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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.

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


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament2014
Drawing Restraint 172010Short
De Lama Lamina2007
Destricted2006segment "Hoist"
Drawing Restraint 92005
The Cremaster Cycle2003
Cremaster 32002
Cremaster 21999
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior1998Short
Cremaster 51997
Cremaster 11996Short
Cremaster 41995Short
Drawing Restraint 71993Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament2014
De Lama Lamina2007
Destricted2006segment "Hoist"
Drawing Restraint 92005
The Cremaster Cycle2003
Cremaster 32002
Cremaster 21999writer
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior1998Short writer
Cremaster 51997
Cremaster 11996Short
Cremaster 41995Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament2014producer
De Lama Lamina2007producer
Drawing Restraint 92005producer
The Cremaster Cycle2003producer
Cremaster 32002producer
Cremaster 21999producer
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior1998Short producer
Cremaster 51997producer
Cremaster 11996Short producer
Cremaster 41995Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament2014The Ka of Norman / Osiris: James Lee Byars
Drawing Restraint 92005Occidental Guest
The Cremaster Cycle2003
Cremaster 32002The Entered Apprentice
Cremaster 21999Gary Gilmore
March of the Anal Sadistic Warrior1998Short
Cremaster 51997Diva / Giant / Magician
Cremaster 41995ShortThe Loughton Candidate

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 92005
Cremaster 32002

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 92005lyrics: "Cetacea" / writer: "Gratitude", "Holographic Entrypoint", "Cetacea"

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 92005

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Restraint 92005

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cremaster 11996Short choreographer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Process Is the Thing2013Documentary post-production
Charlie Rose2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Körperspiele: Matthew Barney und seine Welt2014TV Movie documentaryMatthew Barney
The Story of Film: An Odyssey2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Drawing Restraint 172010ShortHimself
Art, Architecture and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum2009Documentary shortHimself
American Hardcore2006DocumentaryHimself
Matthew Barney: No Restraint2006DocumentaryHimself
Viva2004TV SeriesHimself - Indie Film Director
The Cremaster Cycle: A Conversation with Matthew Barney2004DocumentaryHimself
Art in the Twenty-First Century2001TV Series documentaryHimself

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