What I'm up now

Participating in the Whitney Independent Study Program 2014-15

Solo show RAUMPLAN at Limerick City Gallery of Art open till 18th November

Below is an image of Endless Resistance - which has been made for RAUMPLAN with the help of project funding from the Arts Council of Ireland.

The large sculpture is influenced by the 'Endless House' designs by Federich Kiesler - read about the show :
http://artdublinblog.wordpress.com

And so far in 2014 :

Won the 8th International Arte Laguna Prize for sculpture - for my installation RAUM. Prize winners were announced in Venice in March at the finalist exhibition in the Venice Arsenale.

Awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Project award and Culture Ireland funding in 2014

Was resident at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York; completed the Art and Law Program at Fordham Law School, New York

Exhibited in group show "Instant Crush" at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, (June) in group show 'Chancery Lane' at Dunamaise Art Centre, Ireland, (July - August). Did a perforamcane in Station Independent Projects, NYC (July)

Two person show at UAM, Mexico City, November 2014

Participated in the 14th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, Connecticut Feb 2014.

And last year
Group show Of the Land, at the Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Nov-Dec 13

A solo show - RAUM - took place at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin- 10th Jan - 9th Feb 2013

Extract from text
'Elaine Byrne’s installation RAUM is a haunted space, constructed from melancholy, symbolic fragments of ways of living that have faded away, and thinking that never was. This exhibition is a tribute to difference neutralized by the uncompromising normative pressures of what modernity actually is.'

See below for review by John Gayer from Visual Arts Newsletter, March 2013.

Follow link below to read a review of RAUM from The Irish Times 11/1/2013

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2013/0111/1224328666572.html

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