SELECT EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS AND BROADCASTS

2016

“La Candeur Conquérante, Variation sur les Ecrits Corsaires de P.P. Pasolini,” Groupe Laura, Galerie RDV, Nantes, Paris, Tours.

2010

“Autour de lʼExtrême,” Maison Européennee de La Photographie de la Ville de Paris, France.

2008

“Intim/Ita,” Musée Kampa, Prague, Czech Republic.

“Chelsea Hotel Through the Eyes of Photographers,” Chelsea Hotel, New York, New York.

2007

Harlem in my Heart,” Maison Européennee de La Photographie de la Ville de Paris, France.  Solo exhibition including 190 photographs, with titles by jazz musician David Murray, and the video, “The Last Day of the Rhythm Club.”  David Murray performed at the opening.

“Promises and Hopes of the 21st Century: The Government of Change and The Mexican Exodus to the United States 2000-2006,” International Center, New York, New York.  Exhibition organized by Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders.

2006

“Black Style Now,” Museum of the City of New York, New York. Included 34 of Barratʼs photographs with captions by jazz musician David Murray.

“Jogo Bonito,” Nike Studio, Paris, France. Solo exhibition. Organized in conjunction with the World Cup. Photographs from the exhibition were also made into limited edition T-shirts.

2001

“Dressing for New York City Childhood,” Museum of the City of New York, New York. Included 37 photographs which were displayed in the museum and incorporated into a live performance produced by designer Mariko Susuki.

2000

“La Collection de Photographie Agnès b.,” Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France. You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.  Included presentation of photographs and lecture.

“Boxing,” Center for Art and Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant, New York, New York. Photographic exhibition dedicated to Cuban boxer Kid Chocolate.

1998

“Pour regarder le siècle en face,” Centre Culturel, Fort de France, Martinique. Organized by UNESCO as an homage to Aimé Césaire. Included 36 of Barratʼs photographs. Traveled throughout the  Caribbean and Europe.

1997

“Azzedine Alaïa,” Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands.

1995

“A Century Apart: Images of Struggle and Spirit, Jacob Riis and Five Contemporary Photographers,”  Museum of the City of New York, New York. Included 26 of Barratʼs photographs.  Traveled to Paris,  St. Petersburg, Sweden and Copenhagen.

1994

“Do You See Your Face,” Etablissement Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain, France. Solo Exhibition. Organized in conjunction with the Festival International de la Danse. Included 200 photographs. Title given by jazz musician Ornette Coleman.

1993

“Variations Gitanes,” Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

“In the Ring,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Newhouse Gallery), Staten Island, New York. Exhibition of boxing photographs.

“Galerie du Jour,” Agnes b. Gallery, Paris, France. The galleryʼs annual exhibition. Traveled to Budapest, Tokyo, New York and London. 

1992

“This Sporting Life:  1878-1991,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. Organized in conjunction with the 1996 Olympic games. This exhibition traveled to several other cities in the USA, including  Buffalo, New York, Springfield, Massachusetts and Wilmington, Delaware.

1991

“Découvertes:  An Exhibition of Boxing Photography,” Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France.

1989

“Donʼt You Know By Now,” Philippe Briet Gallery, New York, New York.  Curated by jazz musician Ornette Coleman. 

1988

“Mois de la Photo,” Musée dʼArt Moderne, Paris, France.

“Splendeur et misère du corps humain,” Musée dʼArt et dʼHistoire, Fribourg, Switzerland.

“My Friends,” French Embassy, New York, New York.  Solo exhibition.

“Photographie actuelle en France,” Galerie Municipale, Toulouse, France.

“Harlem Festival,” various venues throughout Italy.  Included 100 photographs.  Organized by the Harlem Cultural Council.

1985

“Harlem and Boxing Photographs,” various venues in Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) and Benin. Organized by the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

1984

“Martine Barrat,” Musée d'Art Moderne and Galerie du Jour, Paris, France. Solo exhibition. Opened at the Musée d'Art Moderne, continued at Agnès b.ʼs Galerie du Jour for the galleryʼs grand opening, under the name “Mois de la photo,” and then travelled to nine cities in Germany.

“Martine Barrat,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts. Solo exhibition.

''Photographie France Aujourd'hui,'' Musée d' Art Moderne, Paris, France.

1983

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, Festival Avant Garde, Linz, Austria.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, ARCI, National Culture Association, Rome, Italy. Included outdoor screenings on large screens for a large music festival.

“Une minute pour une image,” FR3 Television Channel, France.  Film by Agnès Varda featuring a  photograph by Barrat and commentary by Yves Saint Laurent.  Produced by Garance, presented by the Centre National de la Photographie.

“Portrait of Martine Barrat”, Flash 3, French Television, Channel 3

“Presentation of 30 photos of Martine Barrat”, reading of foreword by Archie Moore, Channel 1 “Harlem, South Bronx Photographs,” Nikon House, New York, New York. Exhibition featuring recipients of the Creative Artist Project Services grant

Musee de la Photo, Charleroi, Belgium, March - April

“Evidence”, Henry Street Settlement, Louis Abrons Art Living Center, New York, June - July 

1982

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, Filmfest München, Munich, Germany

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, New Video Music USA, San Francisco, California. Traveled to several major European cities.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, “Guest Artist Series,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.  Invited by Richard Leacock.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, City of Rome Festival, Rome, Italy.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, Morrisania Neighborhood Family Center, New York, New York.

“Return-Jump,” The Kitchen, New York, New York. A 1979-1982 video retrospective including French artists living in New York.  You Do the Crime, You Do the Time was also shown on its own regularly at the Kitchen.

“Paris – New York Marathon”, Mois de la Photo, Paris, November. Invited by the city of Paris to photograph the Paris Marathon. These photos were part of the exhibition.

1981

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. “Photo-Politics”, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, New York.

“Child Boxer”, Galerie de la remise du Parc, Paris, France.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, The Kitchen, New York, New York.

“Photo Politic”, Institute for Art and Urban Resources – P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

1979

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, Bâtiment de lʼAncien Séminaire, Fribourg, Switzerland.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, Network Forum, New York, USA.  Sponsored by the Urban Planners and Architects of New York.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, TG Due Television Channel, Italy. Two Sunday night, prime time broadcasts.

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, “UCLA Video Series,” University of California, Los Angeles,California.

1978

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, “The New American Filmmaker Series,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.  Screened throughout the week.

1977

You Do the Crime, You Do the Time, “Schizo-Culture Conference,” Columbia University and The French Embassy, New York, New York. Organized by philosopher Félix Guattari.

 

INVITED LECTURES AND TEACHING 

Barrat has been invited to give lectures at a number of major universities and cultural institutions, including: the International Center for Photography in New York; Yale University; New York University; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of California, Los Angeles; Columbia University; and the Sentier University in Paris.

Between 1968 and 1971, Barrat also created and led workshops for young people in the Harlem, Brooklyn and South Bronx communities in which she has worked.  These included video workshops for children from the Grant Housing Project in Harlem and for teenage gang members in the South Bronx and video and music workshops organized in collaboration with jazz musician Charles “Bobo” Shaw and several other jazz musicians and the La MaMa experimental theater club.  She has also spoken to high school students in the Clichy-sous-Bois suburb of Paris and at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut.

 

SELECT COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

Museum of the City of New York, New York

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Le Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Schomburg Center, New York

 

AWARDS

Member of The Order of Arts and Letters, French Ministry of Culture and Communication, 2000

The Best Picture of the Year, Life Magazine, 1984

Best Documentary, Milan Film Festival, 1978