eva International, Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, announces that Bassam El Baroni has been appointed as Curator of the 36th edition of eva International in 2014.

Bassam El Baroni. Photo: Goldsmiths, University of London

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 El Baroni’s other exhibitions and projects include: When it Stops Dripping from the Ceiling (An Exhibition That Thinks About Edification), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2012); Trapped in Amber (with Helga-Marie Nordby), UKS, Oslo (2009); the online collaboration The ARPANET Dialogues (with Nav Haq and Jeremy Beaudry, 2010-Present); the publication Fifteen Ways to Leave Badiou (2011). Currently he is co-curating (with Anne Szefer Karlsen and Eva González-Sancho) the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway, that will open in September 2013. He has contributed texts to a variety of publications and has delivered papers at a wide range of conferences and symposia including Museums Beyond The Crises – CIMAM Annual Conference, SALT, Istanbul (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Cairo Seminar (2012); and The Human Snapshot, Luma Foundation, Arles (2011).

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.