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eva International Biennial of Visual Art Limerick City Ireland

eva International (formerly ev+a) announce that the 2012 biennial will be curated by Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam. An international open call for proposals launches today with the deadline for submissions: 31 January 2012. Please see or contact [email protected] for further information. Event dates: 19 May–12 August 2012.

Luc Deleu, “Construction X”, 1994. Containers, 610 x 610 x 180 cm. Documentation of ev+a 1994, curated by Jan Hoet.

Annie said of her appointment: “Everywhere we look and everything we read right now seems to tell us we are at a new juncture. We are at an unprecedented moment of change – whether teetering on the edge of a financial precipice, or witnessing extraordinary new articulations of protest. This year eva International will attempt to tap into this feeling of imminence by understanding how artists define and explain the status quo in relation to global events. What are we on the verge of? How do artists envisage what is to come and what is to be done?”

Founded in 1977, eva International is an artist-centred biennial of visual art that works with acclaimed guest curators to present innovative exhibitions across the city of Limerick, Ireland. Artists’ projects are selected through an international open call for proposals and exhibitions take place in both gallery and non-gallery spaces. A programme of talks, workshops and events accompanies the exhibitions and provides further opportunities for audiences to engage.

Since being founded, eva International has gained national and international acclaim, and is recognised as Ireland’s preeminent exhibition of visual art. Previous curators include: Angelika Nollert & Yilmaz Dziewior (2009), Hou Hanru (2008), Katerina Gregos (2006), Dan Cameron (2005), Zdenka Badovinac (2004), Apinan Poshyananda (2002), Salah M. Hassan (2001), Rosa Martínez (2000), Guy Tortosa (1996), Jan Hoet (1994), Germano Celant (1991), Saskia Bos (1990) and Rudi Fuchs (1985).

Woodrow Kernohan, Director of eva International said: “eva International is delighted that Annie Fletcher will be the Curator for the 35th edition of Ireland’s biennial of visual art in 2012. We are looking forward to working with her and the selected artists to create an exciting programme of exhibitions and associated events that will animate the city and forge links across Limerick and beyond.”

About Annie Fletcher
Annie Fletcher is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Recent presentations include solo exhibitions or projects with Jo Baer, Jutta Koether, Cerith Wynn Evans, Deimantas Narkevicius, Minerva Cuevas and the long term project, “Be(com)ing Dutch” with Charles Esche (2006–2009). She was co-founder and co-director of the rolling platform “If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution” with Frederique Bergholtz (2005–2010), and Co-Curator of Cork Caucus with Charles Esche and Art / not art (2005). As a writer she has recently contributed to various magazines including “Afterall” and “Metropolis M”, and is currently on the editorial board of “A Prior” magazine.

eva International 2012 is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Council, Limerick City Gallery of Art and is in partnership with the Van Abbemuseum and Visual Artists Ireland. –

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