Archie Barry is an artist who works with performance, video, sculpture and music composition and production. Born in 1990 and raised on the coastal regions of the Eora Nation/Sydney, their work is autobiographical, somatic and process-led. They create self-portraiture that troubles dominant notions of personhood as stable, legible and sequential. Their practice takes shape through a genealogy of personas, devised from their experiences of mortality, power and transgender dis/embodiment.

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 at The Samstag Museum of Art (2022), The Monash University Museum of Art (2021 - 2022), The National Gallery of Victoria (2021, 2019), The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2022, 2020, 2018, 2017), 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 (2022, 2019), Parsons and The New School (2018, 2020), Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2020) and Monash University Museum of Art (2019).