Exhibitions

2017

Bruce Barber: I Swear 13 May 2017 - 22 October 2017 http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/whats-on/exhibitiondetails.php?id=183

2017 Act Re-Act Performance Lab 4 Wimbledon Gallery University of the Arts, London.The Exhibition of 4 video works, documentation of Barber performance works from 2000-2015 http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2017/3/4/ACTS-RE-ACTS-4-Performance-Lab-4-March/

2017 May 11th -November 17th Personal Structures: Open Borders http://www.gaafoundation.org/index.php?page=48&lang=en curated by Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana, Sara Danieli, Alesia Varnaeva, Bianca Bonaldi, Elena Volpato, Alessandra Valle, Anaïs Hammoud of the Global Art Affairs Foundation www.globalartaffairs.org/Party without Party a wall installation featuring a reworked (détourned) Surrealist Map of the World (1929-2017), 1000 partito senza partito buttons and a 10 min. video document, located in the Palazzo Mora http://www.palazzomora.org

Interview link https://www.contemporaryhum.com/bruce-barber-interview

2016-2017 Taste the Future exhibition curated by "Dutch Artists", Maartje Blans, Lisette Huizenga, Arnix Wilnoudt and herman de vries, RIMONIM Art Gallery, Miami

http://rimonimartgallery.com/exhibitions-past/taste-the-future/ This exhibition was in Paris during June 2017 and at the German Embassy in London September - October.

2017  I Swear 13 (May 2017 - 22 October 2017) http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/whats-on/exhibitiondetails.php?id=183 Bruce Barber explores the politics of citizenship through the ongoing work I Swear. First exhibited in 2008 at Artspace Sydney, I Swear consists of a series of billboards, an archive of media topics in a reading room, a video, and a seminar with invited guests to discuss contemporary issues engaging the topics of immigration and citizenship. 

Struts Sackville N.B.The Sweetest Little Thing Exhibition February 2017 Art Auction Fundraiser.

Task Action: Jim Allen, Bruce Barber, Campbell Patterson
http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/task-action-jim-allen-bruce-barber-campbell-patter

2015-2016

Nocturne October 2016Light Motive /Leitmotif Artists Feature project “Nocturne: Art at Night”, 6:00pm, October 15, 2016 until 12:00am, October 16, 2016, in Halifax, Pop Up Gallery Barrington Street Halifax.  An installation, performance with Blue Engine Quartet , video window projections and audience participation.

Anna Leonowens Gallery Spectres of Marx, Installation Gallery 3 and public window projection for Nocturne October 2016

Taste the Future Palazzo Mora Venice on September 18th and 19th 2015 “Bruce Barber from New Zealand participates in "Taste the Future" project with artwork "Work to Rule/Workers Rule” sciopero bianco/ lavorare a governare".
"Taste the Future" Event Venice - Sept. 18 and 19th: Initiated by Dutch Artists Arnix Wilnoudt, herman de vries, Lisette Huizenga and Maartje Blans.
lisettehuizenga.nl

Bruce Barber: Performance Scores Curated by Stephen Cleland for the Adam Art Gallery University of Victoria, Wellington New Zealand 3 October – 18 December 2015 This included Sunday, 2 August 2015 as part of the Adam Art Gallery 
Adam Art Gallery Seminar Series a lecture on: ‘Bruce Barber's Projective Scores’ by Stephen Cleland and a music performance and a web discussion between the artist and audience in Wellington.
http://stephencleland.net/BRUCE-BARBERPERFORMANCE-SCORESAdam-Art-GalleryVictoria-University-of

Dalhousie Art Gallery Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative (ERI #7) Jan. 21-March 6 2016

 

2014- 2015

Silence An International Exhibition of 40 artists from 14 countries April - May 2014
Curators: Fredo Ojda and Grzegorz Borkowski, Galeria Działań Warsaw, Poland (catalogue)

Bruce Barber Mount Eden Crater Performance (1973) Michael Lett Gallery michaellett.com​ Auckland, N.Z. March 4th -April 4th 2015

Imaginary Audience Scale curated by Adnan Yildiz ARTSPACE New Zealand 27th March 23rd May 2015 Imaginary Audience Scale features: Billy Apple®, Art & Language, Bruce Barber, AyÅŸe Erkmen, Natalia LL, Len Lye, John Miller, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, Stephen Willats

Struts Sweetest Little Thing Fundraiser Exhibition. February 2014

Khyber Artist Society 4’ x 4 ‘ [ ] Square March 20- April 1st 2015
Eyelevel Gallery Leisure and Labour A Reshelving Initiative April –June 2014

Collateral Exhibition with the Venice Biennale 2015 Personal Structures Time, Space Existence, an exhibition curated by Rene Rietmeyer, Valeria Romagnini and Rachele De Stefano of the Global Art Affairs Foundation www.globalartaffairs.org Spectres of Marx (with catalogue) located in the Palazzo Mora palazzomora.org l (May-November) 2015.

 

2013-2014

November 22 - December 20 2013 
Bruce represented in WeakForce 4 at St Paul’s St Gallery in Auckland New Zealand. 

Co-operating artists include: Bruce Barber (CAN), Benji Bradley (NZ), Liz Bird (NZ), Anthony Cribb (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Eugene Hansen (NZ), Joe Jowitt (NZ), Laresa Kosloff (AU), Lee Ihnbum (KOR), Ziggy Lever (NZ), Kim Morgan (CAN), Deborah Rundle (NZ), Matthew Sansom (UK), Daniel von Sturmer (NZ/AU), Andy Thomson (UK/NZ), Layne Waerea (NZ), Suh Youngsun (KOR), and invited others.

WeakForce 4 is the fourth WeakForce project associated with the collaborative Unified Field Theory (UFT) project, www.uft-gravity.com The aim of the umbrella project UFT is to locate and represent the social and relational as the generative dynamic of the co-operative in creative collaborative work. 


2012-2013

Adam Art Gallery University of Victoria Wellington N.Z. “Duchamp in New Zealand” curated by Marcus Moore and Tina Barton.

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1968-1980 Barnicke Gallery, Toronto
Curated by Barbara Fisher, Grant Arnold, Jayne Wark Traveling through 2010-2013 http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/services/gallery/Blackwood_exhibitionTraffic.html

Vancouver Art Gallery 
www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_traffic.html‎

Catalogue: 
TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980
Edited by: Grant Arnold, Karen Henry
Contributions by: Vincent Bonin, Catherine Crowston, Jayne Wark, William Wood Douglas and McIntyre Co-published with Vancouver Art Gallery 2012

CONTINENTAL DRIFT: Conceptual Art in Canada: The 1960s and ’70s
19 April–8 September 2013
Part I: 19 April–23 June
Part II: 28 June–8 September
Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany
www.badischer-kunstverein.de

Weak Force – Collaborative Art Installation
Participants: Matthew Sansom (UK), Andy Thomson (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Laresa Kosloff (Aus.), Bruce Barber (Canada), Kim Morgan (Canada). Surrey University Art Gallery U.K. (March 2013)
www.uft-gravity.com

Struts Gallery Sweetest Little Thing Fundraiser Exhibition. 2013

Khyber ARC Members Exhibition 2012 March – April 2013

Group Exhibition Te tuhi (the mark) Gallery, Auckland May 4th - July 14th Bruce Barber Bepen Bhana Tim Chapman, Rachel Walters 
And Santiago Sierra 
4 May 4th - July 14th 2013

2011

Weak Force A New Work from the International Collaborative Project UFT (Unified Field Theory)
Anna Leonowens Gallery NSCAD Halifax, November 15 -26, 2011 uft-gravity.com
Weak Force Exhibit (pdf)

Presentation at Roma Pavilion 3rd June 2011
Web Launch of the Roma Media Archive www.romamediaarchive.net
UNESCO, Palazzo Zorzi, Castello 4930 – Venezia. 3rd June 2011 at 13:00

Presented by participating artists of the Roma Media Archive:
In the context of:
Call the Witness, Roma Pavilion Collateral Event, Live Testimonies
54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia,
Participating artists include:

Bruce Barber Sasa Barbul Katalin Barsony Cristiano Berti Bodvalenke Fresco
Project Tina Carr Edouard Chiline Hannah Collins Leone Contini Nigel
Dickinson Konstantina Drakopoulou EU-Roma Eduard Freudmann Zoran
Kubura Haris Kulenovic Alexandra Gulea Maria Kjartans Marta Kotlarska
Ivana Marjanovic Dusko Miljanic Malgorzata Mirga-Tas Tanja Ostojic Nihad
Nino Pusija Claudia Radulescu Eva Sajovic Marika Schmiedt Annemarie
Schöne Hedina Tahirović Sijerčić Manuela Zanotti

Roma Media Archive @ Venetian Navigator Exhibition 3rd/4th

June 2011
Calle Casselleria, Castello 5300, Venezia - evenings between: 21:00 – 23:00

Save As Art Exhibition Lodz, Poland
Curated by Karolina Jablonska & Anka Lesniak

http://www.lodz-art.eu/wydarzenia/save_as_art_relacja

2010

The Sweetest Little Thing Annual Fundraiser exhibition Struts, New BrunswickKhyber ICA Members show March, 2010 
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1968-1980 Barnicke Gallery, Toronto Curated by Barbara Fisher, Grant Arnold, Jayne Wark
et al Traveling 2010-2011

“The Gift of Glove” facilitator for an anonymous artist Anna Leonowens Gallery October 12th -23rd 2010
Nocturne October 17th 2010 Nocturne (1946) for Nocturne 2010: amicro cinematic event. 
Institute of Contemporary Art, Newton, Sydney Australia Sydney Biennale Australian Pavilion: “Alphabet Bomber” Installation one of three International Artists in 'Swallow it, dog!'  May 2010 www.icanart.wordpress.com


Alphabet Bomber 1
Alphabet Bomber 2
Alphabet Bomber 3
Alphabet Bomber 4
ican biennale 10

2009   
NAM BANG! Casula Powerhouse, Sydney Australia curated by Boitran Huynh-Beattie April 4- 21st June 2009 (catalogue)
http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/nam-bang.aspx

Blind as Text Peloton Gallery Sydney Australia 18th June -11th July
curated by Bronia Iwanczak 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimpitja_pix/sets/72157619916996542/


The Meltdown
: An installation of Excision, Détournement and Reading the Open Text

2008             
Te tuhi (The mark) Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand Bruce Barber: Reading and Writing Rooms a selected survey of work          from 1970-present with reconstructions of three major   installations in four galleries and the courtyard. 
Curated by Emma Bugden and Stephen Cleland http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/exhibitions/exhibitiondetails.php?id=52
Te tuhi exhibition review at    http://eyecontactartforum.blogspot.com/2008/12/mentally-engaged-floating-and-gliding.html
Craig-Smith, Ariane Te Tuhi Exhibition review Eyeline Issue 69 p. 68  

Artspace, Sydney Australia Bruce Barber: Reading and Writing Rooms a selected survey of work from 1970-present with two new installations “I Swear” and “Situation Room.”  
Curated by Blair French and Professor Brad Buckley 
http://www.artspace.org.au/gallery/gallery_exhibition.php?e=100