Fergus Byrne is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, sculpture, drawing and event curation. Underpinning all the performance work is a visual art practice in which the observation and drawing of the body is fundamental. He examines the materiality of his body in performances derived from various physical disciplines: wrestling, martial arts and dance.
He is a member of the Visual Arts Centre in Dublin, Ireland. He holds a BA in Fine Art from NCAD and an MA in Theatre and Contemporary Practice from Hull University. His practice has been funded by The Arts Council of Ireland. He performs mostly solo work and occasionally in group projects.
Recent activities include Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol, a Performance Art Foundation event under the Arts Council 2016 programme. In 2015 he showed at Source Arts Centre, Thurles in Movign Targets; Poise and Pace, curated by Annette Moloney. Previously he collaborated with Deirdre Murphy in producing three Transversal events featuring performance art and dance, from 2010 – 2012. In 2015 he collaborated with Ambra Bergamasco to produce the Moving Bodies Butoh Film Festival In 2013 he curated Generation at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon.