First exhibitions of the Parallel Platform announced

By 23/02/2018 News

Following our previous EU co-operation project Flaneur – New Urban Narratives in 2016, PhotoIreland Foundation (participating as PhotoIreland Festival) has been invited for the second time by Procur.arte to join their next ambitious project: PARALLEL – European Photo Based Platform, alongside 17 other European Photography partners. PhotoIreland Foundation has invited emerging artist Mark McGuinness to join the year-long project.

After the launch of the platform in Lisbon last November 2017, the next step for Mark was to join the Curatorship process, taking place in Kaunas, and attended by all the emerging artists and emerging curators. During this stage, the artists presented their new project to the exhibiting members and curators, working with them in planning the exhibitions to be programmed throughout 2018 across Europe. In addition to these shows, the culmination and fruit of all this work will be presented at the next Intersection, during Organ Vida International Photography Festival, in Zagreb, in September 2018.

We share our congratulations to Mark, who will exhibit his new project in QUAD, Derby, from 20th April, alongside Andrej Lamut, Sofia Okkonen, Charlotte Mano, Glorija Lizde, Ramona Guntert, and Toms Harjo, curated by Nikki Omes. We are also happy to announce that PhotoIreland Foundation will be an exhibiting member in 2018.

So you can plan your holidays well ahead, here is the full list of PARALLEL Exhibitions in 2018:

  • April 18th at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre, Budapest, Hungary
    Emanuel Cederqvist, Morten Barker, and Philipp Meuser. Curated by Gintarè Krasuckaitė.
  • April 20th at QUAD, Derby, UK
    Andrej Lamut, Sofia Okkonen, Charlotte Mano, Glorija Lizde, Mark McGuinness, Ramona Guntert, and Toms Harjo. Curated by Nikki Omes.
  • May 18th at Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
    Josèphine Desmenez, Livia Sperandio, Nita Vera, and Philipp Meuser. Curated by Maria Faarinen.
  • June 7th at the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Germany
    Ramona Guntert, Sarunas Kvietkus, and Joshua Phillips. Curated by Téo Pitella.
  • Jun 21st at Fotofestiwal, Łódź, Poland
    Nuno Barroso, Emanuel Cederqvist, Ida Nissen, Joshua Phillips, Morten Barker, and Thomas Wynne. Curated by Bruno Humberto.
  • September 14th at Landskrona Foto, Landskrona, Sweden
    Jacopo Tomassini, Antonina Gugala, Joshua Phillips, Laura Ramo, Milan Racmolnar, Pedro Koch, and Ramona Guntert. Curated by Emese Mucsi.

The 18 partners of PARALLEL – European Photo Based Platform are:
Procur.arte (Lisbon, Portugal)
Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (Guimarães, Portugal)
ISSP (Riga, Latvia)
Le Chateau d’Eau (Toulouse, France)
Triennale der Photographie Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
FORMAT Festival – Derby QUAD (Derby, UK)
Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, Finland)
Fondazione Fotografia Modena (Modena, Italy)
Foto Festiwal – Foundation of Visual Education (Lodz, Poland)
Galleri Image (Aarhus, Denmark)
KATALOG Magazine (Kerteminde, Denmark)
Landskrona Foto (Landskrona, Sweden)
Kaunas Photography Gallery (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Maribor Art Gallery (Maribor, Slovenia)
Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi (Charleroi, Belgium)
Organ Vida (Zagreb, Croatia)
Capa Center (Budapest, Hungary)
PhotoIreland Festival (Dublin, Ireland)

Watch this space for progress updates regarding the Parallel platform, and for information on a soon-to-come Open Call!

Image: Eduardo Amaro Silveira

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme EU