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The 38th EVA International at IMMA: Talk & Introduction
Friday 6 April 2018, 1,00pm - 2.15pm, Lecture Room/ Project Spaces, IMMA EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of contemporary art proudly presents the 38th EVA International, featuring historical, recent and commissioned works by 56 artists in exhibitions across five venues in Limerick city and an extended programme at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The Project Spaces at IMMA feature works by contemporary artists Roy Dib, Locky Morris, and Marlon T. Riggs that variously explore the politics of communicative transmission
An opening talk with EVA Curator Inti Guerrero will be followed by an informal in-conversation in the Project Spaces between artist Locky Morris and EVA Director / CEO Matt Packer. A tea / coffee reception opens proceedings.
The 38th EVA International at IMMA Project Spaces 6 April – 27 May 2018 Rather than a monolithic thematic exhibition, the biennial exhibition proposes itself as a kaleidoscope of essayistic, retinal and bodily narratives of artistic presentation. The 38th EVA International opens across other venues in Limerick City on 13 April and continues until 8 July 2018. This exhibition in the IMMA Project Spaces will include work by Locky Morris, Marlon Riggs and Roy Dib’s alongside an archive of 19th century vintage prints. For further details visit the EVA website here.
About Speakers EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial is pleased to announce that Inti Guerrero has been appointed as the Curator of the 38th edition of EVA International in 2018. Inti Guerrero (b. 1983 Colombia/Hong Kong) is the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate in London. He was previously Associate Artistic Director and Curator at TEOR/éTica; an non-profit art space founded in 1999 in San José, Costa Rica. He has curated exhibitions at Tate Modern, London, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Para Site, Hong Kong, KADIST, San Francisco and Museo de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro amongst museums and institutions in Europe, Asia and Latin America. His texts have been published in Afterall, Art Nexus, Art Asia Pacific and Manifesta Journal. Guerrero primarily lives and works from Hong Kong.
Locky Morris (b. 1960, Ireland) has exhibited both regionally and internationally since the mid-1980s. Morris’s work touches on a broad range of subjects, from the highly personal and familial, to the political. Renowned for his early work that explicitly dealt with The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Morris has also received acclaim for his quietly powerful and intimate work, infused with a dark wit. Morris has presented solo shows at Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast (2016); mother’s tankstation, Dublin (2010); and Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany (2008); and recent group shows at The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (2017); the Museum for Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2014); and the Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague (2006). In 2016 Morris received the Irish American Cultural Institute’s O’Malley Award for Art.
Matt Packer (b.1978, Carmarthen, Wales) is Director/CEO of EVA International. Previous positions include Director at CCA Derry-Londonderry (2014 – 2017); Curator at Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (2015); Associate Director at Treignac Project, France (2013 – 2016); and Curator of Exhibitions & Projects at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork (2008 – 2013). Alongside these employments, he has also curated numerous independent projects (at Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Chelsea Space, London; Hordaland Art Centre, Norway, among others), as well as contributing numerous texts to magazines and journals including Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Concreta, and Source Photographic Review. He has been a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) since 2009 and was part of the selection committee for the British representation at the Venice Biennale 2017.