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Matthew Barney

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San Francisco, California

Birth year

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Representing galleries

Current Exhibitions and Events
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:

Sep, 2015 River of Fundament
MOCA Geffen Contemporary
Sep, 2015 Water Castings: Fourteen Pieces
Regen Projects (Hollywood)
Sep, 2015 Matthew Barney: The CREMASTER Cycle
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Aug, 2015 Matthew Barney: The CREMASTER Cycle
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Jul, 2015 Altered Appearances
Fisher Landau Center for Art
Jul, 2015 Matthew Barney: The CREMASTER Cycle
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Matthew Barney has Exhibited at these venues:

MOCA Geffen Contemporary Regen Projects (Hollywood)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Fisher Landau Center for Art
galerie hussenot Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Mana Contemporary Hammer Museum
FLAG Art Foundation Zabludowicz Collection
Museum of Old and New Art Museum of Modern Art/ Moderna Galerija Lubljana
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
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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