Robert Barry

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Robert Barry (b. 1936, New York) lives and works in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. 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 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 Barry began to work with the medium of the language: he published 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 started 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 have been representing Robert Barry since 1996. In 2001, we edited with him a Mirror Multiple with etched words.
 

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Robert Barry Ivan Kožarić, Sfeir-Semler Gallery,Hamburg, Germany
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, Brussels, Belgium
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2012 Different Times, Different Works, Galleria Massimo, Minini, Brescia, Italy
2011 Silver Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Troublesome, 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