Visiting Artist 2002 - 2003

Barry’s education includes training in architecture, art, literature, film theory and computer graphics. She also writes critical essays and fiction. She has contributed essays to a number of contemporary art publications including Blasted Allegories, (MIT Press, 1987, edited by Brian Wallis) and Thinking about Exhibitions, (Routledge, 1996, edited by Greenberg, Ferguson, Nairne) and numerous magazines. In 1991 the ICA in London, England published a collection of some of her essays in a book called Public Fantasy, edited by Iwona Blazwick. Her most recent publications are Projections: mise en abyme, with an essay by Brian Wallis and interview between herself, Mark Wigley and Brian Wallis, Presentation House, Vancouver 1997, the catalogue for the Friedrich Kiesler Prize, Vienna and the catalogue for the 8th Cairo Biennale, essay by Gary Sangster, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore. Currently, she is working on a book on art and technology.

Since 1977 she has exhibited across the United States, most notably at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, (’80), Whitney Museum, New York (’82, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’94), Museum of Modern Art, New York (’80, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’96, 2000), New Museum, New York, (’85, ’86, ’88, ’89, ’96), PS 1, New York (‘2000), University Art Museum, Berkeley (’82, ’89), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, (’89, ’96), Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh (’91), Wexner Center, Columbus (’96, ’98), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (’97), Renaissance Society, Chicago (’92), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (’97), Museum of Modern Art, Cleveland (’96) and the galleries Nicole Klagsbrun, NY, Rena Bransten, San Francisco and Rosamund Felsen, Los Angeles. In Europe, her installations have recently shown at the MACBA, Barcelona and Generali Foundation, Vienna, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (‘01), Tate MODERN, London, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Musee des Beaux Artes, Nantes (2000), MOMA, Oxford, Boymans Museum, Rotterdam and Le Fresnoy, Lille ( ’99), Miro Foundation, Barcelona, and Witte de With, Rotterdam ( ’98), Palazzo delle Exposizioni, Rome (’97), Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon (’94), Foundation Caja des Pensiones, Barcelona, (’94, ’96.’97), Madrid (’91), the Mukha, Antwerp(’93), de Appel, Amsterdam (’84, ’94), the Kunsthal, Rotterdam(’93), Ferme La Buisson, Paris (’93), Foundation pour l’architecture, Brussels (’92), the ICA ( ’83,’91),Hayward Gallery (‘ 91), and Riverside Studios (’87, ’91) all in London, le Consortuim, Dijon (’88,’90), Venice Biennale, (’88, ’90, 2000), Lyon Biennale de la Dance (’88, ’90), Lyon and the galleries Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Pieroni Gallery, Rome, Luis Serpa, Lisbon, and Karin Sachs in Munich. Her installations have also been included in other international exhibitions including INSITE’97/2000, San Diego/Tijuana, ARTEC’93, Nagoya Biennale, Japan, Rotterdam International Film Festival (’92, ’99, ‘01) and the 22nd International Bienal of Sao Paolo (’94), Brazil, among others. In 2001, she was awarded the audience award and the award for Best Pavilion at the 8th Cairo Biennale.

Barry’s single channel videos have been screened at Festivals in Melbourne, Basel, Taormina, Rotterdam, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Berlin and San Francisco. She has realized site specific projects in the Fashion Institute of Technology (’94), L’Unite, Firminy, France (’93), L’Usine Fromage, Rouen ( ’93), the FRAC, Corse (’93), , the London Underground (’91), the Cheese Market, Glasgow (’90), the World Financial Center, New York ( ’88), Times Square, New York (’85) as well as numerous exhibition designs including ‘alt. youth media’ for The New Museum and ‘a/drift’ for Bard College, Annadale-on-the-Hudson, both in 1996.

Grants and Awards
1978 LINE (book award)
1986 New York Foundation for the Arts, emerging forms fellowship
New York State Council on the Arts, video
Art Matters (project grant)
1989 Art Matters (project grant)
National Endowment for the Arts, artists fellowship
1990 New York Foundation for the arts, emerging forms fellowship
1996 Wexner Center for the Arts Residency in Video
1997 New York Foundation for the Arts, emerging forms fellowship
2000 Friedrich Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts
2001 Best Pavilion, 8th Cairo Biennale, Cairo
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