EVA International 2018 artist list announced 56 new artists

EVA International 2018 Artist List

EVA International 2018 artist list announced 56 new artists

EVA International 2018 artist list announced, with its starting point from the painting Night Candles are Burnt Out (1927) by Irish artist Seán Keating. The painting presents an allegory of the Irish psyche at the advent of the construction of Ardnacrusha, a hydroelectric dam, built that same year on the border of County Limerick.

Ardnacrusha was a symbol of early twentieth-century engineering, which accelerated the Irish economy and radically shifted the society of the new state. Keating’s painting depicts a host of characters set against the backdrop of the construction site, whose lives are set to change by the dawning of a new era of technological progress.

Included in the exhibition, ‘Night Candles are Burnt Out’ takes part in the dialogue of contemporary and historical artworks addressing narratives on nationhood, electricity, and the metaphors of power. Rather than a monolithic thematic exhibition, the biennial exhibition proposes itself as a kaleidoscope of essayistic, retinal and bodily narratives of artistic presentation, featuring: new commissions by Malala Andrialavidrazana (Madagascar/France), Sam Keogh (Ireland), and John Rainey (N. Ireland); large-scale installations by John Gerrard (Ireland/Austria) and Sanja Iveković (Croatia); works by modernist visionaries of the 1930s Mainie Jellett (Ireland) and Eileen Gray (Ireland/France); and the experimental approaches of artists from the late twentieth century, including Bruce Conner (USA) andLocky Morris (Ireland/N. Ireland). The generational scope follows a proposition by curator Inti Guerrero of thinking the biennial as a ‘temporary museum’ where the past is reframed to enable a critical perspective on the present.

The 38th EVA International has no title, breaking with a tradition of the biennial that dates back to 1990. This decision, taken by Guerrero is designed to emphasize the word ‘International’ that is central to EVA’s identity. Guerrero explains, “in our current state of nationalisms, hard-borders, protectionism and a complete change of course in humanity, where the liberal belief of a ‘never again’ seems to be dismantling, the word ‘International’ suddenly carries an important weight worth embracing. Since its foundation in 1977 in Limerick, EVA has been a forerunner in understanding the world through art in a transnational, transcultural, international dialogue, presenting its contradictions, anxieties, and possibilities.” 

The EVA International 2018 artist list includes the work of 56 artists/collectives. 32% of artists/collectives are from Ireland and 38 artists are from 27 other countries including The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Yugoslavia, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Iran, Egypt, Nicaragua, Chile, Nigeria, UK, Italy, Madagascar, South Korea, Lebanon, Venezuela, Panama, France, Thailand, Croatia, Colombia, South Africa, Cuba, Indonesia, USA, and Japan.

The 38th EVA International includes the work of seven past EVA participants: John Gerrard (2001, 2003), Rita Duffy (1999, 2001), Julie Merriman (2003), Isabel Nolan (1998, 2012), Sanja Iveković (2012), and Sam Keogh (2012).

EVA International 2018 artist list below contains the 56 artists who will participate in the 2018 edition: 

Inji Aflatoun

  1. 1924 – d. 1989 Egypt

 

Peju Alatise

  1. 1975 Nigeria

 

Malala Andrialavidrazana

b.1971 Madagascar/France

 

Alexander Apóstol

  1. 1969 Venezuela/Spain

 

Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

  1. 2015 Ireland

 

Jaime Ávila

  1. 1968 Colombia

 

Akiq AW

b.1976 Indonesia

 

Patricia Belli

  1. 1964 Nicaragua

 

Colin Booth

  1. 1951 UK

 

Lee Bul

b.1964 South Korea

 

José Castrellón

  1. 1980 Panama

 

Viriya Chotpanyavisut

  1. 1982 Thailand

 

Steven Cohen

  1. 1962 South Africa/France

 

Bruce Conner

  1. 1933 – d. 2008 USA

 

Juan Dávila

  1. 1946 Chile/Australia

 

Patrizio di Massimo

  1. 1983 Italy/UK

 

Roy Dib

  1. 1983 Lebanon

 

Rita Duffy

  1. 1959 N. Ireland

 

Adrian Duncan and Feargal Ward

  1. 1978 Ireland/Germany
  2. 1976 Ireland/Germany

 

John Duncan

  1. 1968 N. Ireland

 

Juan Pablo Echeverri

b.1978 Colombia

 

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

  1. 1977 Colombia/USA

 

John Gerrard

  1. 1974 Ireland/Austria

 

Dominique Gonzalez Foerster

  1. 1965 France/Brazil

 

Alejandro González Iñárritu

b.1963 Mexico/USA

 

Laurent Grasso

  1. 1972 France

 

Eileen Gray

  1. 1878 – d. 1976 Ireland/France

 

Claire Halpin

  1. 1973 Ireland

 

Sanja Iveković

  1. 1949 Croatia

 

Mainie Jellett

  1. 1897 – d. 1944 Ireland

 

Uchechukwu James-Iroha

  1. 1972 Nigeria

 

Seán Keating

  1. 1889 – d. 1977 Ireland

 

Sam Keogh

  1. 1985 Ireland         

 

Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien

  1. 1990 France

 

Napoles Marty

  1. 1982 Cuba/Spain

 

Francis Matthews

  1. 1981 Ireland

 

Julie Merriman

  1. 1963 Ireland

 

Kevin Mooney

  1. 1973 Ireland

 

Locky Morris

  1. 1960 N. Ireland

 

Isabel Nolan

  1. 1974 Ireland

 

Masahito Ono

  1. 1983 Japan/USA     

 

David Pérez Karmadavis

  1. 1976 Dominican Republic

 

John Rainey

  1. 1985 N. Ireland

 

Dan Rees

  1. 1982 UK

 

Marlon T. Riggs

  1. 1957 – d. 1994 USA

 

Sutthirat Supaparinya

  1. 1973 Thailand

 

Beto Shwafaty

  1. 1977 Brazil

 

Mina Talaee

  1. 1985 Iran

 

Jenna Tas

  1. 1933 The Netherlands

 

Darn Thorn

  1. 1975 Ireland

 

Top Lista Nadrealista

  1. 1984 – 1991 Yugoslavia

 

Nicolás Vizcaíno

  1. 1991 Colombia

 

Ian Wieczorek

  1. 1958 UK/Ireland

 

Liu Xiaodong

  1. 1963 China

 

Trevor Yeung

  1. 1988 Hong Kong

 

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