Archie Barry is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans across performance, video, music composition and writing modalities. Their work takes form as autobiographical, somatic and process-led, exploring themes of personhood, embodiment and mortality. Moments of intense affective connection with audiences are created through disquieting and uncanny bodily gestures, doubled voices, de-formed and re-formed language and the production of multiple digital personas through a genealogy of video works that chronicle and mythologise personal histories.
Barry was born in 1990 in Sydney, Australia. Their work has recently been included in exhibitions at the The National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Artspace, The State Library of Victoria, Buxton Contemporary, ALASKA Projects and Bus Projects amongst other spaces. Barry completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts in 2017 and now lives in Melbourne, Australia.