Aideen Barry (IE)

Aideen Barry ( born 1979, Cork, Ireland) is a visual artist who’s work meditates on the mysteries and metaphysics which govern her interest in das Unheimliche ( The Uncanny). Her work oscillates between the intensely personal to the quotidian to the exceptional, often simultaneously. Underpinning Barry’s work is an interest in the in-between, what Foucault called a Heteratopic site, a world within a world. She employs humor, horror, slapstick and the macabre to her moving image works and installations.

Barry’s means of expression are interchangeable: working in the media of performance, film, animation, drawing, sculpture and installation. Solo projects include Catherine Clark Gallery (2012) US, Galeria Isabel Malaga ( 2012) Spain, The Butler Gallery (2010), Centre Cultural Irlandais (2003) Paris.

Her works are contained in collections such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council of Ireland Collection, the Art OMI Collection ( US) and the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga ( ESP).

Further International projects include: Art OMI Residency ( 2013), The Headlands Centre for the Arts ( 2011) US, Residency at NASA Kennedy Space Centre (2008) Triumph Gallery Moscow, (2013) Russia, ARCO, Spain ( 2013) Catherine Clark Gallery (2012) US, The MCAC (2011) Northern Ireland, Mermaid Arts Centre( 2009) IRL, Ard Bia Gallery(2006)IRL/DE, The Skatfell Centre, (2007) Iceland, The Crawford Municipal Gallery (2009) IRL, Project Arts Centre (2010) IRL, Temple Bar Gallery ( 2007) IRL, The Royal Hibernian Academy (2009, 2012 & 2014) IRL, Limerick City Gallery of Art ( 2009 & 2014), Visual (2010) IRL, Liste Art Fair, Basel (2010) Switzerland, Mothers Tankstation (2011) Irl, The Wexner Centre (2009) US, Moderna Museet (2008) Sweden, Musée des Beaux Arts ( 2009) FRA, Louise T. Bloudin Gallery (2007) UK, Artscene Shanghai (2005) China, BAC Geneva,(2011) Switzerland, San Francisco International Animation Festival (2012) US, and Project 304 Gallery Bangkok (2007),Thailand. Recent awards include: The COE Award ( 2004), The Arts Council of Ireland Project New Work Award( 2008, 2009, 2010), and Bursary Awards (2010 & 2012), Culture Ireland Funds ( 2010 & 2011 ),Galway County Council Award ( 2011), Travel and Training Award ( 2007, 2011), and in 2010 she was shortlisted (preseleccionada) for the AIB prize. 2014 sees the release of the artist’s publication Modern Prometheus. Aideen lives and works in the west of Ireland.