Barron Sherer

Barron Sherer is a Miami-based media artist with a background in moving image archival practice and research. Taking the form of hybrid film/video remediations and projection-based media installations, Sherer's work focuses on repurposing and manipulating found film, slides, video, and photographs through formal experimentation; utilizing social media platforms such as Instagram as both a source of material and a mode of documentation.

In the early 2000s, Sherer was curator at the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, programming film festivals and public access activities, managing the archive's photochemical conservation, and researching collections. In 2015, he co-founded Obsolete Media Miami, a Knight Foundation-supported studio dedicated to the exploration of legacy media and technology, and in 2020 founded Moving Image Alliance, a new studio project with funding from a Knight Arts Challenge award. He is also the recipient of a 2020 Oolite Arts Ellies Creator Award and an Oolite Arts at Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artist Residency; a 2019 Experimental Media Artist Residency at Signal Culture; a 2019 AIRIE (Artists in Residence in Everglades) Mini-Residency; and a 2017 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.

Sherer's work has been exhibited at the Frost Museum of Art; Perez Art Museum Miami; Emerson Dorsch Miami; Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY); Rooster Gallery (NYC); Gallery 125 (Brooklyn, NY); EMP Collective (Baltimore, MD); Art Center Berlin; Museo de Arte Moderno (Medellin, Colombia); and Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (Lerma, Mexico). His 2018 solo exhibition, MIAMI/MIAMI featured 16mm installations and video projections at Walls Gallery in Miami, Queensland, Goldcoast, Australia.