Gerard Byrne

1969 · Ireland

Artist biography

Gerard Byrne is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Ireland, like other renowned artists such as Una Ryan, Laura Gannon, Sean Shanahan, Grace Weir, and Joe Duggan. Gerard Byrne was born in 1969.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gerard Byrne is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom and Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin in Germany. Gerard Byrne most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels (09 November 2018 until 19 January 2019) with the exhibition Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli – A film inside an image & some related works.. Gerard Byrne's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; In our time (22 February 2018 - 07 April 2018) at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden and IN OUR TIME (22 February 2017 - 07 April 2018) at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for Gerard Byrne

Gerard Byrne was born in 1969 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Gerard Byrne