Koyo Kouoh Top Curator of 2016
Friday 16th December, 2016
Congratualtions to our 2016 curator, who has been listed by Artsy as one of the most influential curators of 2016 for her 'powerful' edition of EVA.
It's that time of year when we take stock of the year just gone and compile our lists of top fives. Artsy.net have done an incredible job of bringing the year in art into an easily digestible form. Their data informed 'top 10 moments in art in 2016 and its influential players' notes Koyo Kouoh among the top curators of 2016.
Arsty pointed to her edition of EVA as one of the defining achievements of her year, alongside RAW Material Company and 1:54 Art Fair, "...this year was an especially notable one for the Dakar-based curator. Kouoh not only maintained the thoughtful, community-engaged program of Dakar’s RAW Material Company, the cultural center that she founded, but also organized 2016’s powerful edition of the biennial EVA International in Ireland, “Still (the) Barbarians,” as well as a vital program of talks among art-world thought leaders at 1:54 African Art Fair. For “Still (the) Barbarians,” Kouoh connected her deep knowledge of diasporic practices to Ireland’s own cultural and political history, which this year celebrated 100 years since the Easter Rising, a significant episode in Ireland’s struggle for freedom from British rule. By drawing artists such as Kemang Wa Lehulere, Alice Maher, Liam Gillick, and Võ Trân Châu together, she presented a rich landscape of practices that explore colonialism’s continued effects on systemic racism, international politics, and personal identity." Read the article in full here.
We would like to congratulate Koyo Kouoh on her achievements this year and we are delighted her incredible and tireless spirit she brough to Limerick is being acknowledged further afield.
Image: Koyo Kouoh pictured at EVA International opening party 2016. Photo by Oisin McHugh/FusionShooters.