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Lluis Barba

BIOGRAPHY

In the works of Lluis Barba, tourists not only attend museums, they are also metaphorically

Involved as they extablish a dialogue between the viewer and subject. Using black and white for the past, and color for the present they force us to consider how our brain has the ability to receive external references.

Barba says of his work, "I get elements of a reality out of context in order to put them in another reality. I use irony and implicit messages in the works such as the global integration of our society. I incorporate the bar code tattoo like a symbol of lost identity, alienation and massive consumerism."

 

SOLO Exhibitions

2011

Pop Up. Art at the Top. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. The Empire State Building. New York

Contact. Photography Festival. Toronto. Canada (cat.)

Travellers in time. Lausberg Gallery. Toronto. Canada

Col.lecció poesia solidària. Àrea hospitals generals de Catalunya. Programa salut pública

Sàhara. Barcelona-Sàhara

2010

Lluís Barba. Pop art Space. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London. Comissariada per Matthew Reeves

The old Truman Brewery. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London

The Courtauld Institute of Art. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London. Comissariada per Matthew Reeves

Travellers in time: photo-installation. Salàs de Pallars. Lleida

2009

Travellers in the time. Galeria Sicart. Vilafranca Penedés, Barcelona

The 2009 Biennial Exhibition La Habana, curator Margarita González. Cuba

Only the brave-Diesel, curators Ernesto Muñoz, Carolina Herrera. Arte AlLimite. Santiago de Chile

De Lichtenstein a Marat. Diesel. Arte AlLimite. Santiago de Chile

2008

Galeria Biba. Palmbeach, Florida

Diesel. Photographic Project. Arte AlLímite. Santiago de Chile

20 years Avant Garde. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

2007

Photo September. Jacob Karpio Gallery, curator David Tischler. S.Jo. Costa Rica

Tourists in Art. La Galeria. Sevilla

2006

Homage Fundation Ernest Lluch. CaixaForum. Barcelona

Photo December. Town Hall Torredembarra, Tarragona

Tourists in Art. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

2005

Unsustainability. Galeria Antoni Pinyol, curator Iván de la Nuez. Reus, Tarragona

2004

Virtual Realities. King’s Fine Arts Gallery. New York (catalogue.)

Roman Empire. Town Hall Torredembarra, Tarragona (catalogue.)

Realities. Bach Quatre Art Contemporani. Barcelona

2003

The 2003 Biennial Exhibition La Habana, curator Nelson Herrera. Cuba (catalogue.)

Other Realities. Silvana Facchini Gallery. Miami

The Other Face of War. Centre Torre Vella. Salou, Tarragona (catalogue.)

2002

Realities. Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Reus, Tarragona

Virtual identity. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

2001

Urban Memory. Buschlen-Mowatt Fine Arts. Vancouver, Canadá

Identitat 0. Galería Der Reiter. Valencia

Unsustainability. Sculptures. Foundation Futbol C.Barcelona

2000

Memoria Urbana. Galeria Vértice. Oviedo

Identities. Foundation Daniella Chappard. Caracas

Collection. Futbol C.Barcelona. Barcelona

Identitats. Bach Quatre Art Contemporani. Barcelona

1999

Memory. King’s Fine Arts Gallery, curator Paco Barragán. Madrid (catalogue.)

Digital Memory. Jacob Karpio Gallery, curator Vivianne Loría. S.Jo. Costa Rica (catalogue.)

1998

Memòria homologada. Espai Miquel Gaspar. Barcelona (catalogue.)

Homologación. Galeria Salvador Díaz. Madrid

1997

Codes. Museo Jacobo Borges, curator Adriana Meneses Imber. Caracas (catalogue.)

Pressures. Jacob Karpio Gallery. San José. Costa Rica

Isolation. Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Reus. Tarragona (catalogue.)

1996

Biogenética. Multimèdia Jabs. Lleida

Clonació. Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Reus. Tarragona

1995

In suspension. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica, curator Castro Flórez (catalogue.)

Genetic. Gris Gris Gallery. Utrech

1994

Namia Mandolfi Gallery. Caracas

Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

1993

Vestigis. Galeria Estela Casas. Barcelona

Clonation. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

1992

Aggressions. Galeria Arteunido. Barcelona

Revisioning. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

CO2 Installation. Town Hall Montornés Vallés, Barcelona

1991

Essences. Zedes Art Gallery. Bruxelles

Terre. Anekdota Gallery. Paris (catalogue.)

Video Installation. Galeria Arcs. Barcelona (catalogue.)

1990

Vestigis. Galeria Arteunido. Barcelona (catalogue.)

Territories. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

Espai Tecla Sala. Barcelona.

1989

Vestiges. Zedes Art Gallery. Bruxelles

Aggressions. Bruno Facchetti Gallery. New York

Lineart. Zedes Art Gallery. Ghent, Belgium

Galeria Estilo. Barcelona

Photography II Barcelona International Art Forum. Barcelona

1987

Homo classificat. Galeria Estol. Barcelona

Parafrènies. Galeria Arcs, curator Miquel Garcia. Barcelona (catalogue.)

1984

Textures. Photo. Galeria LNS. Barcelona

1983

Parafrènies. Internacional d'Arts Plàstiques. Barcelona (catalogue.)

1982

Antropomorfs. Galería Melnikow. Heidelberg, Germany

University of Psychiatry. Heidelberg, Germany

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011

De Polaroid a Photoshop. Besharat Contemporary Art. Atlanta. Georgia

ArteBA. Galeria Sicart. Buenos Aires. Argentina

Art Madrid. Galeria Sicart. Madrid

Swabb. Galeria Sicart. Barcelona

AAF NY. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. New York

AAF London. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London

Volta NY. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. New York

London Art Fair. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London

Arte Fiera Bologna. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Italy

Mia. Dean Project Gallery. Miami. Florida

Mia. Besharat Contemporary Art. Miami. Florida

Scope NY. Dean Project Gallery. New York

Scope NY. Besharat Contemporary Art. New York

2010

Exhibitionism. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. The Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House. London

Olympia. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London

AAF NY. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. New York

London Art Fair. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London

Arte Fiera Bologna. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Italy

ArtHamptons. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. New York

Art Miami. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Miami

Art Chicago. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Chicago

ArtHamptons. Dean Project Gallery. New York

Madrid Photo. Galeria Sicart. Madrid

Circa10. Galeria Sicart. Puerto Rico

ArteBA. Galeria Sicart. Buenos Aires. Argentina

PhotoLA. Galeria Sicart. Los Angeles

Swabb. Galeria Sicart. Barcelona

Mia. Dean Project Gallery. Miami. Florida

Pulse NY. Dean Project Gallery. New York

Zona Maco. Dean Project Gallery. México

Next Chicago. Dean Project Gallery. Chicago

Fia. Dean Project Gallery. Caracas. Venezuela

SF Fine Art. Dean Project Gallery. San Francisco

Scope NY. Jacob Karpio Galería. New York

Ch.ACO. Galeria Sicart. Santiago de Chile. Chile

ArtBo. Galeria Sicart. Bogotá. Colombia

Photo Miami. Galeria Sicart. Miami. Florida

2009

Young Masters. Sphinx Fine Art. The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, curated by Constance Slaughter and BethColocci. London

Vilafranca Contemporània. Galeria Sicart. Vilafranca Penedés. Barcelona

VII edition Valoarte. Galeria Nacional. San José. Costa Rica

Diesel Project. Arte Allimite. CasaPiedra. Santiago de Chile, Chile

ArteSantander. Galeria Sicart. Santander

ArteBA. Galeria Sicart. Buenos Aires

Palmbeach 3. Galería Biba. Palmbeach, Florida

Zona México. Jacob Karpio. México

Arteamericas. Latin American Art Fair. Jacob Karpio. Miami

Art Show. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Los Angeles

Scope NY. Jacob Karpio Gallery. New York

Circa. Convention Center. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Puerto Rico

Fair Chile. Galeria Sicart. Chile.

Fair Bogotá. Galeria Sicart. Bogotá

PhotoBA Galeria Sicart. Buenos Aires

2008

Arteamericas Merrill Lynch. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Latin American Art Fair. Arte AlLímite. Miami

ArteBA. Jacob Karpio Galería. Buenos Aires

Expoarte. Arte AlLímite, curators Ernesto Múñoz, Julio Sapollnik. Santiago de Chile, Chile

Circa. Convention Center. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Puerto Rico

Art Brussels. Jacobo Karpio Gallery. Brussels

Femaco. Jacob Karpio Gallery. México

2007

Polvasal. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Escazú. Costa Rica

Scope Basel. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Basel, Switzerland

Art Basel. Jacobo Karpio Galeria. Miami

ArtLA. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Los Angeles

Arteamericas. The Latin American Art Fair. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Miami

Circa. Convention Center. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Puerto Rico

DC. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Düsseldorf

Art Brussels. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Belgium

ArteBA. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Buenos Aires

Balelatîna. Jacobo Karpio Gallery. Basel, Switzerland

2006

Photo September, curator John Nadador. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

Foundation Lluís Carulla. Espluga Francolí, Tarragona

Galeria Vértice. Oviedo.

Art Brussels. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Belgium

ArteBA. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Buenos Aires

Art Basel Miami Beach. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Photo Miami. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Miami

Art Madrid. Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Madrid

2005

Collection MACSSI. Museo de Arte Coro. Caracas

PAZ. Silvana Facchini Gallery. Miami

Unsustainability. Black box. Galeria ADN. Barcelona

Intolerance. Foundation Pujol Grau. Milano, Italy

Ciutat Verda. Congrés Europeu. La Pedrera. Barcelona

2004

(DE) construcciones pictóricas. Museum of Contemporary Art. S.Jo. Costa Rica

QCC Art Gallery Quenns. City University. New York

The Armory Show. Jacob Karpio Gallery. New York

2003

Realities. Silvana Facchini Gallery. Miami

Group Show. Buschlen-Mowatt Fine Arts. Vancouver. France

Centre Jujol-Can Negre, curator Laura Rossignani. Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona

The Armory Show. Jacob Karpio Gallery. New York

2002

Matriz. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

Other Realities.Silvana Facchini Gallery. Miami

En centímetros. Galería Fernando Pradilla. Madrid

Galeria Vértice. Oviedo

Art Cologne. Poligrafa. Cologne

Art Basel Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Arco. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Madrid

Art Basel Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Art Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Artpalmbeach. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

2001

Secretions. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

Migraciones. Galería Der Reiter. Valencia

Urban Memory. Galería Vértice. Oviedo

Art Basel. Poligrafa. Basel. Switzerland

Art Cologne. Poligrafa. Cologne

52 Frankfurter Buchmesser. Poligrafa. Frankfurt

Art Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Artpalmbeach. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

Kunst Köln. Poligrafa, Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Cologne

Arco. Poligrafa. Madrid

2000

Identitat blaugrana. Foundation Futbol C.Barcelona

Migrations. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Escazú. Costa Rica

Buschlen-Mowatt Fine Arts. Vancouver, Canada

Art Fair Basel. Poligrafa. Basel

52 Frankfurter Buchmesser. Poligrafa. Frankfurt

Art Cologne. Poligrafa. Cologne

Art Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Artpalmbeach. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

1999

The memory. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber. Caracas

Identity. Foundation Daniella Chappard. Caracas

Memory of room’s. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

Identities. MAO. Museo Alejandro Otero. Caracas

Referències. Galeria Bach Quatre. Barcelona

Collection. Museu d’Art de L’Hospitalet. Barcelona

AIDS. Exhibition Solidary Art. Department of Culture. Generalitat Barcelona, Barcelona

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ammán, curator Manuel Romero. Jordan

Galeria Vértice. Oviedo

Art Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Artpalmbeach. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

Fia. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Caracas

Arco. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Madrid

1998

Mesótica II Centroamérica-Regeneración. Museum of Contemporary Art. S.Jo. Costa Rica

The 1998 Biennalie Internacional Cairo, curator Manuel Romero. Egypt

Processes. QCC Art Gallery Quenns. City University. New York

Museo Marugame Hirai. Tokyo

Galleria Transit Fabbrica. Milano

Art Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

Fia. Jacob Karpio Gallery & Espai Miquel Gaspar. Caracas

1997

Procesos. Palacio de la Asamblea, curator Menene Gras. Lima

Pressure. Galleria Transit Fabbrica. Bergamo

Group Show. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica

Art Solidari. Department of Culture. Generalitat de Barcelona, Barcelona

Mostra d’art. Diputación de Tarragona, Tarragona

Arco. Espai Miquel Gaspar, Jacob Karpio Gallery. Madrid

Fia. Jacob Karpio Gallery, Galeria Carles Taché, Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Caracas

Art Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Expoarte. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Guadalajara. Mexico

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

1996

Aggressions. Ralleigh Gallery. Boca Raton. Florida

Mirades. Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Reus. Tarragona

Art Catalunya. Unicef. Palau Robert. Barcelona

Arco. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Madrid

Fia. Karpio Auerbach Gallery. Caracas

Expoarte. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Guadalajara. Mexico

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

1995

Transatlantica. Museo Alejandro Otero. MAO. Caracas

Homage Miró. Sala d’Experiències. Andorra

Aggressions. Galeria Estela Casas. Barcelona

Arco. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Madrid

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

Fia. Karpio Auerbach Gallery. Caracas

Expoarte. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Guadalajara. Mexico

Art Catalan. Palais des Congrés. Montpellier. France

Siac. Galeria Estela Casas. Strasbourg. France

1994

Arco. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Madrid

Art Miami. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Miami

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

Centre d’Art Contemporani. Montornés Vallés. Barcelona

Fia. Karpio Auerbach Gallery. Caracas

1993

Figuración Adversa. Museum of Contemporary Art. MADC. San José. Costa Rica

Abstracción americana. Jacob Karpio Gallery. S.Jo. Costa Rica.

La Terre. Salon d’Octobre. Ville de Brive. France

Centenary Miró. Galeria Estela Casas. Barcelona

Fiac. Galeria Estela Casas. Paris

Art Fair Chicago. Jacob Karpio Gallery. Chicago

Fia. Karpio-Auerbach Gallery. Caracas

1992

Vestigis. Galeria Arteunido. Barcelona

991

1Photographic installation. Town Hall Montornés Vallés. Barcelona

1990

Lineart. De Smedt Christiane Art Gallery. Ghent. Belgium

Galeria Estilo. Barcelona

1989

Arco. Galeria Arteunido. Madrid

De Smedt Christiane Art Gallery. Antwerpen, Belgium

1988

AIDS. Casa Elizalde. Barcelona.

University of Psychiatry. Heidelberg, Germany

1987

Video Installation. Museu Parc dels Castanyers. Montornés Vallés. Barcelona

1986

Homo Classificat. Galeria Estol. Installation. Barcelona

Galeria Melnikow. Heidelberg, Germany

1984

De Smedth Cristiane Art Gallery. Ghent, Belgium

Arco. Video-instalación. Talens. Madrid

 

MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MACSSI. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber. Caracas. Venezuela

MACBA. Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Barcelona

MADC. Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo. San José. Costa Rica

MAVAO. Museo Alejandro Otero. Caracas

Museo Jacobo Borges. Caracas

Museo Marugame. Hirai. Japan

Museo Wifredo Lam. Arte Contemporáneo. La Habana

Museo Internacional El Cairo. Cairo

Museu de L'Hospitalet. Barcelona

Collection Berezdivin. Espacio 1414. Puerto Rico

Fundació Lluís Carulla. L'Espluga de Francolí. Tarragona

Fundació La Caixa. Barcelona

Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona. Barcelona

Fundation Daniela Chappard. Caracas

Fons d'Art. Ajuntament de Salàs de Pallars. Lleida

Fons d'Art. Ajuntament de Salou. Tarragona

Àrea de Cultura. Ajuntament de Torredembarra. Tarragona

Centre Cultural Tecla Sala. Barcelona

Centre Jujol-Can Negre. Sant Joan Despí. Barcelona

France-Secours International. Paris

Àrea de Cultura. Ajuntament de Torredembarra. Tarragona

Artothèque d'Art Anekdota. Paris

University of Psychiatry Heidelberg. Germany

Unicef Art. Barcelona

Instituto Cervantes. Tánger