Aideen Barry is a visual artist with a national and international profile who’s means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating: film, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation and lens based media.
Her work is predominately preoccupied with ideas of otherness, and what Freud coined Das Unheimliche. She uses psychological ploys of cognitive dissonance to disarm the viewer with slapstick humour as a way of discussing intensely personal and provoke alternative perspectives on dark subject matter: mental illness, oppression and patriarchy.
Selected solos and manifestations of her practice include presentations at: Mothers Tankstation, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Butler Gallery, Louise T. Bloudin Gallery, London, Moderne Mussett, Sweden, Loop Biennale, The Wexner Centre, USA, The Banff Centre, Canada, The Headlands Centre for the Arts, US, Liste Art Fair, BAC Geneva and Catherine Clark Gallery, US.
Next year she will show at the Kaunas Biennale in Lithuania; a new solo project for Galway International Arts Festival and works at CAC Malaga, Spain.