ABOUT_

Bio_

Brazilian, Sabrina Barrios finished her BFA in Graphic Design (UFSM, 2004) before relocating to London, São Paulo and Berlin. In 2009 she moved to New York to complete her MFA at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute (2012). The artist currently lives between Brooklyn and Rio de Janeiro, using art as an instrument for dialogue, resistance and political change.

 

Recent exhibitions include immersive experiences such as Rise of the Missing Planet (NOoSphere Arts, 2022), Frequency of the Invisible–part 1 (MASM Santa Maria Museum of Art, Brazil, 2019); Frequency of the Invisible–part 2 (BienalSur, Brazil, 2019); Beam (Casa Amarela, Brazil, 2018); Epic of Creation (Arteles, Finland, 2017); The Earth Experiment (No4 Studio, Brooklyn, 2017); Ley Lines (Wassaic Project, NY, 2017); Coup D’etat: How They Did It; and Coup D’etat: How To Resist (Wassaic Project; and Staten Island Cultural Center, NY, 2016); The Horse Rider and The Eagle (Bains Connective, Belgium, 2016); Atlantis (Aabenraa Biennial for Contemporary Art, Denmark, 2015); Zero (Laboratory, WA, 2015); Orion and Vega (Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, 2014); and Degrees of Freedom (Harlem Art Factory Fest, NY, 2013). She has exhibited her paintings at JustMAD Art Fair (Spain, 2016); and Anita Schwartz Gallery (Brazil, 2014 and 2015); videos at Bienal Desde Aquí (Colombia, 2015); and at the MoMA: Abstract Currents (NY, 2013). Residencies/fellowships include The Studios at MASS MoCA (MA, 2017); Arteles (Finland, 2017); The Bronx Museum–The Artist in the Marketplace (NY, 2016); Just Residence–Banco Santander Foundation (Malaga–Madrid, 2016); Bains Connective (Brussels, 2016); and The Wassaic Project (NY, 2015).


Sabrina's work has been included in The Fourth Bronx Museum Biennial in New York (2017); and in the Baku Biennale in Azerbaijan (2019).

Bio_

Sabrina Barrios tem formação em Design Gráfico (UFSM, 2004) e mestrado em Belas Artes (Pratt Institute, 2012). A artista vive atualmente entre o Rio de Janeiro e o Brooklyn, utilizando a arte como instrumento de diálogo, resistência e mudança política.
 

Exposições recentes incluem experiências imersivas como Ascensão do Planeta Desaparecido (NOoSphere, NY, 2022); Frequência do Invisível–parte 1 (Museu de Arte MASM Santa Maria, Brasil, 2019); Frequência do Invisível–parte 2 (BienalSur, Brasil, 2019); Feixe (Casa Amarela, Brasil, 2018); Epopéia da Criação (Arteles, Finlândia, 2017); Experimento Terra (No4 Studio, Brooklyn, 2017); Ley Lines (Wassaic Project, NY, 2017); Golpe de Estado–2 partes (Wassaic Project; e Staten Island Cultural Center, NY, 2016); O Cavaleiro e a Águia (Bains Connective, Bélgica, 2016); Atlantis (Aabenraa Biennial for Contemporary Art, Dinamarca, 2015); Zero (Laboratório, WA, 2015); Orion e Vega (Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, 2014); e Graus de Liberdade (Harlem Art Factory, NY, 2013). Expôs suas pinturas na JustMAD Art Fair (Espanha, 2016); e Galeria Anita Schwartz (Rio de Janeiro, 2014 e 2015); vídeos na Bienal Desde Aquí (Colômbia, 2015); e no MoMA: Abstract Currents (NY, 2013). Residências/bolsas incluem The Studios MASS MoCA (MA, 2017); Arteles (Finlândia, 2017); Museu do Bronx–O Artista no Mercado (NY, 2016); Just Residence–Fundação Banco Santander (Málaga–Madri, 2016); Bains Connective (Bruxelas, 2016); e Wassaic Project (NY, 2015).

O trabalho da Sabrina foi incluído na 4a Bienal do Museu do Bronx em Nova York (2017) e na Bienal de Baku no Azerbaijão (2019).

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Artist Statement_

I create sculptural installations, paintings and drawings that refer to holograms, the metaverse, other dimensions and possible realities. My connection to ancestry, non-hegemonic philosophies and sacred geometry merge with my research on technological networks, such as hyperconnectivity, web 3.0 and augmented reality.

 

These references led me to come up with the concept of "techno-ancestry", which is an invitation to be present in the present, with an understanding of the past and a connection to the future–as well as to Nature, the cosmos and among men. The installations I build insert the public into a technological sphere while simulating our ancestral connection networks.

 

As a baby I was baptized in Umbanda (African-Brazilian religion), a tradition coming from my grandparents, terreiro mediums. This family heritage is visible in the tribal visual patterns, in the ritualistic processes and in matters of ancestry and spirituality that my art triggers. There are also influences from Brazilian indigenous culture and Candomblé.

 

Although in my installations virtual reality seems more real than the material world, given that at first they take us into a technological environment, my work promotes a return to the essence, translated into the simplification of shapes and colors, in codes, symbols, and sacred geometry (an ancient science that explores the energy patterns that create and unify all things, and reveals the way in which the universe is organized).

 

Moreover, in a society swallowed up by the digital illusion of the perfect life, fake news and mechanisms for monitoring personal data; but that still values physical connections, affections and ancestral wisdom; my work reflects the duality between the physical world and the digital world–sometimes antagonistic, other times, complementary.

Sobre a obra da Artista_

A artista Sabrina Barrios cria instalações, pinturas e murais escultóricos que remetem a hologramas, metaverso, outras dimensões e realidades possíveis. Sua conexão com a ancestralidade, filosofias não-hegemônicas e a geometria sagrada se mesclam com suas pesquisas sobre redes tecnológicas, como hiperconectividade, web 3.0 e realidade aumentada.

 

Essas referências a levaram a criar o conceito de "tecno-ancestralidade", que é um convite à presença no presente, com entendimento do passado e conexão com o futuro–bem como com a Natureza, com o cosmos e entre os homens. As instalações criadas pela artista inserem o público numa esfera tecnológica ao mesmo tempo em que simulam nossas redes de conexões ancestrais. 

 

Sabrina foi batizada ainda bebê na Umbanda, tradição vinda dos avós, médiuns de terreiro. Essa herança familiar é visível nos padrões visuais tribais, nos processos ritualísticos e nas questões de ancestralidade e espiritualidade que sua arte deflagra. Estão ali também influências da cultura indígena brasileira e do Candomblé.

 

Ainda que em suas instalações a realidade virtual pareça mais real do que o mundo material, haja vista que num primeiro momento nos remetem a um ambiente tecnológico, a obra da artista promove o retorno à essência, traduzida na simplificação de formas e cores, em códigos, símbolos, e na geometria sagrada (uma ciência antiga que explora os padrões de energia que criam e unificam todas as coisas, e revela a maneira pela qual o universo se organiza.)

 

Em uma sociedade engolida pela ilusão digital da vida perfeita, fake news e mecanismos de monitoramento de dados pessoais mas que ainda preza por conexões físicas, afetos e a sabedoria ancestral, sua obra reflete a dualidade entre mundo físico e mundo digital–algumas vezes antagônicos, outras, complementares.

 

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CV_

EDUCATION FORMAÇÃO

2012 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA | M.F.A.–Fine Arts

2004 Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, RS, BRA | B.F.A.–Graphic Design

 

SOLO SHOWS EXPOSIÇÕES INDIVIDUAIS 

2022 MACS (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Sorocaba) | São Paulo, BRA

2022 Rise of the Missing Planet–NOoSphere | NY, USA 
​2019 Frequency of the Invisible–MASM (Museu de Arte de Santa Maria) | Santa Maria, BRA

2018 Beam–Casa Amarela Providência | Rio de Janeiro, BRA

2017 Birth–Pscheuench Experimental | Zakopane, Poland

2012 “In Finities”–Pratt Institute Gallery | Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

GROUP SHOWS (selection) EXPOSIÇÕES COLETIVAS (seleção)

2022 This Reality–Subject Matter | USA

2022 Through Mossy Ways–I Like Your Work Podcast | USA

2019 Factors 6.0–BienalSur | BRA

2019 Where the Sky Meets the Earth–Baku Biennale | Baku, Azerbaijan
2019 Peito Aberto–Femea Alma Fala | Rio de Janeiro, BRA
2019 Interseções Poéticas (curadoria Fernando Cocchiarale) | Rio de Janeiro, BRA

2019 Ave Eva Evoé Voa–Casa Voa (curadoria Sonia Salcedo) | Rio de Janeiro, BRA

2019 Onyx–Alfa Gallery | Miami, USA
2018 Consciousness–Alfa Gallery | Miami, USA
2018 Partidos–Despina | Rio de Janeiro, BRA
2018 Plano de Fuga–Marques456 | Rio de Janeiro, BRA
2017 Ley Lines–The Wassaic Project | Wassaic, NY, USA

2017 The Fourth Bronx Museum Biennial | New York, NY, USA
2017 Epic of Creation–Arteles | Hämeenkyrö, Finland
2017 Ground Control–No.4 Studio | Brooklyn, NY, USA

2016 Eutopia–The Vanderbilt Republic | Staten Island, NY, USA

2016 The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition | Wassaic, NY, USA
2016 Greenpoint Gallery | Brooklyn, NY, USA
2016 The Horse Rider and The Eagle | Brussels, Belgium

2016 JustMAD–Contemporary Art Fair | Madrid, Spain

2015 Teleportation Machine–Museum Sonderjylland | Aabenraa, Denmark

2015 Bienal Internacional de Arte Desde Aquí | Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

2015 How to Build a Portal to a Hidden Dimension–The Paseo | Taos, NM, USA

2015 Governors Island Art Fair | Governors Island, NY, USA

2015 Aabenraa Artweek–Biennial for Contemporary Art | Aabenraa, Denmark and Flensburg, Germany

2015 Yuga Cycle–Ca'd'oro Gallery NYC | New York, NY, USA

2015 Multiverse–Chashama Yearly Benefit | New York, NY, USA

2015 One–Saranac Art Projects | Spokane, WA, USA

2015 Zero–Laboratory Residency | Spokane, WA, USA
2015 Supernova–The (un)scene | New York, NY, USA

2015 Anita Schwartz Gallery | Rio de Janeiro, BRA
2014 Orion and Vega–Dumbo Arts Festival | Brooklyn, NY, USA
2014 Governors Island Art Fair | Governors Island, NY, USA

2014 Anita Schwartz Gallery | Rio de Janeiro, BRA

2014 Synthetic Zero–Bronx Art Space | The Bronx, NY, USA
2013 Festival NAA | Barcelos, Portugal
2013 Degrees of Freedom–Harlem Art Factory Festival | NY, USA

2013 Inside Outside In, Iota Projects And Pop Up Art Shop | NY, USA

2013 Balaclava Gallery | UK

2013 Dos Sonhos Eu Sou o Amor–MoMA PopRally: Abstract Currents | NY, USA

2013 100 NYC Artists, Galeria de Diseño Casa Prado | Barranquilla, Colombia

2013 Structure and the Multiverse–Striphanger Gallery | Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012 The Sketchbook Project–Brooklyn Art Library | Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012 Fotofluxo 2012: Video Projection in Public Spaces | Rio Grande, BRA

2012 Aquarius–Governors Island Art Fair | NY, USA

2012 Perhaps the Mind Never Dies–Governors Island Art Fair | NY, USA

2012 Virion Biennial | Australia

2012 Small Works–Brooklyn Art Space | Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012 VIP Art Fair–Jury Selected Online Fair | UK

2012 Pratt MFA Exhibit–Pratt Institute Manhattan | NY, USA

2012 Instinct | An Art Encounter | Brooklyn, NY, USA

2011 New Forms (curated by Mickalene Thomas) | Brooklyn, NY, USA

2011 One–Foto na Parede | Rio de Janeiro, BRA

2008 Small Works Great Ideas–APW Gallery | NY, USA

 

RESIDENCIES | FELLOWSHIPS RESIDÊNCIAS

2022 The Kingsland Wildflowers’ Residency | NY, USA

2019 Casa Voa | Rio de Janeiro, BRA
2018 Casa Amarela Providência | Rio de Janeiro, BRA

2018 Despina | Rio de Janeiro, BRA
2018 Marques456 | Rio de Janeiro, BRA

2017 Pscheuench Experimental | Zakopane, Poland

2017 Arteles | Hämeenkyrö, Finland

2017 MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) | Massachusetts, USA
2016 The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM)–The Bronx Museum | NY, USA

2016 Just Residence–Banco Santander Foundation | Malaga, Spain

2016 Bains Connective | Brussels, Belgium

2015 The Wassaic Artist Residency | Wassaic, NY, USA

2015 Aabenraa Artweek | Aabenraa, Denmark

2015 Laboratory Residency | Spokane, WA, USA

2014 and 2015 AIR–4heads Residency Program | Governors Island, NY, USA

2006 Curso Abril de Jornalismo at Editora Abril S.A. | São Paulo, BRA

 

LECTURES PALESTRAS

2022 Montclair State University | Montclair, NJ, USA
2019 Factors UFSM–BienalSur | Santa Maria, RS, BRA
2016 Snug Harbor Cultural Center | Staten Island, NY, USA
2016 The Wassaic Project | Wassaic, NY, USA

2015 The Harwood Museum–Paseo | Taos, NM, USA

2015 Aabenraa Artweek–Biennial for Contemporary Art | Aabenraa, Denmark

2012 “Focus & Motivation”, Hunter College | NY, USA

 

AWARDS PRÊMIOS

2022 Winner of the Broadway Stages Award–The Kingsland Wildflowers' | NY, USA

2015 Harvestworks Artistic Excellence | NY, USA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE EXPERIÊNCIA PROFISSIONAL

2015–present Sr. Art and Creative Director, Sabrina Barrios Studio | Brooklyn, NY, USA
2016–2021 Sr. Art Director, Peloton | NY, USA

2013–2015 Sr. Art Director, Bloomberg LP | NY, USA

2012–2013 Art Director, The Project Relay LLC | International

2011–2012 Co-coordinator/Creative Director, Pratt Institute VALS | Brooklyn, NY, USA

2007–2009 Graphic Designer, Época Negócios Magazine | Edições Globo-Condé Nast
| São Paulo, BRA

2006–2007 Graphic Designer, MTV Magazine | Editora Abril S.A | São Paulo, BRA