artist
Rosa Barba
birth
Agrigento, Italy, 1972
last update
27-03-2024
«Rosa Barba (b. 1972 in Agrigento, Italy, based in Berlin) […] has experimented for years with the language of cinema and sculpture, reflecting on the poetic qualities of the natural and human landscape, exploring the idea of place as a vessel of memory, and dismantling the notion of linear time. Powerfully striking images, portraits of obsolete architecture and natural landscapes, and visions of remote deserts turn up throughout her works, combined with fragments of text and scenarios where past and present intertwine. […] She studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, and is currently based in Berlin. She has had solo shows at many art institutions, including: Secession, Vienna; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2017); NBK, Berlin; CACP musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2016); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, US (2015); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2013); Kunsthaus Zürich; Jeu de Paume, Paris (2012); MART Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto (2011); Tate Modern, London; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010). Barba has taken part in many international festivals, including the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2015, 2009, 2007), the Bienal de São Paulo (2016), the Biennale of Sydney, the Berlin Biennale (2014), and the Liverpool Biennial (2010). In spring 2016, a special evening of screenings and performances at MoMA PS1 centered on her work. Her films, installations and sculptures have won numerous awards, many of them at film festivals such as the Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival (2016) and CPH:DOX Copenhagen (2015), the PIAC Prix International d’Art Contemporain of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (2015), and the Nam June Paik Award (2010).» -- https://www.hangarbicocca.org/en/exhibition/rosa-barba/
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