Judith Barry is an artist and writer whose work combines a number of disciplines including installation and project-base 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 collections 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 “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, “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", VOX Contemporary Image, Montreal among many others.
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 | Director of the ACT program at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. Link
Public Fantasy, Brian Wallis, Link
Articulate Spatial Projections, Gary Sangster, Link
Dissenting Space, Judith Barry, Link
Timeout Review, Elsa Garcia Link
Model for Stage and Screen interior view showing the antechamber through the door. Link