Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2006

Oct, Nov, Dec

Rosa Barba | Artist

Rosa Barba
Rosa Barba
born in Sicily, Italy
1993 – 1995
Studies of Theatre and Filmscience in Erlangen, Germany
1995 – 2000
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany
c3-Institute, Budapest, Hungary
2003 – 2004
Two Year Residency Programme, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Production in Residence, Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, USA
Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
IASPIS, International Artists Studio Program, Stockholm, Sweden

Rosa Barba is an internationally reknown artist and filmmaker, who lives and works in Berlin. She studied Film and Visual Arts at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

Rosa Barba is best known for her 16 mm- and 35 mm- installations and filmworks. Cinemais her language, she creates it, analyses it, researches it and dissects it separating it’s different parts: Such as words, soundtracks, images, and light - and (re)presents them, sometimes isolated from each other. Film, with its limitations as a medium, is transformed into a sculptural and textual object. There is a constant transposition, a continuous flow between being a medium and being the art object, between being content and being form.

Rosa Barba held exhibitions at Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Tate Modern, London, Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain and CAM Contemporay Art Museum St. Louis, USA