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Matthew Barney

Biography

Multimedia artist most widely known for his avant-garde film series “The CREMASTER Routine.” Also known for his seven-act opera predicated on “Old Evenings” by Norman Mailer. He went to Yale after getting recruited to try out football and research pre-med. He committed a good part of time to artwork aswell, graduating in 1989. His best-known creative functions included his “Sketching Restraint” series and his complex art-performance parts. He was created in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and was raised in both Idaho and NY. His mom was an abstract painter who presented him to the brand new York art picture. He previously a little girl with vocalist Bjork in 2002.

Quick Facts


Full Name Matthew Barney
Date Of Birth March 25, 1967
Place Of Birth San Francisco, CA
Profession Multimedia Artist
Education Yale University
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Farley
Children Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney
Parents Marsha Gibney, Robert
Awards Hugo Boss Prize
Movies River of Fundament, Matthew Barney: No Restraint, Drawing Restraint 9, Cremaster 3, Cremaster 2, Cremaster 5, Cremaster 1, Cremaster 4, Drawing Restraint 17, De Lama Lamina, Bolivia 3: Confederation Next
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1 As he is one the most important contemporary media artists, he won the 2000 Europe Prize at Venice Biennale (1993).
2 Played football during his youth in Idaho.
3 He is a member of the 2006 Berlinale jury in Berlin, Germany
4 Graduated from Yale.
5 Daughter, Isadora (b. October 3, 2002), with 'Bjork'.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament 2014
Drawing Restraint 17 2010 Short
De Lama Lamina 2007
Destricted 2006 segment "Hoist"
Drawing Restraint 9 2005
The Cremaster Cycle 2003
Cremaster 3 2002
Cremaster 2 1999
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior 1998 Short
Cremaster 5 1997
Cremaster 1 1996 Short
Cremaster 4 1995 Short
Drawing Restraint 7 1993 Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament 2014
De Lama Lamina 2007
Destricted 2006 segment "Hoist"
Drawing Restraint 9 2005
The Cremaster Cycle 2003
Cremaster 3 2002
Cremaster 2 1999 writer
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior 1998 Short writer
Cremaster 5 1997
Cremaster 1 1996 Short
Cremaster 4 1995 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament 2014 producer
De Lama Lamina 2007 producer
Drawing Restraint 9 2005 producer
The Cremaster Cycle 2003 producer
Cremaster 3 2002 producer
Cremaster 2 1999 producer
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior 1998 Short producer
Cremaster 5 1997 producer
Cremaster 1 1996 Short producer
Cremaster 4 1995 Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament 2014 The Ka of Norman / Osiris: James Lee Byars
Drawing Restraint 9 2005 Occidental Guest
The Cremaster Cycle 2003
Cremaster 3 2002 The Entered Apprentice
Cremaster 2 1999 Gary Gilmore
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior 1998 Short
Cremaster 5 1997 Diva / Giant / Magician
Cremaster 4 1995 Short The Loughton Candidate

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 9 2005
Cremaster 3 2002

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 9 2005 lyrics: "Cetacea" / writer: "Gratitude", "Holographic Entrypoint", "Cetacea"

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 9 2005

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 9 2005

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cremaster 1 1996 Short choreographer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Process Is the Thing 2013 Documentary post-production
Charlie Rose 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Körperspiele: Matthew Barney und seine Welt 2014 TV Movie documentary Matthew Barney
The Story of Film: An Odyssey 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Drawing Restraint 17 2010 Short Himself
Art, Architecture and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum 2009 Documentary short Himself
American Hardcore 2006 Documentary Himself
Matthew Barney: No Restraint 2006 Documentary Himself
Viva 2004 TV Series Himself - Indie Film Director
The Cremaster Cycle: A Conversation with Matthew Barney 2004 Documentary Himself
Art in the Twenty-First Century 2001 TV Series documentary Himself

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