Malmō Konsthall Rosa Barba, Elements of Conduct, Installation view. Malmö Konsthall, curated by Mats Stjernsted, 2017.

artistic research lunch hour

Rosa Barba – Setting a Performative Frame 

April 14

11:30am to 12:30pm


Rosa Barba lives in Berlin and works internationally as an artist and educator. She is currently a PhD candidate in Fine Arts at the Malmö Art Academy, as well as a professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, a position she has held since 2013. 

Barba was a visiting faculty member at ACT in spring 2016, teaching a course in expanded cinema also titled “Setting the Performative Frame.”

Her work is part of numerous international collections and has been widely published in monographs such as Rosa Barba: White Is an Image (2011) and Rosa Barba: Time as Perspective (2013), both published by Hatje Cantz; Rosa Barba: In Conversation With (2011, Mousse Publishing); and Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space (2016, MIT List Visual Arts Center/Dancing Foxes).

Barba has had recent solo exhibitions at: the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid (2017, upcoming); HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy (2017, upcoming); Vienna Secession (2017); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2017); CAPC Museum, Bordeaux, France (2016 — 2017); Schirn Kunsthalle, Germany, (2016); Albertinum in Dresden, Germany (2015); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA (2015); EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA (2015); CAC (Contemporary Art Center), Vilnius, Lithuania (2014); MAXXI (Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo), Rome (2014).

Recent biennial shows include: the 32nd São Paulo Biennial; the 53rd and 56th Biennale di Venezia: Making Worlds (2009; curated by Daniel Birnbaum) and All the World’s Futures (2015; curated by Okwui Enwezor); 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); International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2014).

In 2015 Rosa Barba was awarded the 46th PIAC, International Prize for Contemporary Art, Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Her recent film Bending to Earth was awarded the NEW:VISION Award, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen (2015), and the No Violence Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival (2016).