Perry Bard

Biography - Perry Bard

Perry Bard was born in Quebec City.

Her work is fueled by observations of her immediate environment and their interpretations in a global context. The space between fact and fiction, the role of technology, the control of media, its proliferation in public space, play out in installations and videos that she has presented internationally: at Documentary Fortnight, MoMA NY, Toronto, Moscow, Rotterdam, IDFA International Film Festivals, and at museums including Guggenheim Museum NY and Berlin, P.S.1 Museum, Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb and Bucharest. Her work has been included in Sao Paolo, Montreal and Cartagena Biennials.

Her internet and public space project Man With A Movie Camera: The Global Remake invites participation in the mashup of Vertov’s1929 film belonging to world cultural history. The award winning work has been has been named by Google one of the 106 most creative uses of the internet, won an award at the Guggenheim Museum’s Youtube Play Biennial, won Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica ’08, Liedts-Meesen Technological Award 2010, Share 2011,Transitio_MX 2012, was nominated at Transmediale ’09, File ’09. It has been installed in over 50 venues to date including museums and galleries and screened on public LED displays in Manchester, Leeds, Norwich and Sheffield UK, Federation Square Melbourne Australia, Parer Square Brisbane, e4c Seattle U.S.A.

Her performance and video installation Hotel, commissioned for the First International Biennial of Cartagena Colombia (2014) focuses on the standardized gestures of hotel workers whose trained movements reflect an acknowledged social order, one where the worker is always at your service. Her current project NYDKGZ is a participatory road movie for mobile platforms that originates in New York at the intersection of DaKar and GuangZhou. Using the silk road as a metaphor it explores economics and mobility through the communication devices that govern our lives. Bard also curates and writes for Afterimage Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. 

Perry Bard is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery.


Exhibitions at the gallery

August 1 – September 6, 2014
October 13 – November 3, 2012
March 31 – May 7, 2011
May 8 – June 6, 2009
March 27 – April 26, 2008
September 10 – October 1, 2005

Extra muros exhibitions

June 12 – 15, 2008


Perry Bard @ VIDEOVADA, Oxford

Video: Man with a Movie Camera – The Global Remake

Event: Festival of the Moving Image!

Perry Bard @ Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome

Exhibition: She Devil Seven

Perry Bard @ MoMA, New York

Screening: Giving Voice

Perry Bard @ The Living Art Museum (Nýló) / The Akranes Museum Center (Görðum), Reykjavìk

Exhibition: The exhibition of the Lost Artworks

Curators: Eva Ísleifsdóttir, Logi Bjarnason and Katrín Inga Jónsd

Perry Bard @ Museum dell'Ara Pacis, Rome

Movie: Mothlight Distributed

Event:  Festival du Film MashRome

Perry Bard @ BIACI, Cartagena de Indias

Video: Hotel

Event: International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias

Perry Bard @ Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin

Event: 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge

Perry Bard @ Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

Event : Evening of performance - Sell Blow Joke Draw Beat

Perry Bard @ White Box, New York City

Event: White Zero: White Box Salutes John Cage

Perry Bard @ Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City

The Herd Remorse

Perry Bard @ YouTube Play Biennial, Guggenheim Museum, New York City

Man With A Movie Camera

Perry Bard @ Studio 10, New York City

Man With A Movie Camera: The Global Remake
Discussion with artist and screening