Robert Barry

Born in 1936 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Robert Barry is an American artist born in New York 1936 and representative of the conceptual art. He made his studies of art at Hunter College and the City University of New York.

He participated since 1960 to the main exhibition of conceptual art in the company of artists such as Joseph Kosuth or is it better than Kawara.

His works consist of facilities or performance. He was interested in the physical phenomena, electromagnetic fields, the inert gases, the electromagnetic frequencies of ultrasound (Inert Gas Series, 1969).

In 1969, he organized an exhibition which is to close the gallery for the duration of the exposure in order to show that art is not something that can be taught between the walls, but that it is something invisible.

In its work, the participation of the spectator is a constituent element of his work. This are somehow the attitudes of spectators who take shape around the words chosen by the artist making the universality of this form of language respondent.

Barry currently working on ?works composed of words used as materials in various media and in various forms.

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EXHIBITIONS

2011
"Silver" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf (Allemagne)
"Troublesome" Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Neapel
"Robert Barry: Recent Mirrorpieces" Sperone Westwater, New York City

2010
"Words and Music" The Common Guild, Glasgow / Schottland
"Recent Works" Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg (Allemagne)

2009
"Choice: Something Else by Robert Barry" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf (Allemagne)
Galerie Greta Meert, Brüssel
"Word Lists” Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
"RB 62-08” Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York City

2008
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf (Allemagne)
"It is, It isn’t - Live Performance" Jan Mot Gallery, Brüssel
"Robert Barry" Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London

2007
"Robert Barry" Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Neapel
"Artists Books" Alfred Vandaele Showcase, Ghent / Belgien
"New Multi-Part Colored Mirrorpieces" Galerie Greta Meert, Brüssel
"Art and War" Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc., New York City

2006
"An Installation and a Video" Galerie Yvon Lambert, Le Studio, Paris
"Paintings, Drawings and Videos" Galerie Steinek, Wien
"Old and New Works" Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg (Allemagne)
"Some Times" Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf (Allemagne)

2005
"25 Paintings and a Video" Gasser & Grunert Gallery, New York City
"Reflets et Réflexions" Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia / Italien
"Installation” Galerie Yvon Lambert Project Room, Paris
“Robert Barry: Diptych, Window-Wallpiece for the Montclair Museum”
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair / New Jersey
"Robert Barry and Jonathan Monk” Galerie Widmer, Zürich

2004
"New Mirrors. New Videos. Old Drawings" Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg (Allemagne)

2003
"Robert Barry. Some places to which we can come. Works 1963 to 1975"
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg

2002
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
"Reflection - New Mirrorpieces and a Wallpiece"
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf

2001
"Project for McKinsey & Selected Works" McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf
"Robert Barry. old paintings new sculpture" Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
"Early Works, 1966-1973" Gasser & Grunert Gallery, New York City
"Robert Barry - Drei Wandzeichnungen" Lenbachhaus, München

2000
"Four Yellow Pieces" Base: Progetti per L'Arte, Florenz
"Reactions" Galleria Primo Piano, Rom

1999
"Robert Barry: Stay Away, Recent Installations" Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City
"Robert Barry - It Can Be...Drei Dia-Installationen" Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar
"Robert Barry: Werk of papier, schilderijen, grafiek en CD"
Vous etes ici Editions, Amsterdam
"Robert Barry: Paintings 1988-1994 + Windowpiece 1996"
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
"Monochrome" Salle des Expositions Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Nimes / Frankreich

1998
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Kunstraum Neue Kunst, Hannover
The Box, Turin

1998
Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg

1997
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis / Indiana
Book Works, London
"13 Works and Artist's Book" Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brüssel

1996
Dum Umeni Brno (Haus der Kunst), Brno / Tschechische Republik
Galerie Steinek, Wien
1995
"Recent Works" Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brüssel
"Fellow Workers. Recent 'Portraits' from the Art World"
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
"Robert Barry and Heinz Gappmayr", Kunstraum, Wien
Galerie Klemens Gasser, Köln
Galerie Steinek, Wien

1994
"Robert Barry", Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City
"Wallworks and New Pieces" Galerie Art & Public, Genf

1993
Galerie Steinek, Wien
"Drawings" Waßermann Galerie, München

1992
"Robert Barry. Photo Drawings" Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rom
"Wallpiece and New Works", Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
Galerie Klemens Gasser, Bolzano
Art & Project / Van Krimpen, Rotterdam

1991
Galeria 57, Madrid
Le Consortium, Dijon
"Details from 'not intended'. A New Projection" Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City
Galerie Foksal, Warschau
Galerie Pierre Huber, Genf
"Diptychs. New Works on Paper" Galerie Waßermann, Köln

1991
Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rom

1990
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco / California
Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia / Italien
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
"Words, Space, Sound, Time" Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

1989
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
Julian Pretto Gallery, New York City
Delfryd Celf Gallery, Wales
Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles / California
Musée Saint Pierre, Art Contemporain, Lyon
"Robert Barry. Works from 1967-1976" Julian Pretto Gallery, New York City
Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles / California

1988
Delfryd Celf Gallery, Wales
Galerie Waßermann + edition e, München
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

1988
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City
"The Art Cologne Wallpiece" Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
"Soundpiece Variations Nr.3 - september 1987" Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brüssel
Sperone-Westwater Gallery, New York City

1987
Galleria Primo Piano, RomE
Julian Pretto Gallery, New York City
Delfryd Celf Gallery, Wales
Galerie Ghislaine Mollet-Vieville, Paris
Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
"Robert Barry & Lawrence Weiner" Galleria Christian Stein, Turin
"Closed Gallery & Marcuse Piece" Delfryd Celf Gallery, Lloyds Bank, Wales
"Robert Barry & Peter Downsbrough" Le Consortium, Dijon

1985
The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago / Illinois

1984
"Robert Barry: Wallpiece" Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
David Bellman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario / Kanada

1983
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
Art & Project, Amsterdam
Galleria Francoise Lambert, Mailand
Galleria Locus Solus, Genua
Galerie L'Hermitte, Coutances / Frankreich

1982
"Robert Barry: Graphik und Installationen" Ulmer Museum, Ulm
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco / California

1981
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
"All the Time" Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
Art & Project, Amsterdam
"Robert Barry: dessins" CAPC - Centre d'Arts Plastiques Contemporains

1980
"Banco" Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia / Italien
"1-80 Series: Robert Barry" Joselyn Art Museum, Omaha / Nebraska

1979
Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
Robert Barry: New Drawings" Galleria Francoise Lambert, Mailand
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel

1979
"Again & Again" Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
"A Wall Drawing" Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City

1978
Galerie MTL, Brüssel
Museum Folkwang, Essen

1978
Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco / California
"Robert Barry: Prints, Drawings and Publications 1968-1978"
Fine Arts Gallery, University of Colorado, Museum, Boulder

1977
"Almost" Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
"Endless Celebrations" Robert Self Ltd., London
"Unless" Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
"Projectionen und Zeichnungen" Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
und Museum Folkwang, Essen
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

1976 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rom
"Robert Barry, bulletin 97" Art & Project, Amsterdam
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel
Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln

1975
Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery, New York City
GalerIe Paul Maenz, Köln
Cusack Gallery, Houston / Texas

1974
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
Jack Wendler Gallery, London
"Robert Barry" Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
Galleria Sperone, Turin
Galerie MTL, Brüssel
Art & Project, Amsterdam
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel
"Robert Barry" Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Rhode Islands School of Design, Providence / Rhode Island, USA

1973
Jack Wendler Gallery, London
Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven

1972
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
Galleria Toselli, Mailand
Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
"Slidepieces 1971-72, bulletin 51" Art & Project, Amsterdam
Tate Gallery, London
"Invitation Piece" Art & Project, Amsterdam
"Invitation Piece" Jack Wendler Gallery, London

1971
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
"Robert Barry presents three shows and a review by Lucy R. Lippard"
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Galerie Paul Maenz, Köln
"10.4.71, bulletin 37" Art & Project, Amsterdam
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City
Eugenia Butler Gallery, Los Angeles

1970
"Closed Gallery Piece" Eugenia Butler Gallery, Los Angeles / California
"Marcuse Piece" Galleria Sperone, Turin

1969
Seth Siegelaub, Los Angeles / California
"Closed Gallery Piece, bulletin 17" Art & Project, Amsterdam
"Closed Gallery Piece" Galleria Sperone, Turin

1964
Westerly Gallery, New York City

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