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Her means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating performance, sculpture, film, text and experimental lens based media, She often employs visual trickery to create a heightened suspension of reality that comments on otherness; often collaborating with artists & communities to manifest her multi-diverse socio-political works.She is a member of Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy. Barry lectures in several universities and schools of visual art in Ireland, the US, South America and Europe, currently she is on a sabbatical from her teaching position at the Technical University of the Shannon, Limerick School of Art & Design.. Her debut feature film Klostés, commissioned by Kaunas 2022, is presently touring international film and architecture festivals including Newport Beach (USA), Oaxaca Film Fest (MX),The IFI (IRL), Galway Film Fleadh (IRL), London Festival of Architecture (UK) and Cordoba Film Fest (ARG). Her work is in prestigious private and public museum collections globally, including Art OMI (New York), Centro de Art Contemporary Malaga, The Arts Council Collection and the National Collection at Crawford Art Gallery. In 2021 she won the Golden Fleece Award , the Thomas Dammann Junior memorial trust award. and a Project award from the Arts Council of Ireland to support her current touring body of work the "By Slight ligaments" which will be shown later this year in the Salzburger Kunstverein in Austria. She is currently artist in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISCP) in Brooklyn awarded by Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin and is invited speaker at Wellesley College Boston, Cornell and Hamilton Collage Ithaca, Georgetown University Washington DC and Parsons at The New School in NYC.
Dr. Seth N. Asumah is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Africana Studies Department. Professor Asumah is the author and co-editor of ten books and over 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, reviews and essays. Professor Asumah is a recipient of many international, national, and local awards and honors, including the National Role Model Faculty Award, Minority INC. (2018), State University of New York at Oneonta Distinguished Alumni Award (2016), Steven J. Barnes Outstanding Faculty Award, SUNY Cortland (2016), Outstanding Achievement in Service Award, SUNY Cortland (2014), Carnegie-University of Ghana Diaspora Fellowship (2015), the Professor Ali A. Mazrui Outstanding Publication and Educational Activities Award (2014), SUNY Cortland Outstanding Service Award (2014), the State University of New York’s highest teaching honor, award and rank, Distinguished Teaching Professor (2007), the American Political Science Association Outstanding Teaching in Political Science Award (2008), the Rozanne Brooks Dedicated and Excellence in Teaching Award (1999), SUNY Cortland Excellence in Teaching Award (2002), The New York Africana Studies Association Outstanding Service Award (2012); The 2012 New York Africana Studies Book Award Honorable Mention and he has received many honors, including The Honor Society of Phi kappa Phi, the Political Science Honor Society of Pi Sigma Alpha and the International Honor Society of Phi Beta Delta. As a Fulbright-Hay National Screening Committee Member, he was recognized for his endeavors for the Africa Region in 2019 by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Dr. Asumah is a Boren Fellowship National Screening Committee Member for U.S. National Security Education Agency and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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