Rosa Barba (Born in Agrigento, Italy. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany)
Rosa Barba’s artistic practice navigates between various dichotomies, exploring themes of permanence versus impermanence, reality versus fiction, and the interplay of language and time. Through films, sculptures, installations, and performances, she investigates how space is shaped by temporal and linguistic constructs, challenging linear narratives and traditional semiotics. Barba deconstructs cinematic elements to examine the intersections of physical materials like projectors and celluloid with abstract concepts like time, space, and sound. Her work often focuses on natural landscapes and human interventions, blurring the lines between historical record, personal narrative, and artistic representation. Her work is part of numerous international collections and her forthcoming and recent solo exhibitions include: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2026), MoMA, New York, (2024, 2025), MAXXI, Rome, (2024), Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam (2024), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2023), Tate Modern, London (2023), PICA, Perth Australia (2023), Villa Medici, Rome (2022), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2021-2022), and at Biennials such as the 53rd and 56th Venice Biennale, Sao Paolo (2016), Sydney (2014) and Performa (2013). She was awarded the Calder Prize in 2020, and the International Prize for Contemporary Art, of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (2015).
Photo (reframed) : Saskia Uppenkamp © Rosa Barba 


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