artist, writer, and curator.
Professor of Media Art and Visual Cultural Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His interdisciplinary studio work was included in the Paris Biennale (1977), the Sydney Biennial (1979) and such exhibitions as The Art of Memory: The Loss of History (New Museum, New York, 1985) and A Different War: Vietnam in Art (1989-92). His art is documented in Reading Rooms (Halifax, 1990). Barber is the author of Popular Modernisms: Art, Cartoons, Comics and Cultural In/Subordination (forthcoming), editor of Essays on [Performance] and Cultural Politicization (1983) and coeditor, with Serge Guildbaut and John O'Brian of Voices of Fire: Art Rage, Power, and the State (Toronto, 1996). His critical essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, journals and magazines.