American artist born 1936 in New York. He is one of the prominent representatives of the American concept art. From the beginning his work makes a crucial contribution to the Conceptual Art in the late 60's. Instead of the classical materials he uses maps, photos, writing and language, with whose assistance the artistic ideas can be formulated.
From strict linear rasters on canvas he makes his way to installations with wires and transparent nylon threads, which re-clamp a firmly outlined outside or interior.
The aspect of the invisible becomes a part of his work.
In the 70's Barrys begins to work with the medium of the language: he publishes several book projects and works with dia installations, in which he shows language fragments on the wall, whose succession is interrupted by the use of empty slides.
Barry starts with his "word work", in which he defines and arranges the area by written words. Whether on canvas, on walls, on the floor, on glass areas of buildings or on Mirrors. These isolated words suddenly contact the viewer, whose mental reaction completes the work.
We represent this artist since 1996. We editeresent this artist since 1996. We edited with him in 2001 a Mirror Multiple with etched words.

 

 

 1936

born in New York City - Lives and works in Taeneck,

New Jersey / USA


 

 Selected Exhibitions

 

2015
Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Robert Barry. All the things I know...1962 to the present, 205 Hudson Street Gallery, New York, USA

2014
Robert Barry, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2013
Galerie Greta Meert, Brusseles, Belgium
Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2012
Different Times, Different Works, Galleria Massimo, Minini, Brescia, Italy

2011
Silver Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Troublesmoe, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Neapel, Italy
Robert Barry: Recent Mirrorpieces, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA

 2010
Robert Barry. Recent Works, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Words and Music, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland

 2009

RB 62-08, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
Word Lists, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium


 2008
Robert Barry, Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London, UK
It is, It isn’t live performance, Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
Works on Paper from the ‘70’s, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany 

 2007
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, USA
Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
Showcase Alfred Vandaele, Gent, Belgium
Galerie Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy 

 2006
Hadith: Conversations, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany 

 2005
Galerie Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc. 524 West 19th Street New York, USA
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Rainbow: A painting showSfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon 

 2004

Galerie Meert-Rihoux , Brussels, Belgium
A Minimal Future? 1958-1968 , MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Germany
Aargauer Kunsthaus. Aarau, Switzerland


 2003
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert , New York, USA  

2002
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany

2001
McKinsey & Company , Düsseldorf, Germany
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, USA
Lehnbach Haus, Munich, Germany
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

 1999
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA

 1998
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Germany
The Box, Turino, Italy  

 1997
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium


 1995
Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brussels
Galerie Klemens Gasser, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany  

 1994
Robert Barry und Haim Steinbach, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Art and Public, Geneva, Switzerland 

 1992
Galerie Klemens Gasser, Bolzano, Italy
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Art and Projekt, van Krimpen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

 1991
Galerie 57, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Austria
Galerie Waßermann, Cologne, Germany
Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, Italy 

 1990

Centre National de Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Musèe Saint Piere, Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Rene Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Haags Gementemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium


 1989
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Thomas Solomon‘s Garage, Los Angeles, USA 

 1988

Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France


 1987

Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome, Italy
Julian Preto Gallery, New York, USA


 1984

Robert Barry: Wall Pieces, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Robert Barry and Peter Downsbrough, Le Consortium, Dijon, France


 1983
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Art and Projekt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galleria Francoise Lambert, Milano, Italy 

 1982
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany 

 1981

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Art and Projekt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
All the time, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA


 1980

Robert Barry Colour Drawings, Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Wallpiece, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA


 1979
Robert Barry: New Drawings, Galleria Francoise Lambert, Milano, Italy
Again and Again, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany 

 1978
A Wall Drawing, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, USA
Galerie MTL Brussels, Belgium
Robert Barry, 1968 - 1978 Drawings and Publikations, Museum Boulder, Colorado, USA 

 1977

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Almost Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Unless Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany


 1976

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy


 1975
Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Barbara Cusack Gallery, Houston / Texas, USA 

 1974
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Jack Wendler Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Galerie MTL, Brussels, Belgium
Art and Projekt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel, Switzerland
Galleria Sperone, Turino, Italy
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA 

 1973

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galleria Sperone, Turino, Italy
Galleria Toselli, Milano, Italy
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone & Konrad Fischer, Rome, Italy
Jack Wendler Gallery, London, UK
Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany


 1972
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Jack Wendler Gallery, London, UK
Galerie MTL, Brussels, Belgium
GalleriaToselli, Milano, Italy
Art and Projekt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Tate Gallery, London, UK 

 1971
Art and Projekt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Eugenia Butler Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 

 1969
Seth Siegelaub, Los Angeles, USA
Art and Projekt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galleria Sperone, Torino, Italy 

 1964
Westerly Gallery, New York, USA