Limerick, Ireland
Bea McMahon, Another Shot at Love, 2023

40th EVA International Opening Programme

EVA is delighted to announce the opening programme for the 40th EVA International—Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. All exhibitions and events are free to attend but capacity for some events is limited.

Exhibitions preview
August 31, from 12pm, all venues open

Official launch
August 31, 5pm, Limerick City Gallery of Art, followed by drinks reception at Gardens International, Limerick

Live music programme—EVA + Féile Na Gréine: Siren Song (Antonina Nowacka, bela, and E The Artist)*
August 31, 8pm–late, Record Room, Limerick

In conversation—James Bridle and Sebastian Cichocki*
September 1, 6.30pm, Belltable, Limerick

Live performance—Sharon Phelan, Citizens United: A Speech Act*
September 1, 8pm, Record Room, Limerick

Live music programme—EVA + Féile Na Gréine: Siren Song (Katie G O’Neill, Roibí​, Princ€ss, and Belacqua)*
September 1, 9pm–late, Record Room, Limerick

Screenings—Bryony Dunne, Jeamin Cha, Jumana Manna, Jessica Sarah Rinland, and Frank Sweeney* September 1–3, Belltable, Limerick (click here for screening times)

*Booking is required. Click here. 





About the 40th EVA International

The 40th edition features historical, recent and newly commissioned artworks by 50+ Irish and international artists in exhibitions, events and performances across seventeen sites in Limerick city from 31 August – 29 October.  It includes a ‘Guest Programme’ curated by Sebastian Cichocki titled The Gleaners Society, presented alongside new artist commissions as part of EVA’s ‘Platform Commissions’ and ‘Partnership Project’ initiatives.

The Gleaners Society (Guest Programme, curated by Sebastian Cichocki)
Artists: Kateryna Aliinyk, Orla Barry, Robert Barry, Kian Benson Bailes, bela, Kasper Bosmans, Eglė Budvytytė in collaboration with Marija Olšauskaitė and Julija Lukas Steponaitytė, John Carson, Jeamin Cha, Bryony Dunne, Clodagh Emoe, Rachel Fallon & Alice Maher, Rosalind Fowler, Freefilmers (presented by Asia Tsisar),  Léann Herlihy,  ikkibawiKrrr,  Tamás Kaszás,  Navine G. Dossos,  Eustachy Kossakowski, Kim Beom, Li Mu,  Sharon Lockhart,  Goshka Macuga, Jumana Manna,  Gordon Matta-Clark,  Óscar Mascareñas, Olga Micińska with Mathild Clerc-Verhoeven, Janet Mullarney, Teresa Murak, My-Musical Collective and Pidsoma Shelter, Peter Nadin & Natsuko Uchino & Aimée Toledano, Antonina Nowacka, OHO, Rory Pilgrim, Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Diane Severin Nguyen, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Joydeb Roaja, Slavs and Tatars & Leah Feldman, Åsa Sonjasdotter in collaboration with Mercè Torres Ràfols and NCAD FIELD,  Seoidín O’Sullivan, Iza Tarasewicz, Thomond Primary School Gardening Club in collaboration with Deirdre O’Mahony and Hometree, Dominika Trapp, Natsuko Uchino, and Lala Meredith-Vula.

Platform Commissions/Partnership Projects
Artists: Sarah Durcan, Phillip McCrilly, Sharon Phelan, Frank Sweeney, Cliodhna Timoney, and Amna Walayat (selected by Emily Jacir and Pádraic E. Moore), and Bea McMahon.

Plan your visit
Please note that the 40th EVA International is a multi venue programme with varying operating hours across individual venues, sites, and spaces. Please check before planning your visit or email with any questions or queries.

The venue map, list and opening hours can be accessed here. Travel information can be accessed here.

Funders: The 40th EVA International is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza—Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Korea, Korea Arts Management Service and the grant programme Fund for Korean Art Abroad, and Limerick City and County Council.

Programme Partners: An Endless Supply, Andriesse Eyck Gallery, Askeaton Contemporary Art, Belltable, Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, Féile na Gréine, Golden Thread Gallery, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Hollybush Gardens, IMMA, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Limerick Twenty Thirty, Limerick Civic Trust, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Mondriaan Fund, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (MSN), NCAD FIELD, Ormston House, Project Arts Centre, RGKSKSRG, Rua Red, Samdani Art Foundation, Shannon Foynes Port Authority, St. Mary’s Cathedral, The Commercial, The Grove, Thomond Primary School, TUS – Limerick School of Art & Design, University of Limerick, Van Abbemuseum and Wexford County Council.