Emerging Curator announced for January 2024

Ria Czerniak-LeBov

Ria Czerniak-LeBov is an artist, writer and curator based in Dublin. She recently completed her MA Art in the Contemporary World at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, where she is also an assistant lecturer. Ria is a full-time member of Graphic Studio Dublin, since receiving their graduate award in 2016. Her writing and curatorial practices focus on contemporary printmaking, collaborative print practice, technology and value systems. Her paper Irish Printmakers in the Age of Digital Reproduction was selected and published by IMPACT International Print Conference (Bristol, UK) in 2022 and led to Ria’s curatorial debut Oscillation (Graphic Studio Gallery) in 2023. Her work has been exhibited widely including RHA, RUA, National Botanic Gardens, SO Fine Art Editions, Trinity College Dublin and OPW. As a writer, she has been featured in Printmaking Today, Pressing Matters and The Honest Ulsterman.

Black Church Emerging Curator Award

Black Church Print Studio Emerging Curator Award includes:

  • A curatorial fee.
  • A three week exhibition slot at The Library Project with an additional week for installation/take down in January 2024.
  • Accompanying events specific to the exhibition.
  • Creative autonomy (but the award stipulates inclusion of BCPS artists).
  • Equitable payments for artists.
  • Professionally designed graphics, invite and documentation.
  • Technical installation support.
  • Invigilation of exhibition.
Ria Czerniak-LeBov Emerging Curator for 2024

Ria Czerniak-LeBov, current recipient of the Black Church Print Studio, Emerging Curator Award. Image Credit, Mark Hill.


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