Aideen Barry

Aideen Barry is a visual artist based in Ireland with an international profile. Her work encompasses a vast range of disciplines and  subjects, including domestic labour, environmental changes, classism, intersectionality, and human vulnerability as a way to consider invisible and sinister systems. Her means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating performance, sculpture, film, text and experimental lens based media. She is a member of  Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy.


Barry’s works are held in prestigious private ownership and public museum collections globally. Her work has been exhibited at venues around the world including: Bangkok Art Biennale;Thailand, The Vienna Welt Museum; Austria, New Art Dealers; New York, Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris; The Irish Museum of Modern Art; Ireland, CAC Malaga; Spain, The National Gallery of Ireland, The Headlands Center for the Arts;US, Centre for the Less Good Idea; South Africa, OMI: New York, Skaftfell: Iceland, Banff Centre; Canada, Salzburg Kunstverein; Austria, Matucana 100; Chile,The Katzen Center at the American Museum;US, Wexner Centre; US, Elephant Gallery;UK, The Whitaker Museum;UK, Moderna Musett; Sweden, Musée des Beaux Arts; Lyon, Louise T. Blouin Gallery, UK, Artscene Shanghai;China and Oaxaca CAC; Mexico BAC;Geneva, Liste Art Fair;Basel, and Catharine Clark Gallery; US.  

Barry has also received prestigious awards, 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 and the Temple Bar Gallery & Studio ISCP residency award 2022 and the HIAP residency award in Finland in 2024.

Current Exhibitions & Events

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Now Closed
16 March 2024
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16 March to 30 June 2024