EVA International is seeking a new Director who, building on the success achieved by outgoing Director Woodrow Kernohan, will lead and significantly grow the scale and ambition of Ireland’s Biennial. This is a unique opportunity to make a major contribution to the development and vision of a leading international contemporary art exhibition as it moves into its 40th year.
EVA International is Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art. Every two years EVA works with guest curators to create a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events that engages with the people and city of Limerick. Since being founded in 1977, EVA has worked with 2,098 artists and 41 curators from around the world, bringing innovative exhibitions and international audiences to the west of Ireland.
EVA International leads and champions the curation, commissioning, production and exhibiting of contemporary art by Irish and international artists in Limerick. Currently working towards the 2018 and 2020 editions of the biennial, EVA aims to strengthen its resources, to grow new audiences and to make EVA a vital event on the national and international art calendar.
Artists’ projects are selected through an international open and invited call for proposals and exhibitions take place in galleries, museums, private and public spaces across Limerick City. A programme of talks, workshops and events accompanies the exhibitions and provides further opportunities for audiences to engage and participate. The Young EVA programme fosters and develops younger audiences, encouraging engagement with and understanding of contemporary art. The 2018 edition of EVA International will be curated by Inti Guerrero (Bogotá/Hong Kong) and will take place from April 14 to 18 July 18, 2018.
EVA International is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City and County Council Arts Office, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick Institute of Technology and works in close partnership with Limerick City Gallery of Art. EVA International also has a very vibrant network of collaborations and partnerships, working with many organizations across Limerick, Ireland and internationally.
The new Director will have overall responsibility for all aspects of EVA International’s work, including biennial programmes, finances, operations, communications, fundraising, and representing the organization in diverse local, national and international contexts.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12pm (GMT).