Ep. 49: Eoin Dara

“The best artists working now are those that are asking difficult questions.”

Eoin Dara is an art curator who has been based at The MAC Belfast since its opening in 2012.  But big changes are afoot, as Eoin is about to move to Scotland to take up the role of Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Before he heads off, I caught up with Eoin to find out more about his time at The MAC, including his curation of the work of Felix Gonzales-Torres in the exhibition ‘This Place’.

Eoin shares some other highlights of working in Belfast including a stint as a director of Catalyst Arts, setting up home-gallery Satis House, and establishing the curator collective Household Belfast.

We also talk about accessibility in the gallery and the role of art in public. And to finish we take a quick trip into teenage Eoin’s CD collection!

Good luck in Dundee Eoin!

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