Emer Lynch (Independent)

I am an independent visual art curator based between Ireland and Switzerland. Selected curatorial projects include commissioning of new work in glass by Salvatore of Lucan, Dublin and Biel (upcoming, 2021); performative events with art collective The Enquiry exploring dematerialisation and decentralised audience engagement, AC Institute, NYC (2019); ‘Tables and chairs and other people’, an international group exhibition installed throughout Lynders Mobile Home Park, Resort Revelations II, Fingal CoCo (2016); and visual art spoken word series Foaming at the Mouth, co-curated with Tracy Hanna, Dublin and Amsterdam (2014-2016). I recently wrote for VAN Critique and VAN Column (both 2020).

I hold an MA Visual Arts Practices, Curation (IADT, 2013), and since then obtained institutional and commercial gallery experience, including: Audience & Programme Development, aemi (current); Curatorial Assistant, Collections, IMMA (2017-2020); Artist Liaison, mother’s tankstation (2015-2017); Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Project Arts Centre (2014-2015).


Curator’s Areas of Interest:

My interests include:
– experimental programming
– the role of art amidst climate concerns, and investigating specific materials in contemporary art
– multi-faceted, playful & genre-bending approaches to art-making, curating, research and writing, including performative presentations of traditionally static forms
– testing non-traditional sites and contexts for exhibition and presenting art
– developing ways for audiences to engage with artworks, events and exhibitions




Emer Lynch is taking part in Speed Curating 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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