Aideen Barry is a visual artist based in Ireland, but with an international profile. Her means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating performance, sculpture, film, text and experimental lens based media. Barry often employs visual trickery to create a heightened suspension of reality that comments on otherness; often collaborating with artists and communities to manifest her multi-diverse socio-political works. She is a member of Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy.
Barry’s first feature film, Klostés, commissioned by Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022, is currently touring international film festivals including; Newport Beach (USA), Oaxaca (MX),The Irish Film Institute (IRL), Galway Film Fleadh (IRL), London Festival of Architecture (UK), Cordoba Film Fest (ARG) and showing around the world at other experimental film festivals.
Aideen Barry’s artwork is included in a number of prestigious private and public collections globally. In 2021 she won the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award, the Golden Fleece Award, and a Project Award from the Arts Council of Ireland to support her current touring body of work, By Slight Ligaments, for exhibitions at Okela Gallery, Bilbao (ESP), The Whitaker Museum, Rossendale (UK) and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (FRA). In October 2022, Barry was commissioned by the European Union and The Irish Postal Service / An Post to create a set of postage stamps, now available across the EU. In 2023, she will take up the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) residency in New York, awarded by Temple Bar Gallery + Studio (TBGS) and will lecture at Wellesley Women’s College, Harvard. Additionally, Aideen will undertake a residency and solo show for Salzburg Kunstverein in Austria, also in 2023. Barry lectures at several universities and schools of visual art in Ireland, the US, South America and Europe.
Aideen Barry lives and works in Ireland