Perry Bard

Perry Bard is an artist born in Quebec City currently based in New York. She received a B.A. in French Literature from McGiIll University, an M.F.A in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute and moved to New York when she received an NEA Grant in 1983. She has received numerous grants including “B”, Project and Travel Grants from the Canada Arts Council, from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Bigger Picture Commission (UK). She works individually and collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects for public space. Her web and public space project Man With A Movie Camera: The Global Remake, invites participation in a mash-up of a 1929 film belonging to world cultural history. It has been selected as one of the Guggenheim's top 25 videos for YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video. The work has been presented in 40 venues to date including the Toronto Film Festival 2010 and The Montreal Biennial 2009. It won Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica ’08, and for the Liedts-Messen Technological Award Ghent 2010.

Bard has worked with community groups to address issues of media representation engineering site-specific public video installations for the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Building in New York and for Market Square in Middlesbrough, UK. Public interventions about the war in Iraq include a mobile truckside billboard traveling the streets of New York, magazine ads and coffee cup sleeves featuring artifacts missing from the Baghdad Museum. Her videos and installations have been exhibited at museums, galleries, film/ media festivals and public screens internationally in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, P.S.1 Museum and New Museum, at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Transmediale Berlin, File Festival Sao Paolo, Moscow International Film Festival, at the Sao Polo Biennial, Shang Elements Museum Beijing, Ueno Town Art Museum Tokyo, Pera Museum Istanbul, Sheldhalle Zurich amongst others. Her work has been screened on public LED displays in Manchester, Leeds, Norwich and Sheffield UK, Federation Square Melbourne Australia, e4c Seattle U.S.A. She is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery Montreal.

Artist Code: 388



2006, 02:29 minutes, colour, English


2005, 05:20 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Operation Marmalade

2004, 03:00 minutes, colour, English

Pekan Pie

1999, 03:45 minutes, colour, English

My Little Box of Nazis

1997, 03:42 minutes, colour, English

Women In Law

1994, 13:00 minutes, colour, English, some French with subtitles

Critical Writing

Post-Medium Condition and Intericonic Art Theory: On the...
by Nina Gerlach. Journal of Art History, 2014, v. 83, no. 1.
No Christmas Carrol, Few Expectations
by Arlene Raven. Village Voice, Dec. 17 Winter, 1991.