CV

Richard Byers
b 1974, Melbourne, Australia

Education:

1993 – 1997 BA Industrial Design, University of Canberra

Professional Work:

2014 – present Design + Industry (Melbourne, Australia) – Head of Concept.

1996 – 2008 Design + Industry (Sydney, Australia) – Creative Director & Digital Concept Artist.

Awards & Residences:

2013
2 month Artist in residence at Hiyori Art Center – Ishinomaki, Japan

2010
4 month Artist in residence at The Edge – Digital Culture Centre – Brisbane, QLD Australia

Solo Exhibitions:

2013
Uchi Soto Uchi – Gallery éf, Asakusa, Japan
Pages of Hanao Shrine Festival – Kagoshima Cultural Information Center, Japan
Build with Light – Hiyori Art Center, Ishinomaki Japan
Ishinomaki Sunlight – Gaffa, Sydney, Australia

2012
Ishinomaki Sunlight – Gallery éf Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
Light Projection Ceremony , Interactive light installation, Ishinomaki, Japan
Envelopes – Richard Byers – GAFFA Gallery Sydney, Australia

2011
sound.transmission.light – Installation Byers & Lui – Australian Embassy Berlin, Germany

2009
Visual Rhythms – An exploration in Structure, Line and Light – Fries Gallery, Mitte Berlin, Germany

2008
Kudanshita Terrace Remixed – Improvised film remixing, dance & music installation – Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions:

2013
Furusato Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Charity – Fukagawa Ippuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nadiff Gallery – Summer group exhibition presented by Island Japan – Ebisu, Japan

2012
Pankouw Ballhaus – Sound.transmission.light installation Byers & Lui – Berlin, Germany

2011
Five Quarters – International artist exhibition at Kunstfabrik, curated by Kate Mulheron – Berlin, Germany
(Un)Seen Sculptures – Mobile augmented reality sculpture exhibition – Sydney & Melbourne

2010
Bienalto Christmas Lights – Richard Byers & On-Yau Lui, Ernest Edmonds, Mark Titmarsh – Sydney
GAFFA Gallery 2010 Christmas show – Sydney
Temporary View of Berlin – Showcase of 20 international artists working in Berlin – Sydney

2009
Traces – Berlin October – 9 international artists showcase
Nine on the Line – Berlin August – 9 international artists showcase
Rooftops Open Studios – Berlin May – 8 international artists showcase

Selected artistic works and performances:

2013
Piano & Light – Yuka Ono (JP) & Richard Byers – Kagoshima Prefectural Citizen Exchange Center – Kagoshima, Japan

2012
Sound.transmission.light – Byers, Lui and Kyoka(JP) – Pankouw Ballhaus – Berlin, Germany
Light Projection Ceremony – interactive light installation / performances on tsunami damaged church – Ishinomaki, Japan
Sound.transmission.light – Byers & Lui, music by Clayton Thomas – Ambassadors Information Day 2012 – Liechtenstein

2011
Commissioned outdoor iphone interactive projection work for St Ali. – Melbourne
Sound.transmission.light – Byers, Lui and Thomas – The Australian Embassy Berlin – Germany

2010
Surroundings – The Edge – Digital Culture Centre, The State Library of Queensland – Brisbane

2009 � 2011
sound.transmission.light – Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney – Interactive exhibition and live music performances
BlackBlackWhite – NoNoYes (music event) – Tokyo

2008
Video collage installations surrounding Sydney Opera House – Reeldance Sydney Festival ’08 – Sydney

2003 & 2007
Performance Video artist for the Sydney Festival bar (DJ Rupture & Jazzanova) Sydney

2006
Performance Video artist for Sydney Festival ’06, Reeldance. The Studio, Sydney Opera House – Sydney

2005
AV performance with Sub Bass Snarl for Bill Viola (USA) exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia – Canberra
Cockatoo Island Festival – VJ for the Frigid Stage – Sydney
AV Performance with Sub Bass Snarl for Kiss of the Beast @ Queensland Art Gallery – Brisbane

2004 VJ on tour with Couchblip! Records artists, Robokoneko, Disjunction Reunion & Himuro Yoshiteru – Japan

2003 – 2004 Performance video artist for Skylounge at the National Museum of Australia – Canberra

2003 – 2004 Performance Video artist at Sound Summit/Electrofringe Newcastle & The Studio, Sydney Opera House

2002 – 2008 VJ for various artists including Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, RJD2, DJ Rupture, Jazzanova, Funkstörung and others

2002 – 2006 Resident video artist for the music club, Frigid, Sydney