Artists' Talk with Aideen Barry
Hear from one of the most exciting artists on the Irish and International scene speak about her work and how she crosses over several disciplines, from multimedia and animation to performing arts to create vibrant and stimulating events. Followed by a Q & A session and cup of tea.
Aideen Barry is an artist with a national and international profile, whose means of expression is interchangeable, incorporating performance, moving image, drawing and sculptural manifestations. Barry’s performative films often involve huge physical and endurance commitments that manifest as visual fictions, meditating on feminist observations and the monstrous female. Recent projects include a solo survey of her work at the RHA and a performative response to the works of Carol Rama, commissioned by IMMA. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art until the end of the year. Other recent and upcoming projects include showing in LCA, Lismore, a solo at Luan Gallery, The 2017 Lexicon Commission Award A Vermont Studio Centre Fellowship, Solo at Block 336 London, international residencies in MARFA Texas, and commissions by the Arts & Heritage Trust UK. The artist ‘s works are in permanent collections at the Arts Council of Ireland, Art Omi Collection, New York, NUIG Collection, Galway City & County Council, Mayo County Council, OPW and at the Centre de Art Contemporary, Malaga ESP and the Banff Centre, Canada. Barry was selected for Futures 2009 at the RHA and has since shown in Mothers Tankstation, Liste Art Fair, Basel, Grafit Gallery Bulgaria, Museum des Beaux Arts, Lyon, Modern Museet Sweden, The Wexner Center, Ohio and Louse T. Bloudin, London. Awards include The Arts Council Bursary Award 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, Project New Work Awards 2008, 2010 and in 2010 she was shortlisted for the prestigious AIB Prize. Barry lectures at Limerick School of Art and Design.
You can follow the artist via her website-