Archie Barry is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Their work embeds language (spoken, sung or written) into gestures, serving to de-form and re-form words as embodied experiences. Through curating ontological spaces between what is and what can be, Barry’s work aims towards envisaging alternate possibilities for ever-evolving architectures of personhood.
Their work has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, The State Library of Victoria, Neon Parc (all Melbourne), Artspace Sydney and ALASKA Projects (Sydney) amongst other spaces. They are currently undertaking a three-month residency at Phasmid Studio in Berlin supported by the Fiona Myer Travelling Residency Award.
Barry completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts in 2017.