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Endless Resistance
Walking sculptures

Elaine Byrne

Lives and works at New York and Dublin

Born 05/09/1970


Elaine Byrne Telephone: 646 370 9007 ( USA tel) +353863212011 ( Ireland) Email: Website: Studios: Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin and Whitney ISP, New York What’s happening now (2014) - Participating in the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York City, (Sep '14 - June ’15) - Winner of 8th International Arte Laguna Sculpture Prize. Finalist exhibited in Arsenale, Venice, Italy (March-April) - Raumplan, Solo show at Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, (Sep – Nov) - Transferiencias, Two-person show at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, (Nov-Dec) - Completed a residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (Jan – Aug) - Participated in the Art and Law Program at Fordham Law School, in association the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics, New York (Jan – May) - Solo performance at Station Independent Projects Gallery, Lower East Side, Manhattan, NYC (July) - Instant Crush, group show at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, (July- Aug) Exhibitions 2012 -2013 - Of the Land, group show Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA, (Nov - Dec ‘13 ) - RAUM, solo show at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, (Jan - Feb ‘13) - Feralis, solo show at Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, (Nov ’12 - Jan ‘13) - Photo Festival, Yeiser Art Centre, USA Group show, (June - Aug ’12) - Selected artist for the Royal Hibernian Academy annual summer show, Dublin, (May ‘12) - Last, Group show at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, (April ’12) Selected Past exhibitions: 2011 - Dreams, Group show, Centre of Fine Art Photography, Collarado, USA (Dec) -- After the Fall, Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, Ireland (Nov) - Oh, Group Show, SIM Reykavik, Iceland, (Oct) - Library Thoughts, Group show at Raday Konyveshaz & Gallery, Budapest, (Aug ) - Memesis - the Irish King of Mexico, solo show at Atrio Cultura Space, Mexico City, (April) - Message to Salinas dvd screening , Artprojx in association with Armory artfair, New York (March) - Message to Salinas, solo show at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, (Jan) - Berlin Reading Room, Berlin, Message to Salinas book selected as part of the ‘11 programme 2010 - Art Basel Miami, Conversations (The Future of Artistic Practice) show of ‘Message to Salinas’ (Dec) - Collective Contemporary Art- Group Curated Show, RDS, Dublin, (Nov) 2009 - Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, (Nov) - They have Eyes, Solo Show, Leinster Gallery, Dublin, curated by Helen Carey (Sep) - Public Gesture, The Lab, Dublin, (June) - White Noise, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, (June) Residencies and workshops: - International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brookly, New York, Jan - Aug ‘14 - Art and Law Program at Fordham Law School, in association with Denniston Hill and the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics, New York, Jan - May ‘14 - ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’ Askeaton, Limerick, July ‘11 - SiM Reykjavik, Iceland, Sep ‘11 - Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, June ‘11 - Soma Summer 6 week workshop, Mexico City, July - Aug ‘10 - University Hospital, Galway, Oct ‘09 Education & Training: - MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVis) IADT, Dun Laoghaire (Jan ‘08- Dec ‘09), - Diploma in Sculpture the Frink School of Sculpture, Stoke on Trent (Sep ‘02- June ‘04), - M.B.A., University College Dublin (Sep ’91- June ‘93) - B.A. Hons (History of Art and Philosophy) University College Dublin, (Sep ‘87- June ‘90) Awards and Grants: Awarded Arts Council Projects award, ‘14 Awarded the 8th Arte Laguna International art prize for sculpture, Venice, Italy, ‘14 Curtin O’Donough Emerging Photography award, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, ‘12 ArtSlant, USA, Showcase winner August and September, ‘11 Arts Council of Ireland – Travel and Training award, ‘10 Culture Ireland Funding award, ‘10 and ‘11 Kensington and Chelsea Arts council – 1st prize for three dimensional work , ‘01 and ‘03 Other: Guest lecturer at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana since 2012 (1 seminar per year) Founding member of the Civil Society Concert Ceili Band Collections: Office of Public Works, Ireland, The Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland, Galway University Hospital Collection, The Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Ireland, Centre of Fine art photography, Colorado, USA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, London. Private Collections in Abu Dhabi, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland and UK Media : RAUMPLAN RAUM Review by John Gayer - Visual arts Newsletter, March/April 2013 Uncovering stories in a deserted cottage An installation of a lost Limerick dwelling links exhibitions in Dublin and Vienna Message to Salinas Art papers – May/June 2011, review of Message to Salinas by John Gayer RTE Television, January 20th 2011 Irish television station, review of Message to Salinas body of work as part of Arts Program – Imeall Paper Visual Art Journal, review by Ruth Hogan 27/9/2011 Varient, Spring 2012, article by Joanne Laws, Tulca review


Critical thinking around how we should live has led to socio-historical, site-related projects made over several years. My methodology is grounded on research and conversations as a mode to action; demanding a building of trust. Interviews form the foundation of my creative responses. My work attempts to shine a spotlight on a wide range of forgotten historical subjects with a emphasis on architecture. Using my practice as a platform against the cultural amnesia that surround varied topics, my research, photographs and installations advocate a kind of activism towards history. I disclose and build upon fragile stories and objects, magnifying traces of their often-idiosyncratic existence. I’m engaged in reinterpreting and recreating historical events to expose inherent paradoxes in their legacy. The areas I address relate to aspects of the Irish psyche and cultural memory apropos post-colonialism, and the history of modernism, questioning which "past" is acknowledged as one's own, or is deemed significant, be it from a personal or collective standpoint. My artistic orientation towards the past does not take a corrective approach, a search for the "accurate" narrative. Instead, there is an attempt through retrospection to examine alleged (un) certainties about the past within the present. This includes reflecting on the complexity of memory formation, and its entwinement with internal and external worlds, imaginations, and materiality’s.

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