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Matthew Barney

An American artist and director who works with performance, sculpture, drawing and video. He is one of the most brilliant representatives of the USA’s contemporary art.

M. Barney was born in San Francisco in 1967. He graduted from Yale University and in 1989 moved to New York City, where he lives today.

From his earliest work, Barney has explored the transcendence of physical limitations in a multimedia art practice that includes feature-length films, video installations, sculpture, photography, and drawing.

Barney has won numerous prestigious prizes, such as “Europe 2000” (1993 Venice Biennale), the Hugo Boss award (1996), Glen Dimplex Award (2002) and the Kaiser Ring Award (2007).

His solo exhibitions were presented in the top museums of the globe including the Guggenheim Museum, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, San Francisco MoMA, Vienna’s Kunsthalle, London Tate and many more.

Barney participated in a number of group projects by art institutions all over the world and was among the participants of the leading global art forums.