ACT Director, Professor 2017 - present

JUDITH BARRY utilizes a research – based methodology to explore wide range of topics. Both the form and the content of her work evolve as the research proceeds. She often makes use of installation, in various forms, as a way to combine many of her disparate interests. These immersive environments are based on experiments incorporating architecture, sculpture, performance, theatre, film/video/new media, graphics, and interactivity.

Since her first performances in the late 1970’s, Judith Barry has produced unique, habitable, visual environments that are activated by the viewer. Each of her projects aims to provide new ways for engaging conceptually and visually within a space

Emerging from architecture, literary and film theory, and dance, she has translated these disciplines directly into specific physical relations that place the viewer in a dialogue with the content of her research. She constructs a variety of ‘subject positions’ for the viewer to inhabit which function like point-of-view perspectives and allow the viewer to both cohere the meaning of the work by inhabiting the space of the installation, and simultaneously to ascribe a multiplicity of meanings to the experience.

She has exhibited internationally at such venues as the Berlin Biennale, Carnegie International, Documenta, Nagoya Biennale, Sao Paolo Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Sharjah Biennial, Venice Biennale(s) of Art/Architecture, and the Whitney Biennale, among others. Her awards include the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts (2000), “Best Pavilion” at the Cairo Biennale (2001), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011). Public Fantasy, a collection of Barry’s essays, was published by the ICA in London (1991). Other publications include Projections: mise en abyme (1997), The Study for the Mirror and Garden (2003) and Judith Barry: body without limits (2009).


Solo Exhibits – Selected list

“Judith Barry: Voice off”, MCA San Diego

“…Cairo stories”, Slought, Philadelphia, Pa.
“Judith Barry: Voice off,” Mary S, Byrd Gallery, Augusta, Georgia
“…Cairo stories”, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, LA

“Judith Barry: Voice off”, MUMOK, Vienna
“…Cairo stories”, ZKM, Karlsruhe

“…Cairo Stories”, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich

“Judith Barry: Body without limits, a survey”, Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

“Judith Barry: Body without limits, a survey”, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain

“Judith Barry”, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich
“Judith Barry”, Hubert Winter Gallery, Vienna

“Judith Barry”, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
“Study for the Mirror and Garden”, Caja San Fernando, Cadiz

“The Museum you want”, ICA, Boston
“Study for the Mirror and Garden”, Caja San Fernando, Seville
“Voice off”, Luis Serpa Galeria, ARCO, Madrid
“Study for the Mirror and Garden, Museum Jose Guerrero, Granada
“Public Fantasies”, Faluka Gallery, Cairo


Group Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings – Selected list

“Closing Celebration”, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, LA “Electronic Superhighway”, Whitechapel, London
“Dis-play/Re-play”, Austrian Cultural Forum
“Cinenova: Now Showing”, The Showroom, London
“Putting Rehearsals to the Test. In the Making: The Post – Dramatic Image”, VOX, Montreal

“to expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer”, MUMOK, Vienna
“The White Giraffe”, Arts Verona and Promotorio Bibiloteca Civic, Verona, Italy
“Hemera Collective: Secret Agent”, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
“Triacontagon: 30 years of the Artists’ Fellowship Program”, NYFA, Westbeth Gallery, NYC
“The Book in Extremis”, Minneapolis College of Art &Design, MCAD, Minneapolis
“Nascent States”, Waterside Contemporary, London
“Versions”, Krowswork/SFMOMA On the Go, San Francisco/Oakland
“Resonance”, NIMk, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam

“Take it or Leave it” Hammer Museum. Los Angeles,
“Theatrical Fields”, CCA, Singapore
“Artists’ Books”, International Kunstlerbucher Von 1960 Bis Heute, Benediktinerstift Admont, Austria

“Americana: Commodity Cultures”, Perez Art Museum Miami
“Theatrical Fields”, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden
“This is not a Love Song”, la Virrena-Centre de la Image, Barcelona
“The Content of Form”, Generali Foundation, Vienna
“In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art”, Contemporary Art Centre”, Vilnius
“One Minute Film Festival, Mass Moca”, North Adams, MA
“Permutation 03.1: Re: Learning”, P!, New York City, NY
“In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art”, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
“Baby, I’m Bored”, C60 – Collaboratorium for Kulturell Praxis, Bochum, Germany

(d)OCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
“Critical Episodes, 1957 – 2011”, MACBA Collection, MACBA, Barcelona
“This will have been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s”, ICA, Boston
“In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art”, The Drawing Center, NYC
“This will have been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s”, The Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis
“Help/Less”, Printed Matter, NYC
“…Cairo stories”, Photography Society, UAE, Sharjah, multiple screenings
“Remote Sensing”, ICA London
“This will have been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s”, MCA, Chicago
“The Living We Are In”, Cinenova at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneve, Switzerland
“Mirror Shopping”, Cinenova Film Festival, SALONG, Munich
“The Deconstructive Impulse”, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston

“Under the Big Black Sun: California 1974-1981”, MOCA, Los Angeles photos
“The Deconstructive Impulse”, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
“Plot for a Biennial”, Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah, UAE
“Territorium der Frau in der Visuellen Kunst und der Femnine vorstellungskraft”, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg, Germany
“In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art”, De Vleeshal, Middleburg, Netherlands, traveled to Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice, KHOJ international Artists’ Association, New Delhi, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, Nero HQ, Rome
“Berlin Carré”, Pop-up Gallery Berlin, (curated by Annette Maechtel)
“F is for Fake”, (with Emma Hedditch and Laura Mulvey), Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn
“Fresh Angle on the Arts”, Ford Foundation, NYC,
“Agency of Unrealized Projects”, Kopfbau, Basel Art Fair, Basel
“ARE YOU READY FOR TV”, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“The Deconstructive Impulse, Part 2”, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina

“Forbidden Love – Verbotene Liebe: Kunst im Sog von Fernsehen”, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
“TV/ARTS/TV”, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona
“Changing Channels – Kunst und Fernsehen 1963-1987”, Museum Modern Kunst Stiftung Ludwig – MUMOK, Vienna
“Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix”, CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain
“Ulysses Fascination”, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain
“e-flux video rental”, Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte Contemporanea, Rome
“Neuve Tripulacion para el Pequod”, Coleccion de arte contemporaneo Fundacion
“la Caixa”, TEA – Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerif
“Voir/Revoir, a project of Tania Bruguera”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Wandering Positions: Selections from the InSite Archive”, MUAC, Mexico City

“Sonic Youth, etc.: Sensational Fix”, Malmo Kusthall, Malmo Sweden
“Time as Matter: New Acquisitions, MACBA collection, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
“Looking at Music: Side 2, MoMA, NY
“20 Years”, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC
“Some cases up for review”, Hessel Art Museum, Preston Theater, Annadale-on- Hudson, NY

“The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection”, CIFO, Miami
“Sympathy for the Devil”, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal
“Aquilo Sou Eu”, Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon
“Paul McCarthy: Film List”, Whitney Museum, NYC
“Whose History”, International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
“E-flux touring video show”, the building, Berlin, Germany and Cali, Columbia
“Crossroads / Rock My Religion”, DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca
“Sympathy for the Devil”, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
“Ulysses Fascination, Part 2”, Galeria Luis Serpa Projects, Lisbon
“One Minute Film & Video”, Jason Simon/Moyra Davey Projects various locations in NYC and elsewhere
“Sensational Fix (Sonic Youth retrospective), LiFE/Lieu international des Formes Emergentes, Saint-Nazaire, France traveling to Museion, Bolzano, Italy
E-flux touring video show”, Foundation Gulbenkian, Lisbon

“Playback”, Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris
“Sympathy for the Devil”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“One Minute Film & Video”, Jason Simon/Moyra Davey Projects, various locations in NYC and elsewhere.
“E-flux touring video show”, Centre Cultural Suisse, Paris
“Collective for Living Cinema”, Orchard Gallery, NYC
“Vienna Art Fair”, Karin Sachs Gallery, Vienna
“E-flux touring video show”, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge
“Body of Evidence”, Getty Museum, Los Angeles
“E-flux touring video show, Arthouse at the Jones Center – Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, Texas

“Renegades, EXIT ART, New York City, NY
“Cabinet d’ amateur II ou a Arte Como Modo de vida”, Luis Serpa Projectos, Lisboa
“Queens International”, Queens Museum of Art, NYC
“A Short History of Performance IV”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
“Dark Places: Mapping Enigma, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, traveling exhibition
“e-flux touring video show”, Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp traveled to Muscarnok – Kunsthal, Budapest and INSA Art Space, Seoul, Korea
“Reshuffle: notions of an itinerant museum”, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies/ Art in General, NYC
“Heard Not Seen”, Orchard Gallery, NYC
“Not Sheep”, Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
“Extra City”, Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp

“Baroque and neo-baroque”, DA 2 Museum, Salamanca, Spain
“Wall to be destroyed”, Frac Lorrraine, Metz
“ARCO”, Hubert Winter Gallery, Madrid
“Resonance, Contemporary Performance Art”, The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo, Amsterdam
“Traveling Video Gallery” and specially featured series, e-flux in collaboration with Kunstwerke, Berlin: Plug-in, Basel: Portikus, Frankfurt; Moore Space, Miami, Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam and numerous others.
“Performance with Brygida Ochaimas part of “Visual Music” sponsored by IOTA in collaboration with MOCA, Los Angeles and Hirshhorn, Washington, D.C.

“Berlin Biennale 3”, Kunstwerke/Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
“East Village USA”, New Museum, NYC
“the Museum in Motion”, Museum het Domein, Masstricht
“Phonorama”, ZKM, Karlsruhe
“Horizont(e)”, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon
“Power T’s”, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn
“Vinte Anos (1984-2004)”, Luis Serpa Galerie, Lisbon
“Breathtaking”, Art Institute of Boston, Boston
“Sublime Audacity: the stroller’s experience”, Luis Serpa Galerie, Lisbon, traveled to Maus Habitos, Porto
“The Armory Show, Rosamund Felsen, NYC

“Good Morning America”, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University
“Fate of Alien Modes”, Secession, Vienna
“the Museum you want”, CyberArts Festival, Boston, traveled to various web locations (web project), commissioned by the ICA, Boston

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