick region, the 39th EVA International programme sought 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, Diego Bruno, Oisín Byrne with Adam Gibbons, Yane Calovski, Jasmina Cibic, Barış Doğrusöz, Eirene Efstathiou, Minna Henriksson, Michele Horrigan, Melanie Jackson & Esther Leslie, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Hana Miletić, Deirdre O’Mahony, Zeyno Pekünlü, Richard Proffitt, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Mario Rizzi, Aykan Safoğlu, Krista Belle Stewart, Rayna Teneva & Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun, and Driant Zeneli. Research Presentations: Women Artists Action Group from the archive of Pauline Cummins; Betsy Damon Archive: Keepers of the Waters (Chengdu and Lhasa) led by Asia Art Archive; Reconciliation of Blood Feuds Campaign 1990-1991, led by led by Erëmirë Krasniqi(Kosovo Oral History Initiative); We realised the power of it, Derry Film and Video Workshop led by Sara Greavu and Ciara Phillips; and Sexuality of a Nation: Lionel Soukaz and Liberation Politicsled by Paul Clinton.

Platform Commissions
Laura Fitzgerald, Áine McBride, Emily McFarland, and Eimear Walshe.

Partnership Projects
Bora Baboci, Orla Barry, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Em’kal Eyongakpa and Inês Neto dos Santos.

Programme Information
Click here: Phase 1, 18 September – 15 November 2020
Click here: Phase 2, 2 July – 22 August 2021
Click here: Phase 3, 24 September – 14 November 2021