Judith Barry is an artist and writer whose work combines a number of disciplines including installation and project-based research, film/video, architecture/exhibition design, performance art/dance, sculpture, photography, and digital media.
She has exhibited internationally at such venues as the Berlin Biennale, Venice Biennale(s) of Art/Architecture, Sharjah Biennial, Sao Paolo Biennale, Nagoya Biennale, Carnegie International, Whitney Biennale, Sydney Biennale, and Documenta, among others. Her awards include the Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 2000 and "Best Pavilion" at the Cairo Biennale, 2001. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.
Public Fantasy, a collection of Barryʼs essays, was published by the ICA in London (1991).
Other publications include Projections: mise en abyme (1997), the catalogue for The Study for the Mirror and Garden in Granada, Spain (2003) and Body without Limits, Salamanca, Spain (2009).
Her work is included in the collection of MoMA, NYC, Whitney Museum NYC, Generali Foundation, Vienna, MCA, San Diego, Pompidou Center, Paris, Le Caixa, Barcelona, MACBA, Barcelona, FNAC, Paris, Goetz collection, Munich, Frac Lorraine, Metz, and CIFO, Miami among others. A survey of her work traveled in Europe and was on view at Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010. Link
Recent exhibitions include "Exhibition As Image", 80WSE Gallery, NYC (2021), “All the light that’s ours to see”, Lumiar Cite , Lisbon, "B3 Biennial of the Moving Image", Frankfurt, (2020) “about documenta”, permanent exhibition, Kassel Museum, Kassel, (2019), ”…cairo stories" (2018) and “Imagination, dead imagine” (2017), Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, “Displacement”, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, (2018), ”West By Midwest”, MCA, Chicago, “Art in the Age of the Internet”, ICA Boston and UMMA, Ann Arbor, MI.
Others include: “Unholding”, Artists Space, NYC, “The Voice”, Coreana Museum, Seoul, “Exhibition as Image”, Ludlow 38, NYC, “Down And To The Left”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, “Electronic Superhighway” MAAT, Lisbon and Whitechapel, London, "Dis-Play/Re-Play”, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, and "Putting Rehearsals to the Test", and VOX Contemporary Image, Montreal.
She has taught and lectured extensively in the USA, Asia and Europe. Full-time teaching positions include ACT at MIT, Cambridge (2002-2003), the Merz. Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany (2003–2005). Currently she is Professor in the ACT program at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. Link
Topologies of the Real
Model for Stage and Screen, 1987
Light/fog room with chamber + anti chamber
March 24—July 30, 2023
Techne Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning
The Work of the Forest, 1992
3 channel video-sound projection panorama with Art Nouveau screens
March 17—September 3, 2023
CIVA, Bruxelles, (Belgium)
When logos appear mysteriously on the screen, they seem to pass through our
bodies on their way to our field of vision: when they swoop or tumble across the screen in elaborate trajectories... Read More
All the Light That's Ours to See
Jornal Público, Download Link
All the Light That's Ours to See
Umbigo, Download Link
What are Galleries for?
The Nation, Download Link
The Artists’ Artists
Artforum, Download Link
A Multimedia Artist Attuned
to the Zeitgeist
The Boston Globe, Download Link
frieze.com, Download Link
In Conversation with Judith Barry
Interview Magazine, Download Link
A Window Into the Lives of Women
Living in Cairo,
Hyperallergic, Download Link
Untitled: (Global Displacement: nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide are displaced from their homes), 2018*