He studied History of Art at Bergen University, and completed his training at the “Istituto Statale d’Arte” in Florence, at the “Accademia di Belle Arti” in Bologna and finally at the “Accademia di Belle Arti” in Rome.
In 1990 he took part in the Nordic Countries Pavillion at the 44th International Art Exhibition in Venice ( XLIV Biennale di Venezia). His works have been exhibited in prestigious National museums, among which Henie-Onstad Art Centre – Oslo, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain – Nice, Museet for Samtidskunst – Oslo, CCC Centre de Création Contemporaine – Tours, Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía – Madrid, Fondazione Merz – Torino, CAC Málaga Centro De Arte Contemporáneo – Málaga.
Recently, he took part in the second edition of “Icastica” in Arezzo (2014), where he created an oil installation in the San Domenico church, under the crucifix by Cimabue. The same year he exhibited at the collective art exhibition “Made by Brazilians…Creative Invasion”, in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2015 he was invited to partecipate in “L’albero della cuccagna”, an event organised by Achille Bonito Oliva, where he created an oil room at Ca’ Pesaro, in Venice. In 2017 he presented a huge installation at the opening of Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours, France.

© Ilja C. Hendel
Per Barclay
Oslo, 1955
Norway

Past Exhibitions

Per Barclay: Stanze

Giorgio Persano
04/05/2017 — 28/07/2017

Per Barclay: Bianco Palermo

Francesco Pantaleone
01/10/2016 — 26/11/2016

Solo Shows

2018
Camere d’olio, KODE, Bergen (Norway)
Per Barclay – Cavallerizza Palazzo Mazzarino, Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo

2017/2018
Camere d’olio, KODE, Bergen (Norway)
Per Barclay – Cavallerizza Palazzo Mazzarino, Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo

2017
Stanze, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Torino
Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours (France)

2016
Per Barclay – Bianco Palermo, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo

2015
Nero notte, Giacomo Guidi, Roma
Hors échelle, Creux de l’enfer centre d’art contemporain, Thiers (France)
Ca’ Pesaro, L’Albero della Cuccagna, Nutrimento per l’Arte – a cura di Achille Bonito Oliva, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venezia

2014
Mar de Arte, Cartagena (Spain)
Insisto, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève (Switzerland)
Stanze, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Torino
Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours (France)

2016
Per Barclay – Bianco Palermo, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo

2015
Nero notte, Giacomo Guidi, Roma
Hors échelle, Creux de l’enfer centre d’art contemporain, Thiers (France)
Ca’ Pesaro, L’Albero della Cuccagna, Nutrimento per l’Arte – a cura di Achille Bonito Oliva, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venezia

2014
Mar de Arte, Cartagena (Spain)
Insisto, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève (Switzerland)

Group Shows

2008
Feminae, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève
Tracce d’acqua, Moiola, Cuneo
Grensetilstander – internasjonal samtidskunst fra 1990 – tallet, Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand

 

2007
La vida privada. Coleccion Josep Civit CDAN, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Fundación Beulas, Huesca
Modern Norwegian Art Photography, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo
Jano. La doble cara de la fotografía, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Outlook, Uno sguardo museale, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino
Percepciones. Itinerario selectivo, Fondos de Fotografía de la Colección Permanente, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Collectors 1. Collezione La Gaia, Cesac – Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio, Cuneo
Speed One, ‘Natura Naturata’ Movimento sin Velocidad, Centro Julio Gonzalez, IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia
Espacios para habitar. Fondos de la Colección Permanente, Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Collective One, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève

 

2006
Dans ces eaux-là, Domaine de Lacroix-Laval, Marcy l’Étoile, France Home Sweet Home séquence #3, Per Barclay invité par Achille Bonito Oliva, CCC Centre de Création contemporaine de Tours H2O, L’Abbaye, Annecy-le-Vieux, France

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Oslo Country of birth: Norway Date of birth: 1955 Lives in: Oslo, Turin