Aideen Barry Lecture

a barry by barry and h romero

Aideen Barry Lecture
Thursday, November 21, 2019
601 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Aideen Barry is an Irish visual artist, who’s means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating: film, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation and experimental lens based media. Her work is predominately preoccupied with ideas of otherness, and what Freud coined Das Unheimliche. She uses psychological ploys of cognitive dissonance to disarm the viewer with slapstick humour as a way of discussing intensely personal and provoke alternative perspectives on dark subject matter: mental illness, oppression and patriarchy. Selected solos and manifestations of her practise include presentations at: Mothers Tankstation, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Matucana 100 (Chile) The Royal Hibernian Academy, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Butler Gallery, Louise T. Bloudin Gallery (London),The Loop Biennale (Spain), Skaftfell ( Iceland), The Wexner Centre (USA), Moderne Mussett (Sweden), The Banff Centre (Canada), The Headlands Centre for the Arts (US) Aesthetica Film Festival (UK), Liste Art Fair, BAC Geneva, & Catherine Clark Gallery (US). This year she is showing with Elephant West at Frieze Art Fair in London, Oaxaca Film Fest (Mexico) and in November will show at the Katzen at American University in Washington DC, at NYU Washington DC & some of her films will be screened at The Film Makers Co-op in New York. Her works can be viewed in the collections of Trinity College Dublin, Art OMI, The Arts Council of Ireland, The Banff Centre Canada, and CAC Malaga Spain. She is a member of Aosdána.

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Featured image by A. Barry & H. Romero.