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Matthew Barney

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San Francisco, California

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New York

Works in
New York

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
May, 2015 Spring Exhibitions and Open Studios
Mana Contemporary
Current Exhibitions and Events
Feb, 2015 A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection
FLAG Art Foundation
Feb, 2015 Love: The First of the Seven Virtues
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
May, 2014 Man in the Mirror
Vanhaerents Art Collection

Matthew Barney is an American artist who works in sculpture, photography, drawing and film. His early works were sculptural installations combined with performance and video. Barney uses video to perfect his sculpture by evaluating positioning, lighting as well as size and shape, using video as a means to his end product of sculpture. Most recently, Barney has explored live performance before an audience. The pieces Ren and Guardian of the Veil revisit the language of the Cremaster Cycle, via a ritualistic exploration of Egyptian symbolism inspired by Norman Mailer's novel Ancient Evenings.

You can visit the artist's Cremaster Cycle Web Site here and his Drawing Restraint Web Site here.

Recent Exhibits

Matthew Barney participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2015 Partial Presence
Zabludowicz Collection
Museum of Old and New Art
Oct, 2014 Crown Zinc
Sadie Coles HQ - Kingly Street
Jun, 2014 Special Event: The Cremaster Cycle
Whitechapel Gallery
Jun, 2014 Love Story
21er Haus
Jun, 2014 Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection
San Jose Museum of Art
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Matthew Barney has Exhibited at these venues:

Mana Contemporary FLAG Art Foundation
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Zabludowicz Collection
Museum of Old and New Art Sadie Coles HQ - Kingly Street
Whitechapel Gallery 21er Haus
San Jose Museum of Art Art Gallery of Ontario
The Gennadius Library Vanhaerents Art Collection
MARC STRAUS Haus der Kunst
Bibliothèque nationale de France - François-Mitterrand White Columns
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum The Morgan Library & Museum
Andrea Rosen Gallery 2 Ludwig Museum and Contemporary Art Museum ( Budapest)
New Museum The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Regen Projects (Hollywood)
de Appel Arts Centre Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Galerie Nathalie Obadia Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Tampa Museum of Art Leila Heller Gallery - Uptown
The Contemporary Jewish Museum Gladstone Gallery - 21st St.
RH Gallery University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
Gyeongnam Art Museum Fundacion Canal
Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco C/O Berlin - The International Forum for Visual Dialogues
Regen Projects (West Hollywood) Alison Jacques Gallery
The Jewish Museum Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Music Box Theatre Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Deutsche Hygiene Museum MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) Sadie Coles HQ - South Audley St
Whitney Museum of American Art OUAG - Oakland University Art Gallery
Carl Berg Projects @ the Pacific Design Center Carl Berg Projects, Gagosian Gallery, Angles Gallery, Royal/T, Regen Projects, Private collection......
D'Amelio Terras Domus Artium DA2, Center of Contemporary Art of Salamanca
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