Rosa Barba

About Rosa Barba

Sicilian-born artist Rosa Barba’s publications, sculpture, and installation work is rooted in the material of cinematic film. Using 16mm and Super 8 film, she explores the interplay between the conceptual and film as an object. In 2010, she won the Nam June Paik Award for Coro Spezzato, The Future Lasts One Day (2009), based on a multi-choral performance in which each member of the choir is represented by an individual film projector displaying the sung text. She was a resident artist at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa in 2013 and the Dia Art Foundation in 2008. Her work has been presented in exhibitions worldwide, including Time As Perspective (2013) at the Bergen Kunsthall; Auto Kino! (2010) at the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin; Making Worlds at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009; and Italics: Italian Art Between Tradition and Revolution, 1968-2008 (2008-9) at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.