Christopher Barr 

T 07927946342

E christopherbarrphotography@mail.com

He is an Irish fine-art photographer who divides his time between teaching, research and working on film/tv and also editorial commissions.

Barr's practice is mainly based on interrogating the narrative of displaced identity.

Barr completed an MFA with distinction at the Belfast School of Art in 2014.  Exhibitions include 4th International Photography Festival 2016, where he was one of six photographers representing the Uk, Void Gallery Derry,  curated by Mark Wallinger 2015. University of Ulster 2015/2016, Pingyao Photo Festival China 2014, Backlight Photo Festival Finland, 2014, Le point Art Organization, Aleppo 2015, Gallery of Photography Dublin 2014/2013 Dali Photofestival China 2015. Belfast Exposed, Belfast 2014.

He is represented in the collections of the University of Ulster and the University of Namibia. Barr also curates, his last work was within the Ulster Design Festival 2015 where he Programmed the photography element of the Festival, this included artists such as Paul Seawright, Mark Wallinger, Ken Grant and Donovan Wylie. His first book, Come Talk Your Heart
Gamsberg Mcmillan/New Namibia Press 2004.

In December 2017 Barr was featured artist in American Suburb X with his series Dad, a Very Public Death.

 

 

Exhibitions

Belfast Exposed

10 year Anniversary

Belfast Schoo of Art

April 2018

 

4th International Photography Festival

May 2016

 

Dali Photofestival

China

August 2015

 

Void Gallery/Mark Wallinger

Derry

Horse

2015

 

Aleppo Photo Festival

Le Pont Gallery

January 2015

 

Belfast School of Art

Artists Notebooks

March 2015- December 2105

 

Pingyao Photofestival

China

September 2014

 

Backlight Festival Finland

Photography

August 2014

 

Gallery of Photography Dublin

(Group) MFA Photography

August 2014

 

Gallery of Photography Dublin

Horse Identification

January 2014

 

Belfast Exposed

Interim MFA Photography

April 2013

 

University of Ulster/Design Week

New Arts Spaces

May 2010

 

Castle Espie

At least thirteen ways of looking at a Black Bird Mixed media (Group)

December 2009

 

University of California Irvine Picturing Peace

Photography (Group)

August 2006

 

Belfast City Hall Picturing Peace Photography (Group) August 2006

 

Catalyst Arts Photography (Group) June 2006

 

Phoenix Natural Gas Energy In Art competition Mixed media (Group) 2005

 

Waterfront Hall

20/20

Mixed Media (Group) Febuary 2005

 

Baylor University

Come Talk Your Heart

Black & White Images from West Africa May 2005

 

University of Namibia

Come Talk Your Heart

Black & White Images from West Africa August 2004

 

University of Ulster

Come Talk Your Heart

Black & White Images from West Africa June 2004

 

 

Bibliography.

Wired Magazine June 2018

FOMU Antwerp EXTRA 23 May 2018

Junior Magazine February 2018

American Suburb X December 2017

4th International Photography Festival Catalogue 2016

British Journal of Photography August 2015

British Journal of Photography September 2015

BKN Magazine Issue 2 May 2016

Ulster University SPE November 2015/2016

The Beauty of Experiment ISBN 978-1-905476-87-9.

Publications

Come Talk Your Heart

Gamsberg Mcmillan/New Namibia Press Co Author

Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong/Christopher Barr 2004

ISBN: 999163181X9789991631813

Collections

University of Ulster

Come Talk Your Heart

Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong/Chris Barr

University of Namibia

Come Talk Your Heart

Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong/Chris Barr

University of Ulster

New Art Spaces

Programming

Ulster Design Festival, Photographic Content 2015.

Curator

Belfast Exposed, Futures Gallery Stage 3 Exhibition 2015

Belfast Exposed Futures Gallery Stage 3 Exhibition 2016

Photography/Design

Television a selection of Work

Mrs Wilson

Soft Border Patrol

Secret Life of Boys

MTV, Sam Sarapong

BBC 

Endamol

RTE

UTV

Channel 4

Dirty Sanshez 

Class Distinction BBC

Bels Boys/Emu

Skil TG4

Kelly Show UTV

Innovation BBC

Across the Line BBC

CBBC, Millie Inbetween

Belfast School of Art, School of Innovation

British Journal of Photography August/November 2015

Feature Film

A good woman is hard to find

Stigma

Wilderness 

Johnny Was

48 Angels

Isobel and Oscar, New York Film Festival Winner 

City of Ember

Peacefire, Galway Film Festival Winner 

Newspapers

Reformiert

The Times

The Guardian 

The Irish Times 

The Independent 

The Mirror

The Sun

Design a selection of work

AV Browne

Northern Ireland Environment Agency 

National Trust

University of Ulster

University of Texas

RIAD, University of Ulsater

QUB

Frank

Research

University of California Irvine Design lead Cognative Study Dr Robert Beck

Lawrance University Wisconsin

Belfast School of Art REF 2014

Belfast School of Art Textiles (Shadow Tissues)

Teaching

I am currently teaching Part time in the University of Ulster, Fashion & Textiles, 3D Design, Architecture.

Previous Postion, Part Time Lecturer, Foundation Photography, Visual Communication.

Belfast Exposed 

Stage 1-4 Documentary Photography

Photoshop Advanced, Landscape Photography

Awards and Grants.

Arts Council NI 2011 SIAP

Arts Council NI 2015 SIAP

Arts Council Ni 2017 SIAP