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MAC International
2018

MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC, with a prize of £20,000 awarded to the artist deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition. MAC International will run from 9 November 2018 - 31 March 2019.


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Date: 9 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Time: 10am - 6pm, 7 days a week
Price: Free admission

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Meet the Judges

Hugh Mulholland

Hugh Mulholland is Senior Curator at the MAC, Belfast. He was previously Director, the third space gallery, Belfast (2006-2012) and Director of Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (1997-2006) and was founding Director of Context Gallery Derry, (now CCA) (1992-1997). Mulholland has also worked as an independent curator and was Commissioner of Northern Ireland’s first presentation at the Venice Biennale in 2005 with a group exhibition titled ‘The Nature of Things’, he also curated Northern Ireland’s following exhibition at the Biennale in 2007 with a solo show of work by Willie Doherty. He was also curator for Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2006 & 2007 as well as curating exhibitions internationally in Berlin, Istanbul and Italy. He has held the position of Senior Curator of the MAC since 2012 where he has curated exhibitions with artists including; Johanna Billing, Peter Doig, Stuart Brisley, Lothar Gotz, Kara Walker, Peter Liversidge, Keith Wilson and David Hockney as well as numerous group exhibitions.

Anne Barlow

Anne Barlow is Artistic Director of Tate St Ives. She was previously Director of Art in General, New York (2007-2016), Curator of Education and Media Programs at the New Museum (1999-2006) New York, and Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Glasgow Museums, Scotland (1994-1999). In her curatorial roles in the UK and US, Barlow has overseen museum collections and displays, new commissions, artist residencies and public programmes, and numerous institutional collaborations. She has initiated award-winning programmes including Museum as Hub (New Museum) and the What Now? symposium (Art in General), and curated exhibitions with artists including Dineo Seshee Bopape, Donna Huanca, Adelita Husni-Bey, Marwa Arsanios, Basim Magdy, Jill Magid, Shezad Dawood and Surasi Kusolwong. Barlow has published with institutions including the New Museum, Henry Moore Institute, Liverpool University Press/Tate Gallery Liverpool, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and the Sharjah Art Foundation. She was Curator of the 5th Bucharest Biennale (2012), Co-Curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), and a guest project curator for The Jerusalem Show VII (2014) and the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Georgia (2015).

Başak Şenova

Başak Şenova is a curator and designer. She studied Literature and Graphic Design (MFA in Graphic Design and Ph.D. in Art, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University) and attended the 7th Curatorial Training Programme of Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam. She is a founding member of NOMAD, as well as the organizer of "Upgrade!Istanbul" and "ctrl_alt_del" sound art project. As an assistant professor, she lectured in various universities in Turkey and in 2017 she was the resident fellow at the University of the Arts, Helsinki in co-operation with HIAP. Şenova has been writing on art, technology and media, initiating and developing projects and curating exhibitions since 1995. She is one of the editorial correspondents of ibraaz.org and Turkish correspondent of Flash Art International. She curated Zorlu Center Collection for two years (2011-2012) by also acting as the editor of its publications. Senova is an advisory board member of the Istanbul Biennial and a member of the International Biennial Association’s (IBA) editorial board.

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