Rosa Barba

TypeFemale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Wikipedia
Documentation


Awards
Award2016The No Violence Award54th AAFF (Ann Arbor Film Festival)Ann Arbor, Michigan (US)


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2017Rosa Barba: Solar Flux RecordingsPalacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofiaMadrid (ES)
Solo exhibition2016Rosa Barba: From Source to PoemCAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de BordeauxBordeaux (FR)
Solo exhibition2014Rosa Barba. The Mute Veracity of Matter IIMAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secoloRome (IT)


Publications
Monography2017Hatje CantzFrom Source to PoemManuel Borja-Villel u.a.978-3-7757-4326-6Malmö (SE) Pirelli HangarBicocca with Malmö Konsthall
Monography2016MIT List Visual Arts Center/Dancing Foxes Press,Barba, Rosa: The Color Out of Space978-0-9853377-9-7Boston, Massachusetts (US) Henriette Huldisch u.a.


2012
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Projects

In the work Boundaries of Consumption (2012), a 16 mm film projector is pointed at two metal balls that are balanced on a stack of film cans over which the film itself is guided. This spatial structure is depicted as a moving shadow image on the wall, in which colors and appearance vary over time

2012
2003 - 2008
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Fundings and grants

Los Angeles, Stockholm, Marfa, USA, Sweden
Barba participated in various artist-in-residence programs, including the two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (2003-2004), the production-in-residence program of the Baltic Arts Center Visby (2006), the villa -Aurora scholarship in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, USA (2007), the IASPIS in Stockholm (2007-2008) and the Artists-in-Residence-Program of the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas.

2003 - 2008
1995 - 2000
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Education

Cologne, Germany
Rosa Barba studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Her first 16mm film Panzano was made while studying in Cologne.

1995 - 2000
1993 - 1995
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Education

Erlangen, Germany
Rosa Barba began working with film as a sculpture at an early age. She experimented with moving images that she took with a Super 8 camera. From 1993 to 1995 she studied theater and film studies in Erlangen.

1993 - 1995
1972
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Born

Agrigent, Italy

1972
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Places of residence

Berlin, Germany

Although Rosa Barba works in a number of mediums—including installation, sculpture, text, sound recordings, and projections—she almost exclusively addresses the subject of cinema. Using both the familiar narrative structures of film and the genre’s physical materials, such as celluloid rolls and deconstructed projectors, the Berlin-based artist mines the history and conventions of the silver screen, creating works that explore issues of history, geography, and the imagination. Her pieces are playful and at times sci-fi-esque; the sculptural work Boundaries of Consumption (2012) features retrofitted film cans and a 16mm projector combined to create a mutating area of light. For the film Outwardly from Earth’s Center (2010), Barba collaborated with the inhabitants of a small Swedish island to create a surreal riff on the documentary genre.

https://www.artsy.net/artist/rosa-barba?page=1&sort=-partner_updated_at

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The Color Out of Space photo The Color Out of Space 2015 Rosa Barba 
White Museum - Live photo White Museum - Live 2016 Rosa Barba