The Context Gallery has established a reputation as one of the most vital venues for the presentation, promotion and dissemination of contemporary art in the north of Ireland. In 2009, the Context Gallery moved back to its former site in a newly renovated space in the heart of Derry, restarting a rigorous exhibition program and challenging off-site projects.
This autumn, the Context Gallery is launching an annual International Curatorial Residency Program. This ambitious and innovative project consists of a series of field trips over a six-month period and an exhibition to be developed during the following year. Therefore, it offers an opportunity for a talented, dynamic emerging curator to research contemporary art produced in Northern Ireland and the North West of Ireland, as well as to establish a network within the local contemporary art scene.
The Context Gallery is proud to announce that Miguel Amado, a curator and critic based in Lisbon and New York, is the first recipient of its International Curatorial Residency Program. The selection committee was highly impressed with the quality of his curatorial practice and writing and is very excited about the potential that his input could realise in the framework of the Context Gallery's mission.
Miguel Amado is a graduate of the MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London. He has worked with Portuguese institutions such as the Museu Coleccão Berardo, Fundacão PLMJ, Centro de Artes Visuais, Museu da Cidade and Fundacão Calouste Gulbenkian. He was also Curatorial Fellow at Rhizome at the New Museum and Curator-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York.
The Context Gallery is a non-profit institution that receives the generous support of the Arts Council of
Northern Ireland, the National Lottery, the Derry City Council as well as grants from various foundations. The International Curatorial Residency Program is funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Context Gallery is also extremely grateful to the support of local companies such as Diamond Corrugated, the collegial support of local organisations such as Void, Verbal Arts Centre, Playhouse
and the Nerve Centre, and to individuals through donations, ambassadorial support and volunteering.
5-7 Artillery Street
Derry BT48 6RG
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