Craft / Material Studies

Aideen Barry is a visual artist and member of Aosdána, an Irish Association of Artists. Her
work incorporates film, performance, drawing, sculpture, and installation through an
experimental lens based media. Barry’s work is 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 the intensely personal and
to provoke alternative perspectives on dark subject matter including mental illness,
oppression, and patriarchy.

Barry’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the world including
Mother’s Tankstation and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, both in Ireland; Matucana 100
in Chile; Louise T. Bloudin Gallery in London; The Loop Biennale in Spain; The Banff Centre in
Canada; and The Wexner Centre in the United States.

Artist Lecture:
Thursday, November 21st, 12:30pm
Institute for Contemporary Art
601 West Broad Street