(New York, New York, United States)
Barry's education includes training in architecture, art, literature, film theory and computer graphics. She studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a MFA in Communication Arts, Computer Graphics, from the New York Institute of Technology in 1986. Her work crosses a number of disciplines: performance, installation, film/video, sculpture, photography, and new media.
Jacques Perron © 2006 FDL
Barry has exhibited internationally at such venues as the Cairo Biennale (2001), the Venice Biennale of Art/Architecture (2000), the Sao Paulo Biennale (1994), Nagoya Biennale (1993), Carnegie International (1992), and the Whitney Biennale (1987), among others. In 2000, she won the Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts and was awarded Best Pavilion at the Cairo Biennale.
She also writes critical essays and fiction. She has contributed essays to a number of contemporary art publications, including Blasted Allegories, (MIT Press, 1987, edited by Brian Wallis) and Thinking about Exhibitions, (Routledge, 1996, edited by Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson and Sandy Nairne) and numerous magazines. In 1991, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, England, published a collection of her essays in Public Fantasy, edited by Iwona Blazwick.
Barry’s most recent publications are Projections: mise en abyme, with an essay by Brian Wallis and an interview between herself, Mark Wigley and Brian Wallis (Presentation House, Vancouver 1997), the catalogue for the Friedrich Kiesler Prize, Vienna, the catalogue for the 8th Cairo Biennale, and The Study for the Mirror and Garden (Diputacion Granada, Spain, 2003). She is currently working on a book on art and technology, several installation projects, and a Web-based project.