In his seminal essay, author George Baker links Gerard Byrne's work to theatre and notes that the presence of avant-garde dramatist Bertolt Brecht has never been less discussed, but more widely explored, than in the last decade of artistic practice.
Gerard Byrne (born 1969 in Dublin) is a visual artist working with photographic, video, and live art.
In 2007 he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale and the Biennale de Lyon and in 2008 at the Sydney Biennial, the Gwangju Biennial, and the Turin Triennial. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Lismore Castle, Co Waterford; Glasgow International Festival of Art; Lisson Gallery, London; and Green On Red Gallery, Dublin. Group exhibitions include "Little Theatre of Gestures", Malmo Konsthall, Sweden; "Slow Movement" at the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; and "Sense and Sentiment" at the Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria.