Matt Packer (Working with Curators / Internationally / Biennials)

Matt Packer is the Director / CEO of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. Previous roles include Director, CCA Centre For Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry (2014 – 2017); Associate Director, Treignac Projet (2013-2016); Curator of Exhibitions & Projects, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork (2008 – 2013). In an independent capacity, he curated numerous exhibitions and projects, including: They Call Us The Screamers, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2017); and Disappearing Acts, Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (2015) (with Arne Skaug Olsen). He was part of the selection committee for the British representation at the Venice Biennale 2017 and is an advisor on the What Could / Should Curating Do? educational programme in Belgrade. He is co-founder of Occasional Groundworks – a network partnership of EVA International, GIBCA (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art ), and LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival) – that is rethinking the smaller-scale biennial model within the regional European context. He also contributes a regular column on themes of internationalism for VAN (Visual Artists’ News Sheet) and has previously written for magazines including Frieze, Kaleidoscope, and Concreta.


Area of Expertise

– Working with curators
– Working with institutions, including biennials and festivals
– Curatorial and Institutional Development
– Working internationally


Matt Packer is taking part in Specialist Clinics on Tuesday 5th October

Please Note:
VAI members attending Get Together 2021 can book up to 3 Speed Curating Sessions and 2 Clinics only. If you book more than this we will need to call you to cancel the extra bookings. Please do not over book as this will lead to delays for other artists and may result in other artists missing their chance to book when they are viewing.

A Get Together General Admission ticket is needed to attend Speed Curating and Specialist Clinics. If you do not book your General Admission ticket your Speed Curating and Clinic Bookings will not be valid.  

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