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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
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
Museum of Old and New 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
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
Art Gallery of Ontario
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Matthew Barney has Exhibited at these venues:

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) ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY
Wellcome Collection 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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