Judith Barry is an artist and writer whose work crosses a number of disciplines: film/video, performance, installation, sculpture, architecture, photography, and new 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 th 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, most recently at Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal in 2010. Recent exhibitions include  "…cairo stories" (2018) and “Imagination, dead imagine” (2017), Mary Boone Gallery NYC, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston, (2018) (solo). ”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 (group) among many others.


She has taught and lectured extensively in the USA, Asia and Europe. Full-time teaching positions include ACT at MIT, Boston (2002-2003) and the Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany (2003–2004). Currently, she is Professor | Director of the MFA VA Program at LUCAD in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Related publications:


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

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