London-based Irish artist Oisin Byrne will create new work responding to research on Pontus Hultén, the Swedish curator renowned for his interest in transdisciplinarity in the context of exhibition-making. Taking the exhibition She – A Cathedral as a point of departure, Byrne will develop work, to investigate Hultén’s primary interests in art, dance, theatre, fashion and performance. His lasting legacy at Moderna Museet has been ensuring the accessibility of the museum’s collection – this idea of public accessibility will be interwoven into the very spirit of Byrne’s work.
Oisin Byrne (b. Dublin, 1983) is an artist whose practice incorporates drawing, portraiture, performance, installation and film. He received his BA in 2006 from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and is currently studying an MFA at Goldsmiths University in London. Byrne’s work is included in numerous important collections public and private, and his limited edition artist publication is stocked by Printed Matter NYC, and Shakespeare and Co., Paris. His work is substantially represented in the Irish State Collection.
Byrne's work has recently been shown as a part of The Line of Beauty at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and in The Temptation of AA Bronson, at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. His work was selected for Futures at the RHA, an exhibition that showcases the work of emerging artists “around whom exists a growing critical and curatorial consensus”. Documentation from his Mud Bodies performance - devised for the Radical Love seminar - was exhibited at A Series of Navigations at The Model Sligo. Collaboration with JR Gott Head of Astrophysics at Princeton University, UNIVERSE CUBED now permanently installed in the Princeton University Library, has been exhibited at Cornell University and The Science Gallery Dublin and is permanently installed in the Princeton University Library.