EVA International is Ireland's Biennial of Contemporary Art. Every two years EVA International works with guest curators to create a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events that engage with the people and city of Limerick, Ireland.
EVA International aims to lead and champion the production, curation, commissioning and exhibiting of contemporary art in Limerick and Ireland, supporting the creation of new work by Irish and international artists. Through this EVA aims to strengthen its relationship with existing audiences and develop and discover new audiences, through engagement with works of art, exhibition platforms, participation and education projects.
Since its foundation in 1977, EVA International has worked with some of the world's leading artists and curators, bringing outstanding exhibitions and international audiences to the west coast of Ireland. Artists' projects are selected through an international open and invited call for proposals and exhibitions take place in both gallery and non-gallery spaces.
EVA International has previously been curated by: Koyo Kouoh (2016), Bassam El Baroni (2014), Annie Fletcher (2012), Elizabeth Hatz (2010), Angelika Nollert & Yilmaz Dziewior (2009), Hou Hanru (2008), Klaus Ottmann (2007), Katerina Gregos (2006), Dan Cameron (2005), Zdenka Badovinac (2004), Virginia Pérez Ratton (2003), Apinan Poshyananda (2002), Salah M. Hassan (2001), Rosa Martínez (2000), Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn (1999), Paul M. O'Reilly (1998), Guy Tortosa (1996), María de Corral (1995), Jan Hoet (1994), Gloria Moure (1993), Lars Nittve (1992), Germano Celant (1991), Saskia Bos (1990), Florent Bex & Alexander Roshin (1988), Ida Panicelli (1987), Nabuo Nakamura (1986), Rudi Fuchs (1985), Peter Fuller (1984), Liesbeth Brandt Corstius (1982), Pierre Restany (1981), Brian O'Doherty (1980), Sandy Nairne (1979), Adrian Hall, Charles Harper, Theo Mcnab, Cóilín Murray (1978) Barrie Cooke, John Kelly, Brian King (1977).
EVA International is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City and County Council, LIT, Limerick School of Art & Design and works in close partnership with Limerick City Gallery of Art.
The 38th edition of EVA International in 2018 will be curated by Inti Guerrero.