Visiting Artist: Rosa Barba



Rosa Barba (b. 1972, Agrigento, Italy) is Berlin-based visual artist and filmmaker who predominantly bases her work on the use of celluloid and filmic devices, in both materiality and concept. For years Barba has experimented 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. Barba studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Currently, Barba has two major solo shows on view at the Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy and at the Museo Nacional Centro Centro De Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.

Other recent solo exhibitions include: the Albertinum in Dresden, Germany (2015); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA, USA (2015/16); CAC (Contemporary Art Center), Vilnius, Lithuania (2014); MAXXI (Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo), Rome (2014); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2013); Bergen Kunsthall,Norway (2013); Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2013); MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León), León, Spain (2013), Jeu de Paume, Paris (2012); Kunsthaus Z rich, Switzerland (2012); Marfa Book Company, Marfa, Texas (2012); and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri (2012) and Tate Modern, London (2010).

She has participated in many group exhibitions, including, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France, MASS MoCA, North Adams, (2014–2015); Akademie der K nste, Berlin (2014); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2008); 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Museum Dahlem (2014); International Triennial of New Media Art, Beijing, China (2014); 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); Performa, New York City, (2013); 53rd and 56th Biennale di Venezia (2009, 2015), among many others.

Her work has been widely published, in the monographic books Rosa Barba: White Is an Image (2011), Rosa Barba: Time as Perspective (2013), both Hatje Cantz publishing and Rosa Barba: In Conversation With (2011), Mousse Publishing and Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space (2016), Dancing Foxes publishing, among others. 

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fred Lazarus IV Center, Lecture Hall
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA

Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Reading, Lecture

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