Limerick, Ireland
Bora Baboci, Predictions, 2020, 39th EVA International. Courtesy the artist and EVA International. Photo: Jed Niezgoda

39th EVA International – Online and Offsite Programme continues

Due to COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions across Ireland, EVA’s indoor venues are closed until further notice (subject to government guidelines). The 39th EVA International programme continues online and offsite, with the following highlights:

A dedicated website for Little did they know, the Guest Programme of the 39th EVA International, curated by Merve Elveren. This website brings together content and resources that expand upon individual works and research-based projects of participating artists and contributors. The website is updated twice weekly with new content. Current contents includes:

  • It’s not for you we did it – the first of a series of downloadable posters designed by artist Ciara Phillips, as part of a project developed in collaboration with curator Sara Greavu that explores the historical context of Derry in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Wild Atlantic Waste – an online documentary video produced by concerned people living in the environs of the Shannon basin. The video is included as part of the archival and research presentation Stigma Damages (2011 – ongoing) by Michele Horrigan.


Eimear Walshe, The Land Question (2020)
The Land Question is an artist talk in video format. It presents a brief history of land contestation in Ireland, and questions how the history of land relations persistently impacts our most intimate thoughts, aspirations, and interactions. The work is a new commission by EVA International as part of the Platform Commissions initiative. The video is available to view here.

Emily McFarland, Curraghinalt (2019 / 2020)
Curraghinalt is the first work in a three-part video series (“Dtan-a-goo-saran-dthu (The Wind’s Changed”) that explores the changing ecology of a particular landscape in the Sperrin Mountains of West Tyrone, in the North of Ireland. This single-channel video, which utilises documentary forms, dislocated sound, and voices and images that are woven together, to explore collective memory and moments of testimony from individual members of a small rural community. The work is a new commission by EVA International as part of the Platform Commissions initiative. The video is available to view here.

Bora Baboci, Predictions (2020)
Predictions is an audio work was produced following a period of residency in Limerick city, where the artist was struck by the turbulent and unpredictable nature of the River Shannon. For the duration of the biennial, the work is accessible via a QR code panel that is situated on the riverwalk at Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, overlooking the Curragower Falls. The audio is also available to listen here.

Áine McBride, and/or land (2020)
and/or land encompasses a number of sculptural and photographic works that are presented in response to the architectural vernacular of Limerick city. A number of the works remain accessible, including a sculptural collage that on the perimeter hoarding of the Sailor’s Home, O’Curry Street, and a series of photographic works in bespoke frames that are displayed on the walls of retail premises in Limerick city centre (The Alteration Shop, 26 Roches St;  Pat O’Connell & Sons Butchers; 62 Williams St; Leonard’s Menswear, 23 O’Connell St;  Enable Ireland, Honan’s Quay).