Woodrow Kernohan (b. Belfast, N. Ireland, 1975) is currently Director / CEO of EVA International – Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art in Limerick City. Prior to EVA International, Woodrow was a Director of photography festival Brighton Photo Fringe, Director of experimental exhibition space Permanent Gallery, and Exhibitions Curator at restoration project The Regency Town House, all in Brighton & Hove, UK. Since joining EVA International, Woodrow has overseen the relaunching and development of the organisation from being an annual exhibition to becoming a Biennial.
In 2012 he worked with guest curator Annie Fletcher for EVA International – After the Future that included 42 Irish and international artists, and in 2014 he worked with guest curator Bassam El Baroni for AGITATIONISM that included 56 artists as part of Limerick National City of Culture 2014. With Permanent Gallery and The Regency Town House, he created projects with over 200 artists between 2004–11 and with Brighton Photo Fringe he coordinated city-wide biennial festivals with over 80 exhibitions in 2008 and over 130 exhibitions in 2010. Woodrow studied Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art, Critical Fine Art Practice at the University of Brighton, and Artists Film, Video and Photography at University of the Creative Arts, Maidstone. He is a member of IBA, International Biennial Association and IKT, International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.
*Image: Photographer Deirdre Power