Judith Barry | Public Lecture Series at Washington University’s Sam Fox School
Thursday, April 25

ACT professor Judith Barry will be giving the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture at the Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, April 25, 2024. The event is free and open to the public.

Judith Barry is an artist and writer whose work combines a number of disciplines including installation and project-based research, film/video, architecture/exhibition design, performance, dance, sculpture, photography, and digital media. She has exhibited internationally at such venues as the Venice Biennale(s) of Art/Architecture, Sharjah Biennial, Sao Paolo Biennale, Nagoya Biennale, Carnegie International, Whitney Biennial, Sydney Biennale, and Documenta, among many 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 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, Museum José Guerrero in Granada, Spain” (2003), and “Body without Limits, Salamanca, Spain” (2009).

Her work is included in the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum; Generali Foundation, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Le Caixa, Barcelona; Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona; FNAC, Paris; Goetz Collection, Munich; Frac Lorraine, Metz; and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami; among others. A survey of her work traveled in Europe and was last on view at Berardo Museum in Lisbon in 2010.

Selected recent exhibitions include “Women,” Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (2023); “The language of cinema and the space that art makes,“ MUMOK Cinema, Vienna (2023); “Style Congo; Heritage & Heresy,” CIVA, Brussels (2023); “Topologies of the Real, Techne Shenzhen 2023,” Museum  of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, Shenzhen, China (2023); ”Exhibition As Image,” 80WSE Gallery, New York (2021) and Ludlow 38, New York (2017); “All the light that’s ours to see,” Lumiar Cite, Lisbon (2020); “B3 Biennial of the Moving Image,” Frankfurt (2020); “about documenta,” permanent exhibition, Kassel Museum, Kassel, (2019), “…cairo stories” (2018) and “Imagination, dead imagine” (2017), both solo exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery, New York; “Art in the Age of the Internet,” UMMA, Ann Arbor, Michigan, (2019) ICA Boston /2018); “Dis-placement,” Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, (2018); “The Voice,” Coreana Museum, Seoul (2017); “Electronic Superhighway,” MAAT, Lisbon (2017); and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016).

She has taught and lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Currently, she is a professor in the Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT.