Glasgow International

Gi2020 Selection Panel Announced

by Richard Parry, June 10th, 2019

For Gi2018, Glasgow International made the change to bring in an external panel to select the Across the City programme. We are delighted to announce the panellists joining the Gi curatorial team for the selection of applications from the Gi2020 open call will be Eoin Dara, Hanne Mugaas and Alberta Whittle.

Eoin Dara is an Irish curator based in Scotland working as Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Recent and upcoming curatorial work includes new commissions and publishing projects with artists Eve Fowler, Lorna Macintyre, Margaret Salmon and Patrick Staff, and writers Sophie Collins, Quinn Latimer, Litia Perta and Isabel Waidner. In his previous position as Curator at the MAC in Belfast, Eoin staged major exhibitions such as ‘Felix Gonzalez-Torres: This Place’, the largest presentation of the artist’s work in Ireland to date, alongside working on new commissions by artists such as Mariah Garnett, Stuart Brisley, Kara Walker and Johanna Billing. A former student of University of Edinburgh, Eoin is also an alumnus of the ICI Curatorial Intensive programme. He was previously a director of Catalyst Arts, and continues to work independently as one fifth of the Household curatorial collective, organising projects that encourage people to reconsider how they view and interact with art in city spaces.

Hanne Mugaas is the director and curator of Kunsthall Stavanger, which she helped found in 2013 and has since undertaken exhibitions by amongst others Judith Bernstein, Kiki Kogelnik, Amanda Ross-Ho, Torbjørn Rødland, and Nicolas Party. Mugaas formerly ran the gallery Art Since the Summer of ’69 in New York, and has been involved in exhibitions and projects including at the Guggenheim and MoMA.

Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher and curator. She is a Research Associate at The University of Johnnesburg. She was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar in 2018 and is the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018/9. Her creative practice is motivated by the desire to work collectively towards radical self-love. Inspired by diasporic conversations, Alberta considers radical self-love and collective care key methods in battling anti-blackness. Her practice involves choreographing interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces. Alberta has exhibited and performed in various solo and group shows, including at GoMA, Glasgow (2019), Pig Rock Bothy at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 13th Havana Biennale, Cuba, The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh (2019), The Showroom, London (2018), National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (2018), RAW Material, Dakar (2018), FADA Gallery, Johannesburg (2018), the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg (2017), FRAMER FRAMED, Amsterdam (2015), Goethe On Main, Johannesburg (2015), at the Johannesburg Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015), and BOZAR, Brussels (2014), amongst others. The Contemporary Art Research Collection at Edinburgh College of Art recently purchased several of her digital collage prints. Over 2019, Alberta will be showing her work at Studio Salgado (Sao Paolo, Brazil), displaced at The Travelling Gallery (various locations Scotland), ‘Business as Usual’ at The Tyburn Gallery (London), ‘How flexible can we make the mouth’ at the DCA (Dundee) and ‘Without Tides, an invitation’ at Edinburgh Printmakers (Edinburgh). Alberta’s writing has been published in MAP magazine, Visual Culture in Britain, Visual Studies, Art South Africa and Critical Arts Academic Journal.

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