Born 1978, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Exhibitions



  • Movement
    Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (with Jeena Shin)
  • Painting
    Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)


  • Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland
  • Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington


  • A world undone: Works from the Chartwell Collection
    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland
  • When I paint my masterpiece
    Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
  • From under the house
    Peter McLeavey, Wellington (solo)



  • Hedge
    Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)
  • The New Fair, Melbourne (with Hopkinson Cundy)
  • The Imperial Project, 44 Queen St, Auckland


  • Black and Blue
    Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (solo)
  • Monochromes
    30 Customs St East, Auckland (solo)
  • Studs
    Y3K, Melbourne (solo)
  • Big Refrigerator
    Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland


  • Studies
    Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)
  • The Department Store, Auckland (solo)
  • Zodiac
    Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington (curated by Erica van Zon)
  • Two Man Shoe
    Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (with Nick Austin)


  • Dreamhome/Shithouse
    Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
    Customs St studio, Auckland (solo)
  • Cross Colouring
    Hell Gallery, Melbourne (curated by Harriet Morgan and Sarah Hopkinson)
  • We Go Far, and Way Back
    Show Gallery, New York


  • Six Man Stand-up Tent: Real Men Were Homos
    Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
  • Lean
    Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
  • The Leisure Suite
    LeRoy Neiman Gallery, University of Columbia, New York


  • Country Painting
    Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
  • 90% & Untitled
    LEDGE gallery, Hamilton (with John Reynolds)
  • Andrew Barber Andrew Barber
    Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
  • …from the directors collection
    SNO gallery, Sydney


  • Andrew Barber
    N.O.T. Toowoomba, Queensland (solo)
  • Danish Designs, gone bust, lost forever…
    Dep_art_ment, Auckland (solo)
    NEXT WAVE Festival, Melbourne (with Nicholas Spratt, Kylie Duncan and Kirsten Dryburgh)
  • Month of April: An exhibition in four parts
    Canary Gallery, Auckland (curated by Julian Dashper and Simon Ingram)
  • Painting of the Future
    Canary Gallery, Auckland (with Stephen Bram, curated by Ben Curnow)
  • HEADWAY: New Artists Show 2006
    ARTSPACE, Auckland (curated by Brian Butler and Laura Preston)
  • Famous Artworks
    Canary Galley, Auckland
  • One God, No Masters
    Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington


  • Andrew Barber
    rm 103, Auckland
    Dep_art_ment, Auckland
  • Duets II
    rm 103, Auckland (with Sriwhana Spong and Lisa Benson)
  • Fifty-nine Metres Squared
    Canary Gallery, Auckland (with Ben Buchanan, Bjorn Houtman, Steve Kay and Jeena Shin)


  • Andrew Barber Breaks A Leg
    Canary Gallery, Auckland
  • you can take the boy out of the _____ but you can’t take the _____ out of the boy
    rm 103, Auckland
  • #2:04/06/04-04/07/04
    Parade, Auckland
  • Ship of Fools
    Canary Gallery, Auckland (with Paula Booker)
  • Waterworks
    rm 103, Auckland
  • Rm Service
    Enjoy Gallery, Wellington
  • Duets
    Ramp Gallery, Hamilton
  • Snowball
    rm 103, Auckland
  • Quite Conclusively the Best End of Year Show Ever
    rm 103, Auckland


  • Cheap L.P.
    rm 103, Auckland (with Clinton Watkins and Bjorn Houtman)
  • Images of Desire
    Winston Hotel, Amsterdam (curated by Jan van de Ploeg)


  • Opposite the Studio of Contemporary Art
    Level 2, 6 Kingdon St, Auckland (with John Appleton, Paula Booker and James A. Wallace)
  • Zip
    Level 2, 6 Kingdon St, Auckland (with John Appleton, Paula Booker, CXD, Scott Everson and James A. Wallace)


  • Only the Lonely
    Artspace, Auckland (performance for Hadleigh Averill)
  • Relocation
    Artstation, Auckland (performance for Hadleigh Averill)

Selected Texts

Mark Stocker, New Zealand Art at Te Papa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, 2018

John Hurrell, ‘Andrew Barber’
Australian Art Collector, Issue 57, July–September 2011

John Hurrell, ‘New Barber works’
Eyecontact site, 15 December 2010

David Levinson, ‘Andrew Barber’
The Delivery: Gambia Castle exhibitions 2007, Gambia Castle Press, Auckland, 2008

John Hurrell, ‘A Good Team: Andrew Barber and John Reynolds at Ledge Gallery’
Artbash weblog, 3 March 2007

David Levinson, ‘Andrew Barber: Washroom’
Lumiere Reader, August 2006

Simon Ingram, ‘The Value of Andrew Barber’s No Collar Abstraction’
Headway catalogue, Artspace, Auckland, 2006

‘Fresh Paint’
Urbis 33, 2006

Tessa Laird (ed.), Nights of our Lives
rm103, Auckland, 2005

Ben Curnow (ed.), New New Zealand Art
Canary Gallery, Auckland and MOP, Sydney, 2003