Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Sponsor: Irish Museum of Modern Art
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University.
Evan Garza is a Washington, DC-based curator, writer, and the co-curator and Artistic Director of the 2021 Texas Biennial. He is 2021 visiting faculty in the MFA in Visual Arts program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and was a graduate visiting critic in fall 2020 at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts). As a 2021-2022 Fulbright Scholar at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin, his research will focus on artists from art historically underrepresented communities, both in Ireland and globally, through digital interpretation, public programs, and collecting strategies which emphasize equity and art historical parallels between contemporary global movements for racial and social justice and the history of Irish protest and civil unrest. In addition to working with artists and the IMMA Collection, Garza will also enjoy a research partnership with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin.