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Bill Beirne is best known for his video installations and performance work, which are most often sociologically based. Beginning with the “streetworks” movement of the late sixties and early seventies his installations sought to move the immediacy of street performances into the art context through video surveillance and sculptural means.
Beirne studied painting and sculpture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York with Milton Resnic, Phillip Pavia and Louise Bourgeois. (BFA 1968) and with Robert Morris at Hunter College (MA, Studio Art, 1974)
Exhibitions include The Whitney Museum of American Art, (1979, 1991) The International Center of Photography 1993 and 1994), The Sculpture Center (1994) The PS1 Contemporary Art Center (1976, 1977,1979,1997,1999,2000 and 2007) The New Museum (1981), in New York. His work has also been exhibited at the List Visual Arts Center at MIT (1997) The TV Gallery, Moscow (1999), and Art 3, Valence Fr. (2004 and 2005)
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2005 -on)