Platform Commissions is an initiative to support the production of significant new works by artists based in Ireland. It invites the submission of proposals from eligible artists for new artworks and projects through a simple and supported process. Selected proposals are offered financial and production support for the realisation and presentation of the new work as part of the upcoming biennial programme.
40th EVA International (2023)
The selected artists for the Platform Commissions programme of the 40th EVA International—Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art are Sarah Durcan, Phillip McCrilly, Sharon Phelan, Frank Sweeney, Cliodhna Timoney, and Amna Walayat. The selected artists will work with EVA International to develop projects that will then be presented as part of the biennial programme in 2023; their works variously addressing the biennial’s theme of citizenship. Platform Commissions proposals were selected by artist Emily Jacir, and writer, curator and art historian Pádraic E. Moore, chaired by EVA International Director Matt Packer. The selection of Platform Commissions for the 40th EVA International followed the open call for proposals detailed here.
40th EVA Platform Commissions tour at The Dock
The Visual Artists’ News Sheet Online: Thomas Pool Interviews Platform Commissions Artists
Sarah Durcan / Q & A
Frank Sweeney / Q & A
Amna Walayat / Q & A
Cliodhna Timoney / Q & A
Phillip McCrilly / Q & A
Sharon Phelan / Q & A
Announcement of Platform Commissions, 40th EVA International (22 February 2022)
Open Call for Proposals, 40th EVA International Platform Commissions (4 October 2021)
39th EVA International (2020 / 2021)
The artists for the 39th EVA International Platform Commissions programme are: Laura Fitzgerald, Áine McBride, Emily McFarland, and Eimear Walshe. Proposals were selected by Merve Elveren and Anne Tallentire, chaired by Matt Packer (Director, EVA International). Click here for a news update on these projects.
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