Limerick, Ireland


EVA International Biennial of Visual Art CLG was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 6 March 2012. The company operates under the registered business name: ‘EVA International’ with the company number: 510483. EVA is committed to complying with the Code of Governance and Principles of Good Fundraising.

Board of Directors
Mary Conlon (since March 2012)
Brian Haugh (since March 2017, Treasurer December 2017)
Mike Fitzpatrick (Chair since September 2017)
Lisa Kileen (since December 2017)
Áine Nic Giolla Coda (since December 2017)
Con Quigley (since March 2012)
Kevin Roland (since September 2017)

Professor Merritt Bucholz (since March 2012)
Sheila Deegan (Secretary, since March 2012)
Declan Long (since April 2015)
Úna McCarthy (since April 2015)
Hugh Murray (since September 2017)
Naomi O’Nolan (since September 2016)

* All Directors are also Members

Business Sub-committee
Brian Haugh
Ciara O’Brien
Dominic Punch
Rachel Wong
Caoimhe Walsh

International Advisory Panel
Omar Berrada
Annie Fletcher
Emily-Jane Kirwan
Paul O’Neill

Mary Conlon is Founder and Co-Director of Ormston House (est. 2011), a cultural resource centre in the heart of Limerick City. She is the third recipient of the Shinnors Scholarship and is undertaking a PhD in Curatorial Studies at Limerick School of Art and Design. She is a Partner of Visual Artists Ireland, which provides advocacy, advice and membership services to artists in all art forms. She sits on the Migrant Workers Steering Group at Doras Luimní, a non-profit NGO working to support the rights of all migrants in Limerick and the Mid-West region.

Mike Fitzpatrick is an artist, curator, academic and cultural producer. Head of Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT since 2009, a leading Irish Art School with a national and International reputation for excellence. In 2014 Director of Ireland’s first National City of Culture, a transformative project for Limerick. Led Limerick’s Bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. Irish Commissioner for the Venice Biennale on two occasions, in 2007 with the artist Gerard Byrne and in 2015, with Curator Woodrow Kernohan and artist Sean Lynch. As a Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art and Visual Art Curator with the Kilkenny Arts Festival curated over 80 exhibitions including artists such as Simon Starling, Vito Acconci, Caroline McCarthy, John Shinnors, Tina O’Connell, Lindsay Seers and Vivienne Dick. Education, exhibitions and residencies include the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, PS1 Museum New York, Art in General, NY, IMMA, Museum of Modern Art, BIAD, Birmingham City University, University of Liverpool, Academia di Brera, Milan and Limerick School of Art and Design. A Clare man with a passionate interest in the game of Hurling.

Brian Haugh is a Limerick native with a burning desire to see the city realise its full potential. Over the years he has travelled widely across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas and spent a number of years living in Wellington, New Zealand. During these travels Brian has been inspired by the people, places and cultures he has encountered, in particular by the manner in which communities are shaped by their environment. Brian returned to Limerick in 2012 and had been involved with a number of community and not for profit endeavours in the city. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Brian works with BDO Corporate Finance with a special interest in the healthcare sector. He has also acted as financial advisor to a number of not for profit organisations around financial management and governance.

Lisa Killeen is a Senior Associate in Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors. She practices in the Banking and Finance Group and also has extensive experience in Real Estate and Insolvency and Restructuring. Lisa trained with a leading law firm in Dublin and practised there for 6 years. She is a Corporate Law graduate of NUI Galway and holds Law Society Diplomas in Commercial Conveyancing and Banking Law and Practice. Lisa is a Limerick native with a keen interest in helping to contribute to the on-going progress and growth that encapsulates the city in recent times. Lisa believes that the positivity and excitement that can be generated by sporting, artistic and cultural events is very important to communities and cities and is a keen Munster Rugby supporter.

Áine Nic Giolla Coda is an artist, Lecturer and Programme Leader in Fine Art, Painting at Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT). A graduate of LSAD, she completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster and a Fellowship at Cheltenham College of Art, Gloustershire. She has exhibited in group shows, nationally and internationally, as well as solo exhibitions at the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast and Limerick City Gallery of Art and more recently in Visions of Now in 2017 at the Hunt Museum. Nic Giolla Coda exhibited in EVA 93, curated by Gloria Moure, EVA 94, curated by Jan Hoet, EVA 96, curated by Guy Tortosa, EVA 99, curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and EVA 2006, curated by Katerina Gregos.

Con Quigley is a venture capital and valuation specialist partner at BDO Corporate Finance with experience in Ireland, London and Philadelphia. Con holds various roles as Advisor, Partner, Founder, CEO and Chairman in finance, retail, technology, life sciences and hotels. Con is a multiple prizewinning scholar in Accounting, Tax and Marketing and a member of the Advisory Board of the Cairnes School of Business & Economics at National University of Ireland, Galway. A collector of emerging contemporary Irish artists, Con gifted Pauline Bewick’s Midnight Court to the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in 2008. He established and co-curated the Horwath Traveling Bursary at LIT (Limerick School of Art & Design) in 2004.

Kevin Roland, Managing Director, Teneo Strategy, Dublin advises Teneo’s global executive clientele on strategic business priorities in Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, to include building and executing government relations, public affairs, and political and economic risk efforts. Kevin returned to Ireland after having established and led Teneo’s Middle East and Africa practice in Dubai. Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Roland served with distinction in the diplomatic corps of the U.S. Department of State at American embassies in Jordan, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq and the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in Washington, D.C., receiving several State Department Superior Honor awards for his service. Kevin also served as the acting U.S. Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he engaged with community, government and business across the region in support of shared strategic goals. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Kevin and his family reside in New Quay, County Clare.

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Financial Statements
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The Director/CEO’s salary falls within the range €51,000 – €60,000 per annum.