Bruce Barber

Bruce Barber (born in New Zealand in 1950) is an artist, writer, curator, and educator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he teaches at NSCAD University. He is best known for his early performance work, his Reading Rooms, Squat Projects and his writing and theory on Littoral Art. The video work shown on CIRCUIT includes performance documentation, reading room projects and Trace (time lapse) projects. His artwork has been shown at the Paris Biennale, the Sydney Biennial, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Walter Phillips Gallery, London Regional Gallery, and Artspace NZ in Auckland. Barber is the editor of Essays on Performance and Cultural Politicization and of Conceptual Art: the NSCAD Connection 1967–1973. He is co-editor, with Serge Guilbaut and John O'Brian of Voices of Fire: Art Rage, Power, and the State. His critical essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, journals and magazines. His art practice is documented in the publication Reading Rooms.

CIRCUIT Resources

Interview with Mark Williams (2020)