Open Call For Proposals : eva International - Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick City, Ireland

eva International - May 19 - August 12, 2012 : Curated by Annie Fletcher Deadline : January 31, 2012 // Application Fee : 20 - 30 Euro

eva International (formerly ev+a) would like to announce that the 2012 biennial will be curated by Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum. An international open call for proposals with the deadline for submissions : January 31, 2012.

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 recognized 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).

Annie Fletcher is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam. 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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