40th EVA International presents its opening program

40th EVA International

August 31–October 29, 2023

EVA is delighted to announce the opening programme for the 40th EVA International—Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. All exhibitions and events are free to attend but capacity for some events is limited.

Exhibitions preview
August 31, from 12pm, all venues open

Official launch
August 31, 5pm, Limerick City Gallery of Art, followed by drinks reception at Gardens International, Limerick

Live music programme—EVA + Féile Na Gréine: Siren Song (Antonina Nowacka, bela, and E The Artist)*
August 31, 8pm–late, Record Room, Limerick

In conversation—James Bridle and Sebastian Cichocki*
September 1, 6.30pm, Belltable, Limerick

Live performance—Sharon Phelan, Citizens Untitled: A Speech Act*
September 1, 8pm, Record Room, Limerick

Live music programme—EVA + Féile Na Gréine: Siren Song (Katie G O’Neill, Roibí​, Princ€ss, and Belacqua)*
September 1, 9pm–late, Record Room, Limerick

Screenings—Bryony Dunne, Jeamin Cha, Jumana Manna, Jessica Sarah Rinland, and Frank Sweeney*
September 1–3, Belltable, Limerick

*Booking is required via eva.ie.

About the 40th EVA International
The 40th edition features historical, recent and newly commissioned artworks by 50+ Irish and international artists in exhibitions, events and performances across seventeen sites in Limerick city. It includes a ‘Guest Programme’ curated by Sebastian Cichocki titled The Gleaners Society, presented alongside new artist commissions as part of EVA’s ‘Platform Commissions’ and ‘Partnership Project’ initiatives.

The Gleaners Society (Guest Programme, curated by Sebastian Cichocki)
Artists: Kateryna Aliinyk, Orla Barry, Robert Barry, Kian Benson Bailes, bela, 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, ikkibawiKrrr, 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, My-Musical Collective and Pidsoma Shelter, Peter Nadin & Natsuko Uchino & Aimée Toledano, Antonina Nowacka, OHO, 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, Seoidín O’Sullivan, Iza Tarasewicz, Thomond Primary School Gardening Club in collaboration with Deirdre O’Mahony and Hometree, Dominika Trapp, Natsuko Uchino, and Lala Merdith-Vula.

Platform Commissions/Partnership Projects
Artists: Sarah Durcan, Phillip McCrilly, Sharon Phelan, Frank Sweeney, Cliodhna Timoney, and Amna Walayat (selected by Emily Jacir and Pádraic E. Moore), and Bea McMahon.

For a curatorial statement on the 40th EVA International, please click here.

Plan your visit
Please note that the 40th EVA International is a multi venue programme with varying operating hours across individual venues, sites, and spaces. Please check eva.ie before planning your visit or email info@eva.ie with any questions or queries.

Photo credit: Bea McMahon, Another Shot at Love, 2023.