Installation view of …cairo stories
Judith Barry_Artist_Model-for-Stage_and_Screen_Installation
Installation view of Speedflesh
For when all book by Judith Barry

Judith Barry is an artist and writer whose work combines a number of disciplines including installation and project-based research, architecture/exhibition design, film/video, performance art/dance, sculpture, photography, and digital media.

Here is a link to a survey exhibition at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon.

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, most recently at BerardoMuseum, 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, 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


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

Public Fantasy by Judith Barry. Published by ICA, 1991.
Available at Printed Matter, Inc Link



West by Midwest

November 17 – January 27, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Art in the Age of the Internet

December 15, 2018 – April 7, 2019
University of Michigan, Museum of Art


The Artists’ Artists
Artforum, Download Link

A Multimedia Artist Attuned
to the Zeitgeist

The Boston Globe, Download Link

Judith Barry, Download Link

In Conversation with Judith Barry
Interview Magazine, Download Link

A Window Into the Lives of Women
Living in Cairo
Hyperallergic, Download Link



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