Archie Barry is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses performance, video, music composition and production to explore themes of intimacy, mortality and selfhood. In their performance works, Barry creates hyper present versions of themself by heightening attention towards parts of their body or their voice. In their video works, Barry creates a genealogy of personas that chronicle and mythologise personal history and identity.
Barry was born in 1990 in Sydney, Australia. Their work has recently been included in exhibitions at the 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.