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Curator Announced for Ireland's 36th eva International in 2014

Date uploaded: February 11, 2013

eva International 2014
Biennial of Visual Art
Limerick City, Ireland

12 April – 6 July 2014

eva International, Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, has announced that Bassam El Baroni has been appointed as Curator of the 36th edition of eva International, which will take place from 12th April to 6th July 2014.

Bassam El Baroni is a curator and art critic based in Alexandria, Egypt. In 2005 he co-founded the non-profit art space Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), and was its Director until December 2012. In 2010, he was co-curator of Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, and is currently a PhD researcher in the Curatorial/Knowledge program at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Bassam said: “I am very impressed with what eva International has already achieved in its new form as a biennial and I hope to continue building its reputation as an engaging contemporary art project of international significance and local resonance. I also look forward to working with many interesting artists from around the world, across Ireland and of course connecting with the city and county of Limerick.”

eva International is an artist-centred biennial of contemporary art that works with acclaimed international guest curators to present exhibitions and events in Limerick, Ireland. Artists’ projects are selected through an international open call for proposals and the open call for the 2014 biennial will be launched in May 2013.

Woodrow Kernohan, Director of eva International said: “We are delighted that Bassam El Baroni will be the Curator of eva International in 2014 and I am looking forward to developing the project with him during his forthcoming visits to Limerick and his assessment of the artists’ responses to the international open call for proposals.”

The 2012 eva International, entitled After the Future, was curated by Annie Fletcher and was hugely successful attracting over 65,000 visitors across the four venues and multiple outdoor sites in the city. A catalogue with documentation, artists’ profiles, essays and transcripts from After the Future is currently in production and will be launched in May 2013.

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Luc Deleu, Construction X, 1994/2012 Photograph: © Luc Deleu

Luc Deleu, Construction X, 1994/2012 Photograph: © Luc Deleu