Bárbara Sánchez Barroso (Lleida, Spain, 1987)
Born in Spain and now living in Belgium, Bárbara works mainly in video and installation.
Her studies in audiovisual, arts and literature can be seen in how important is research, books and cinema in her work. Her main interests remain in the political dimensions of the personal and the vulnerable, the power of narrative and the stories hidden in the encounters in her daily life. Lately she has been working on the difficulties of portraying the other through autoetnography, and exploring the relations between memories and fiction. Another of her main interests is the relation between humans and nature, and following her research she moved for a year to a forest far removed from anything she had known. She likes to describe herself a storyteller, who tries to transcend the boundaries of life into fiction.
Her work has been exhibited as a solo show at Fundació Joan Miró and La Capella, Barcelona; and in group exhibitions at MHKA, Antwerp; Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf, Berlin; Naturgy Foundation, A Coruña; Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito; Sala Amadís, Madrid; B'Chira Art Center, Tunis and Fran Reus Gallery, Mallorca, among others. Her next exhibitions will be in Lecce and Lissone, Italy and in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) of Taipei. She also has screened her work in Jordan and United Kingdom. She has been a lecturer at Universitat Barcelona (UB). Currently she is doing her post graduate studies at HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), in Ghent. Her works are part of the Han Nefkens Foundation and the Naturgy Foundation.