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EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art Announces 40th Edition

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Jumana Manna. Foragers. 2022

Jumana Manna. Foragers. 2022. Film still. Image courtesy of the artist

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art has announced the details of its forthcoming 40th edition, which will take place across multiple venues in Limerick city.

Guest Programme: The Gleaners Society
Curated by Sebastian Cichocki, the guest programme of the 40th EVA International is themed ‘The Gleaners Society’. The title refers to the practice of collecting leftover crops following a harvest, which informs the curation of the programme.

Among the participating artists and collectives are Slavs and Tatars and Jumana Manna. See the full list below:

Kateryna Aliinyk
Orla Barry
Robert Barry
Kian Benson Bailes
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
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
Peter Nadin & Natsuko Uchino & Aimée Toledano
Antonina Nowacka
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
Seoidin O’Sullivan
Iza Tarasewicz
Thomond Primary School Gardening Club in collaboration with Deirdre O’Mahony and Hometree
Dominika Trapp
Natsuko Uchino
Lala Merdith-Vula

Platform Commissions
The 40th edition will also feature new works commissioned by EVA through its Platform Commission initiative and selected by Emily Jacir and Pádraic E. Moore. The commissioned artists include: Sarah Durcan, Phillip McCrilly, Sharon Phelan, Frank Sweeney, Cliodhna Timoney, and Amna Walayat.

Bea McMahon presents a new installation that culminates a year-long series of collaborative video and performance works.

Never Look Back
To be launched in Tandem with the biennial’s 40th edition, Never Look Back is a programme of resources, commissios and events that explore EVA’s history in Limerick city since it was established in 1997.

The first of these projects includes a new digital resource designed by An Endless Supply and curatorial commissions by RGKSKSRG and Michele Horrigan that respond to this history.

The 40th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary art runs from 31 August to 29 October.