TULCA Festival of Visual Arts is pleased to announce that the 15th edition will be curated by Matt Packer the new Director of Ireland’s Biennial, EVA International titled They Call Us The Screamers.
Matt Packer (b.1978, Carmarthen, UK) is a curator and writer based in Derry, N.Ireland. He has been Director at CCA Derry-Londonderry since early 2014, overseeing exhibitions and projects with artists such as Ciara Phillips, Hu Yun, Benedict Drew, and Katja Novitskova. Prior roles include Curator of Disappearing Acts / Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (with Arne Skaug Olsen, 2015) and Associate Director at Treignac Project (a large scale project space in rural France), where he curated a three-year arc of exhibitions Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (2016), Mammouth (2014), and O Chair O Flesh (2013), with artists such as Bea McMahon, Megan Rooney, Alan Phelan, Falke Pisano, Ciaran O’Dochartaigh, Melanie Bonajo, Allan Sekula, Francis Upritchard, and many others. From 2008 to 2013 he was Curator of Exhibitions & Projects at Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork. Alongside curatorial work, he has published reviews and articles in magazines and journals (such as Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Concreta, and Source Photographic Review) and has participated in numerous seminars and selection panels (including the selection of Phylida Barlow for the British pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale).