° 1969, Dublin (IR) – lives and works in Dublin (IR)
Gerard Byrne is a visual artist working with photographic, video and live art. He is renowned for his films, which revisit historic moments and conversations, ranging from an interview with philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre to science fiction writers Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov discussing the future. His work has also featured articles from Playboy magazine and explorations of the way we build our understanding of the present through reconstruction of the past via subjects as varied as the Loch Ness monster, the location of a Samuel Beckett play, or the history of Minimalist art.
Gerard Byrne – Case Study Loch Ness (Some possibilities and problems), Pink Wave Hunter, 2001-2011
Gerard Byrne – Loch Ness, non-site, installation view at Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm in 2011
Gerard Byrne – Images or Shadows of Divine Things, 1984_09_09, 2006
Gerard Byrne – Images or Shadows of Divine Things 1984_16_19, 2006
Byrne’s Solo exhibitions include: Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen; Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; IMMA, Dublin; Milton Keynes Gallery; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; ICA Boston and the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Group Exhibtions include P.S.1 Center, New York; Tramway, Glasgow; Whitney Museum of American Art.
Byrne was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Award in 2006 and in 2007 represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. Other major presentations of his work at international biennials include dOCUMENTA, Kassel, 2012; Performa, New York and the 54th Venice Biennale. His work is included in public collections including Tate, London; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; FRAC Nord Pas-de-Calais and Pays de Loire; Arts Council of Ireland.
Gerard Byrne is represented by the following galleries;
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You can also view more work of Gerard Byrne on his own website.