Elaine Byrne

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Byrnes  research-based practice examines overlooked histories, historical texts and artworks as a platform to mobilize history as it relates to current political and social concerns.For example, she has leveraged Frederick Kiesler’s 1925 architectural manifesto to interrogate the housing crisis in Ireland.

Employing sculpture, video and photography she focuses on opening new questions for the viewer to highlight present day urgencies. Giving prominence to language her methodology often uses the interview as a way to confront difficult legal or civic issues, e.g., using James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), the ‘Pure Codology’ interviews address the anti-Semitism in Hungary through the local attitude to Bloomsday.

Link to previous shows;


Solo Exhibition – Whenceness 05.05-28.05, 2016

Group Exhibition – Instant Crush, July 4 – August 2 2014

RAUM, 10 January – 9 February 2013

Group Show – Preview 2012, 20 December 2011 – 6 January 2012

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