New Curator of Visual Arts Announced

Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce that Sara Greavu will join the team as Curator of Visual Arts from April 2021.

Following the hugely successful programme of Curator Lívia Páldi, which not only made an active reach into Project’s rich history, but brought unique international visions to Dublin, we are delighted to welcome Sara to the team.

Welcoming her appointment, Artistic Director Cian O’Brien said:

Sara has a unique ability to combine deep collaborations with artists and public programming. I am so excited for her to build on the legacy of our previous curators and share her vision for the Visual Arts at Project with our audiences and artists.”

For Project, 2021 will be a year of nimble flexibility with a programme of enquiry, discussion, experimentation, presentation and debate. The learning that emerges from this process in 2021 will shape the future of the organisation for the following five years and Sara will play a key role in shaping this vision, alongside the whole team.

Commenting on her appointment Sara Greavu said:

“I have great admiration for Project and its programme history, and taking up the post of Curator of Visual Arts at this unprecedented time is both challenging and exciting. It will be a privilege to collaborate with the Project team to develop a new programme that will create public space for people to think, discuss and work together. I’m especially looking forward to working closely with artists and others to explore points of connection and alignment within the wider economic, social, and intellectual cultures that shape our current moment.’ 

Sara will take up the post in April 2021.

About Sara:
Sara Greavu is a curator, writer and organiser. She has a particular interest in how art can recognise existing social structures, propose alternative histories and genealogies, and prefigure different social relations. Previous curatorial and development roles include Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, VOID, and Outburst Arts, Belfast; in addition to working independently. Institutional and independent projects have included artists such as Renate Lorenz & Pauline Boudry and Phil Collins, and new commissions by Aideen Doran, Santiago Sierra, and Eimear Walshe, among others. In CCA she initiated the two-year residency programme, Our Neighbourhood, which engaged with local communities of place and communities of interest, alongside artists Sarah Pierce and Sarah Browne. In 2019, in partnership with artist Andrea Francke, she developed Knowledge is Made Here, an alternative pedagogical practice, produced with queer, trans and non-binary young people. It’s not for you we did it, a research project with artist Ciara Phillips, deals with intertwined political and cultural initiatives in Derry in the 1980s and is part of the 39th EVA International 2020-21.

Headshot by Eve Logue

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