Judith Barry

Artist and writer Judith Barry’s work spans several disciplines: architecture, film/video, performance, installation, sculpture, photography and new media. Through this rich variety of media, Barry explores complex relationships between issues of public address, representation, and popular culture.

Barry has exhibited internationally in numerous exhibitions including: the 3rd Berlin Biennale (2004), Sao Paolo Biennale (1994), the Venice Biennales of Art and of Architecture, and the Whitney Biennale (1987). Recent exhibitions include: The Content of Form, Generali Foundation, Vienna (2013); Critical Episodes, MACBA, Barcelona (2013); This will have been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’s, ICA, Boston (2013); The Deconstructive Impulse, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (2012); and dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012). She was awarded the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts (2000), Best Pavilion at the Cairo Biennale (2001), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011) among others. Public Fantasy, a collection of Barry’s essays, was published by the ICA in London (1991).

Judith Barry was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA, in 1954. She lives and works in New York City, and is currently Director/Professor of the MFA in Visual Arts at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.