Rosa Barba studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and has, since spring 2013, been a PhD candidate in Fine Arts at the Malmö Art Academy.
Barba has had residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; Iaspis, Stockholm; and Artpace, San Antonio, to name a few.
Recent solo shows include: CAC Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014; Artpace, San Antonio, 2014; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2013; Bergen Kunsthall, 2013; Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2013; MUSAC, León, Spain, 2013; Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2012; Kunsthaus Zürich, 2012; Marfa Book Co., Marfa, 2012; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2012; Fondazione Galleria Civica, Center of Research on Contemporary Art, Trento, and MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy, 2011; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, 2011; Tate Modern, London, 2010; Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, France, 2010; and Center for Contemporary Arts, Tel Aviv, 2010.
Recent group shows: 56th Venice Biennale; Hong Kong Art Centre; 8th Berlin Biennale; MASS MoCA, North Adams, US; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz; La Cinémathèque française, Paris; WIELS, Brussels; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Swiss Institute, New York; International Triennial of New Media Art 2014, Beijing; 19th Biennale of Sydney; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; Liverpool Biennial 2010; 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennale; 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale; and Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva, among others.
Barba’s work is represented in numerous international collections and her work has been published in Rosa Barba: White Is an Image (2011), Rosa Barba: Time as Perspective (2013), and Rosa Barba: In Conversation With (2011)