Visual Arts

Aideen Barry

Aideen Barry visual artist based in Ireland but with an international profile. Her work encompasses a vast range of disciplines and subjects, including domestic labour, environmental changes, classism,intersectionality and human vulnerability. Her means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating performance, sculpture, film, text and experimental lens based media. Her work is in prestigious private ownership and public museum collections globally.

Barry has exhibited widely at venues including: New Art Dealers; New York, Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris; IMMA; Ireland, CAC Malaga; Spain, The Headlands Center for the Arts;US, Centre for the Less Good Idea; South Africa, Art OMI: New York, Skaftfell: Iceland, Banff Centre; Canada, Matucana 100; Chile,The Katzen Center at the American Museum; US, NYU; US, Wexner Centre; US, Elephant Gallery; UK, The Whitaker Museum; UK, Moderna Museet; Sweden, Musée des Beaux Arts; Lyon, Louise T. Blouin Gallery, UK, Artscene Shanghai; China and Project 304 Gallery; Bangkok, BAC;Geneva, Liste Art Fair;Basel,Catharine Clark Gallery; US.

Her works reside in The National Collection at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and The Crawford Art Gallery,  as well as other national and international museum collections. Barry has been award prestigious fellowships and prizes including; The Myron Marty Lectureship at Drake University; US, The Anderson Lectureship at Penn State University;US, Project Awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 2015, The Golden Fleece Award in 2021, Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award in 2021 and the Temple Bar Gallery & Studio ISCP residency award 2022.

In 2023 she shows solo at the Salzburg Kunstverein in Austria, curated by Séamus Kealy, in Muveszetek Haza in Veszprem, Hungary and is the first Irish artist invited to show in LagosPhoto at Fondation Zinsou on the invitation of curators Azu Nwagbogu and Peggy-Sue Amison in Benin and Nigeria.

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