Eoin Dara is a curator based in Belfast and Dundee. He was recently appointed Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). In his previous position as Curator at the MAC Belfast, Eoin has staged major exhibition projects such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres: This Place, the largest presentation of the artist’s work in Ireland to date. He has also worked on commissioning projects from artists such as Barbara Knezevic, Liam Crichton, Mariah Garnett, Stuart Brisley, Kara Walker and Johanna Billing, as well as delivered exhibitions of work by David Hockney, Peter Doig, Andy Warhol, Sophie Calle and Robert Therrien.
A former student of University of Edinburgh, Eoin studied Art History and English Literature and is an alumnus of the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive programme. He was previously a director of Catalyst Arts, and continues to work independently as one fifth of the Household curatorial collective, organising projects that encourage people to reconsider how they view and interact with art in city spaces. He has delivered lectures, talks, and contributed to panel discussions at the invitation of institutions such as Tate, University of Ulster, Manchester School of Art, Liverpool John Moores University, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and regularly organises public programmes of talks, performances, and screenings developing discourse around contemporary curatorial and artistic practice.