Born and raised along the ocean harbour and coastal regions of the Eora Nation/Sydney (Australia) in 1990, Archie Barry is an artist whose practice spans performance, video, music production and writing.
Their work takes form as autobiographical, somatic and process-led, speaking to ideas of personhood and embodiment. Cultivating a genealogy of personas based on personal histories of power and mortality, moments of intense connection with audiences are created through disquieting bodily gestures, doubled voices, de-formed and re-formed language.
Barry has presented solo exhibitions at The Heide Museum of Modern Art (2020 – 2021) and Blindside Gallery (2019). Barry’s work has been presented in a range of group settings including The National Gallery of Victoria (2019), The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2017, 2020), The Museum of Contemporary Art (2019), Contemporary Art Tasmania (2019) amongst other spaces. They have given performance lectures and artist talks at The Centre for Contemporary Photography (2018), The National Gallery of Victoria (2019), Parsons and The New School (2018, 2020), Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2020) and Monash University Museum of Art (2019).