Gerard Byrne works primarily in film and photography, which he presents as ambitious large-scale installations, to question how images are constructed, transmitted and mediated. Influenced by literature and theatre, Byrne's work consistently references a range of sources, from popular magazines of the recent past to iconic modernist playwrights like Brecht, Beckett, and Sartre.
Gerard Byrne represented Ireland at the 2007 Venice Biennial and Lyon Biennial. In 2008 he represented Ireland at the Sydney Biennial, the Gwangju Biennial and the Turin Triennial. Recent exhibitions include ‘You have been there’ at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, at the 54th Venice Biennial, Through the eyes: Gerard Byrne at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Performa 11, New York, a solo show at Centre d’edition contemporaine, Geneva, Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven at Bureau for Open Culture, Ohio, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK, Renaissance Society, Chicago, Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, and the Glasgow International Festival of Art.
He lives and works in Dublin.
Exhibitions with Green on Red
- One year, six months, two weeks and four days ago, 25 Mar - 25 Apr 2009
- Hommes a Femmes (Michel Debrane), 12 Nov - 23 Dec 2004
- In the News , 07 Feb - 09 Mar 2002
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- Gerard Byrne
- A Thing is a Hole in a Thing it is Not (2010)
- Five-channel HD video projection, sound, custom projection shutters, dimensions variable.
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