Aideen Barry

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Aideen Barry
Aideen Barry

1979 (age 44–45)
Cork, Ireland

Aideen Barry is a contemporary visual artist from Cork, Ireland.

Early life and education[edit]

Barry was born in Cork in 1979.[1] She studied at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.[2]


Barry works in video, animation, sound, installation, drawing, and performance and often deals with issues of domestic labour.[3][4][5][6]


Barry had an artist residency at the Kennedy Space Center in 2008, "during which she shot a film in zero gravity".[5][7] Barry's series of polished aluminium sculptures, Weapons of Mass Consumption, was selected by critic Cristín Leach for RTÉ's '21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks'.[7]

On 21 December 2021, she broadcast a collaborative sound piece on the Irish national television network RTÉ, titled Oblivion / Seachmalltacht / ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ. This was part of a solo exhibition of her work at the Limerick Gallery of Art and commissioned by the Irish Traditional Music Archive.[8][9]

Barry released a black and white, stop motion film about the history of Kaunas, Lithuania and its architecture, titled Klostes.[10][11] It debuted as part of the Kaunas 2022 The European Capital of Culture. She designed a postage stamp for An Post in 2022.[12]

Barry teaches at Limerick Institute of Technology.[2] She is a member of Aosdána since 2019[13] and in 2020 she was elected to the Royal Hibernian Academy as an ARHA.[14] Her work is in the Crawford Art Gallery and the Arts Council of Ireland collections.[15][2]


  • Barry, Aideen, et al. Strange terrain. Dublin: Oonagh Young Gallery, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9549844-2-7
  • Fitzpatrick, Mike, and Susan Holland. Noughties but nice : 21st century Irish art. Limerick: Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9553668-9-5
  • Long, Declan, and Gavin Murphy. House projects. Dublin: House Projects + Atelier Projects, 2007. ISBN 9780992964108

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Heteratopic Glitch".
  2. ^ a b c "Arts Council Collection | Barry, Aideen". Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Aosdána". Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Aideen Barry: an artist travelling under her own steam". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Five-star review: Domesticity rendered wonderfully weird". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Destiny and the Republic: Six artists on what Ireland is now". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b Leach, Cristín (13 July 2017). "21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks: Weapons of Mass Consumption". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Watch: Aideen Barry's Oblivion / Seachmalltacht / ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ". 20 December 2021. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ "Irish Traditional Music Archive and Music Network Announce New Work Inspired by Bunting Collection". The Journal of Music. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  10. ^ Barry, Aideen (22 September 2022), Klostes (Mystery), retrieved 9 October 2022
  11. ^ "Gig of the Week: Nothing compares to Galway Film Fleadh's Irish cinema showcase". The Irish Times. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  12. ^ Vallig, Marc O’Sullivan (19 January 2022). "Aideen Barry: 'I'm from Mayfield, so I have that Roy Keane thing'". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  13. ^ "Aosdána". Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Aideen Barry ARHA". 3 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Tipperary artwork added to the National Collection". Nenagh Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2022.

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