2024 International Curator Residency Award Recipients Announced

12 December, 2023

FSAS is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2024 International Curator Residency Award are: Danny Bracken, Cale Garrido, Ilari Laamanen, Eszter Lázár and Lorena Moreno Vera.

Each curator will join us in Dublin for a period of up to 4 weeks, during which time they will host a conversation which is free and open to attend. Stay in touch and sign up to our newsletter to find out more information throughout the year.


Danny Bracken is an artist, musician, and creative producer, currently working as Director of Exhibitions at the Mattress Factory, an artist-founded and artist-centered museum, international residency programme and renowned producer of art in Pittsburgh, US. He has performed extensively throughout the world, composed music for Sundance Film Festival projects, and exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the US. Recently, his work has shifted into the curatorial field, with a focus on site-specific installation, multidisciplinary practices, and artistic exchange.

Cale Garrido is a Spanish independent author, curator, and photo editor with a focus on contemporary photography. Based in Hamburg, she collaborates internationally with artists, collectives, art institutions, festivals, and galleries. She was a curatorial team member at the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg in 2022 and the RAW Photo Triennale Worpswede in 2023. Working on exhibitions and publications, Cale’s main interest lies in addressing social and ecological issues. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover.

Ilari Laamanen is an independent curator currently based in Helsinki. Through his interdisciplinary projects he explores, questions and expands modes of communication and perception in a technologically driven world. Curated exhibitions include Trance, the main exhibition of the 7th Tallinn Photomonth contemporary art Biennial in Tallinn, Estonia 2023 and Alienation, the 9th Momentum Biennial in Moss, Norway in 2017. He worked as the Director of Programs at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York (2013–2020), where he cofounded the MOBIUS Fellowship Program and edited four publications, such as Crossroads – New Views on Art and Environment (2019).

Eszter Lázár is a curator and associate professor based in Budapest. She holds a PhD in cultural studies. In addition to teaching in the Department of Art Theory & Curatorial Studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, she curates exhibitions and collaborates on projects (e.g. Residency Under Investigation at, Bratislava, 2017; The Blue Room with artist duo Tehnica Schweiz, 2019). She was a researcher in the Film Section of the international RomArchive project. She joined the curatorial team of the OFF-Biennale Budapest in 2019 and with the collective, she took part in the Documenta15 in 2022. She has been a senior researcher in the EU4ART_differences.

Lorena Moreno Vera is an independent curator and writer living and working between Mexico City and Vienna. MA in Critical Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her work explores alternative narratives through sonorous and visual phenomena.

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