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Laura Anderson Barbata
www.lauraandersonbarbata.com
 
Born in Mexico City, Mexico. Lives and works in Mexico City and Brooklyn, New York.
 
Awards/Grants/Honors (Selected):
 
2016
Anonymous Was A Woman. Award 2016 Recipient.
Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence Lectureship (2016-
17). The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, NJ
Awarded Artist in Residence. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Honorary Fellow, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, LACIS.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Celebrating the Genius of Women. Women in the Arts Award. Orlando

 
2015
Fellow. TBA21-The Current. Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art,
Honorary Fellow, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, LACIS.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Arts Institute Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence. University of Wisconsin,
Madison
 
2015-18/2013-10
Miembro del Sistema Nacional para Creadores. Fondo Nacional para la
Cultura y las Artes, CONACULTA, México
 
2013
Segundo Concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea de México. Photography
Award, Fundación Mexicana de Cine y Artes, A.C., México
Selection Committee for Visual Arts Grants. Sistema Nacional de Creadores
de Arte, FONCA-CONACULTA, México
Member of the Advisory Board. Museos Vivos. México
 
2012
Awarded Residency. Interdisciplinary Arts department and Columbia
College Chicago Center for Book and paper, Chicago, IL
 
2011
Member of the Advisory Council of Artistic Dreams International. New York
 
2010
Robin Fund Awarded Residency. Center for Book & Paper and the
Interdisciplinary Arts Department, Columbia College Chicago, IL
 
2005
1st Place School Design. Junior Carnival. National Carnival Commission,
NCC. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
International Studio Programme. Awarded Residency. Office for
Contemporary Art Norway. Oslo, Norway
 
2004
Artista en residencia. Fundación La Llama. Caracas, Venezuela
2002
Grant. The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation Anoka, MN
Artist in Residence, Awarded Residency. CCA7, Caribbean Contemporary
Arts, Trinidad and Tobago
Guest Designer. Amphibian Stage Productions, Connelly Theatre, New York
and TCU, TX
 
2005-99
Miembro del Sistema Nacional para Creadores, Fondo Nacional para la
Cultura y las Artes, CONACULTA, México. 6-year grant
 
2000
Artist as Catalyst, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant, Rutgers Center for
Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ
Libro del Año, Co-editora e impresión de libro artesanal del proyecto
Yanomami Owë Mamotima, Centro Nacional del Libro, Ministerio de
Educación. Caracas, Venezuela
International Artists’ Workshop Residency. Big River 2, CCA7, Caribbean
Contemporary Arts. Trinidad and Tobago
Boréal Art/Nature Centre Residency. Canada Council of the Arts and Conseil
des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. Québec, Canada
 
1999
Artist in Residence. Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Mención Honorífica, IV Bienal Internacional Juguete Arte Objeto. Museo
José Luis Cuevas, México DF
Mención de Honor, III Salón Internacional de Estandartes. Centro Cultural
Tijuana, BC. México
 
1997
Primer Lugar, III Bienal Internacional Juguete Arte Objeto. Museo Jose Luis
Cuevas, México City
 
1989
Premio de Adquisición, Sección Dibujo, Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas.
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, INBA, México City
 
1986
Premio de Adquisición, Sección Dibujo, Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas.
Galería del Auditorio Nacional, INBA, México City
 
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performances (selected):
 
2016-12
Laura Anderson Barbata: Collaborations Beyond Borders. Exhibition. Mary
H. Dana Women Artist Series Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick,
NJ; The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlando, Florida; Helen Louise Textile
Collection Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison; BRIC Art House,
Brooklyn, New York; Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, NL; Museo de la
Ciudad de México; Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Mexico
 
2016
What-Lives-Beneath. TBA21 The Current Convening. Performance in
collaboration with Chris Walker, Amina Blackwood-Meeks, the Brooklyn
Jumbies and the National Dance Company of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica
 
 
2015
Intervention: Indigo. Public street performance in collaboration with Chris
Walker, the Brooklyn Jumbies and Jarana Beat. Brooklyn, New York
 
2013
Harlem Art Factory Festival. Public street performance. Collaboration with
the Brooklyn Jumbies. Harlem, New York
La Repatriación de Julia Pastrana. Exhibition. Festival Internacional
Cervantino. Museo Iconográfico del Quijote, Guanajuato
 
2012
A Flower for Julia. An international call to send a flower to be placed on
Julia´s grave the day of her burial in Mexico and cover her tomb with
thousands of white flowers.
 
2011
Intervention: Wall Street. Public street performance in collaboration with the
Brooklyn Jumbies. Financial District, New York
Zancudos, Zanqueros en Zaachila. Public street performance in
collaboration with the Brooklyn Jumbies and los Zancudos de Zaachila,
Oaxaca, México
 
2010
Among Tender Roots. Exhibition. Columbia College Chicago Center for
Book and Paper Arts. Chicago, IL
 
2009
Jumbies Fort Worth! Performance outreach program in collaboration with the
Brooklyn Jumbies and Amphibian Stage Productions. Fort Worth, TX
 
2008
Jumbies!. Performance and outreach program in collaboration with the
Brooklyn Jumbies and Amphibian Stage Productions. The Modern Art
Museum of Fort Worth, TX
 
2007
Jumbie Camp. Exhibition and street performance featuring the Brooklyn
Jumbies and Stefan Falke. Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York
Jumbies. Private performance for Board of Directors. MoMA, Museum of
Modern Art New York
 
2006
Dos Vírgenes. Exhibition. Galería La Refaccionaria, México City
 
2004
Laura Anderson Barbata. Exhibition. Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York
Consuelo. Exhibition. St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York
 
2003
Kiscelli Múzeum Templomtere. Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary
LAB Work. Exhibition and outreach project. Inter Americas Gallery,
Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
 
2002
Terra Incógnita. Proyecto: Intervenciones Sociales. Exhibition. Ex Teresa
Arte Actual, México DF
 
2001
Fausto-El Espíritu de la Tierra-Ixbalanqué. Exhibition. Peter Herrmann
Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Tours and Revolutions. Exhibition. Freedman Gallery, Albright College
Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
En el Orden del Caos. Exhibition. Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Gallery.
Stuttgart, Germany
 
1998
In The Order of Chaos. Exhibition. Austin Museum of Art. Austin, TX; Dieu
Donné Papermill, New York
 
1997
No-tengo-quien-me-ayude-en-casa. Performance. Museo de Arte
Contemporaneo de Monterrey, MARCO, México
 
1995
La piel de la tierra. Exhibition. Museo de Arte Moderno, INBA. México City
 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions (selected):
 
Upcoming
The Longest Revolution. Feminist Social Practice. Itinerant exhibition.
Revolution at Point Zero. Venues TBC, Chicago
 
2016
Material Cultures. BRIC Art House, Brooklyn, NY
Carnival and Masqerades in a Worldwide Perspective. Nationaal
Museum van Wereldculturen, and Afrika Museum, The Netherlands.
Day of the Dead. Concert in collaboration with Apparatjik, Concha Buika
and Void. Bergen International Music Festival, Norway
Ejercicios exploratorios II. Creadoras contemporáneas en la colección
MACG. Museo Alvar y Carrillo Gil, México City
 
2015
The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quijote.
Character Design. Amphibian Stage Production, Fort Worth, TX
 
2014
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World. Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; El
Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Studio Museum Harlem, NY
Social Paper: Hand Papermaking in the Context of Socially Engaged Art.
Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago
FOCO14. Festival de las Artes ARC, Coquimbo, Chile
 
2012
X Bienal Monterrey, FEMSA. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Monterrey,
México
Invitational: Twenty Jurors. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il
Second Generation. Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Il
 
2011
Mujeres detrás de la lente. 100 años de creación fotográfica en México.
CECUT, Tijuana, México
 
2010
AIO. Art in the Open Philadelphia. Schuykill Banks Park, Philadelphia, PA
Ciudadanas. Museo Universitario del Chopo in collaboration with the Museo
de Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas (MUMA), Mexico City
 
2009
Hecho en casa: Una aproximación a las prácticas objetuales en el arte
mexicano contemporáneo. Museo de Arte Moderno. México City
The Muhheakantuk in Focus, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
The Art of Personal Adornment. Inez and Milton Shaver Gallery, The Dahl
Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
 
2009-07
Cardinal Points. Puntos Cardinales. A Survey of Contemporary Latino and
Latin American Art from the Sprint Nextel Art Collection. Itinerant exhibition,
USA
 
2006
Vestige/Vestigio. Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Cruce de Miradas, Visiones de América Latina. Museo del Palacio de Bellas
Artes, México City
 
2005
Groβ un Quer. Peter Herrmann Gallery. Berlin, Germany
Images For a Better World. Selections from photographers of the Sprint
Collection, Kansas City Museum, Kansas City, KS
Barents Art Triennial. Border Dialogues. Kirkenes, Norway
Bonds of Love. John Connelly Presents, New York
Espejos Invertidos: Arte Contemporáneo de México en los Estados Unidos.
Instituto Cultural de México. Washington, DC
Mexican Report. Mex-Artes Museum, Austin, TX; Blue Star Contemporary
Art Space, San Antonio, TX
 
2004
Altaring the Neighborhood. Local Paradise in New York City. The Interfaith
Center of New York
México, identidad y ruptura. La Caixa Fundación Telefónica, Madrid; Museo
Abelló de El Mollet, Barcelona, Spain
 
2003
México Iluminado. Freedman Gallery, Albright Center for the Arts, Reading,
PA
De lo que soy/Of what I am. Lehman College Art Gallery. Bronx, NY
Paradise Lost? Aspects of Latin American Landscape in Art. Lowe Art
Museum. Coral Gables, FL
 
2002
Kairi 02. Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival. Delux Cinema,
and CCA 7, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
10th Biennial of Visual Arts. Crossings in Pancevo, 2002. Galerija
Savremene Umetnosti, Pancevo, Yugoslavia
Eva und die Schlange. Art Building in The Bodenburg Castle Garden, Bad
Salzdetfurth, Germany
 
2001
Neuberger Museum of Art, 2001 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art. Purchase
College State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Bienal El Barro de America. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber,
Caracas, Venezuela
Nuevas Tendencias. Museo Nacional de Arte. México City
 
2000
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture. Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Growing Cities/Basic Needs. International Women's University, Hannover,
Germany
Territorios Colindantes. La Voz, Festival of the Americas. Santa Fe, NM
Gardens of Pleasure. John Michael Kohler Art Center. Scheboygan, WI
Blemish, Memphis College of Art. Memphis, TN
Environmentally Concerned. Nathan Cummings Foundation, Dante Park,
New York
 
1998
Archive X. O. K Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
Paper +. Dieu Donné Papermill, New York
III Salon Internacional de Estandartes. CECUT, Tijuana, México
II Bienal Internacional Arte Objeto. Museo Jose Luis Cuevas, México
Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad. Antiguo Arzobispado, México City
El cuerpo aludido. Representaciones del cuerpo humano del siglo XVI al
siglo XX. Museo Nacional de Arte, México City
 
1997
Embodied Abstraction. Americas Society, New York
VI Bienal de La Habana. Habana, Cuba
Premio MARCO. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, México
III Bienal de Monterrey. Museo de Monterrey, México
Arte Mexicana. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de la Universidad de São
Paulo, Brazil
 
1996
Metáforas: fotografía construida. Museo de Monterrey, México
Premio MARCO. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, México
 
1995
The Skin of The White Lady. Arctic Foundation. Eindhoven, Holland
Expo Gay. Museo Universitario del Chopo. México City
Autorretrato en México. Museo de Arte Moderno. México City
Salon de Arte Bancomer, México City
 
1994
II Bienal de Monterrey. Museo de Monterrey, México
Paisajes transitados. Centro Cultural Hacienda. México City
Premio MARCO. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, México
 
1993
La mujer en México. Musee d´Art Moderne. Liège, Belgium
La pintura herída. Plástica Jove Mexicana, Centre Cultural de la Fundacio la
Caixa de Terrasa y Museu de L’Empordá, Barcelona, España
 
1992
I Bienal de Monterrey. Museo de Monterrey, México
Eco-Art., Museo de Arte Moderno, Río de Janeiro, Brasil
Mexican Traditions In Contemporary Art. The Armory Center, Pasadena, CA
Chicano-Latino, Parallels & Divergences. El Paso Museum of Art, TX
Four Decades After The Muralists/Cuatro Décadas Después del Muralismo.
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL
 
1991
Recent Acquisitions: Works On Paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
La mujer en México/Women in Mexico. The National Academy of Design,
New York; Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, México City; Museo de
Monterrey, México
La escultura y la UNAM. Museo del Chopo, UNAM, México City
La mujer en la plástica Méxicana. Universidad de Xalapa, Veracruz, México
Dibujo Mexicano de los años ochenta. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
Carrillo Gil, INBA, México City
 
1990
The Face of the Pyramid: A New Generation In Mexico. The Gallery, NY
 
1989
Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Sección Dibujo. Galería del Auditorio
Nacional, INBA. México City
Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Sección Espacios Alternativos.
Galería del Auditorio Nacional, INBA. México City
 
1988
Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Sección Escultura. Galería del Auditorio
Nacional, INBA. México City
Current Arrivals. Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art. New York, NY
Expresiones Hispanas. Centro Cultural Mexicano. San Antonio, TX; Arvada
Center For The Arts And Humanities. Arvada, CO; South West Museum, Los
Angeles, CA
 
1987
X años del Salón de Artes Plásticas. Museo de Arte Moderno. México City
Encuentros 92. Itinerant exhibition. Spain
 
1986
Small Wonders. The Aspen Museum. Aspen, CO
Pintores Americanos en Madrid. Centro Cultural Casa Del Reloj. Madrid,
Spain
Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Sección Dibujo. Galería del Auditorio
Nacional, INBA. México City
 
Catalogues/Bibliography/Press (Selected):
 
2017
The Eye of the Beholder: Julia Pastrana´s Long Journey Home. With essays
by: Jan Bondeson, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Grant Kester, Bess
Lovejoy and Nicholás Marquez-Grant. Marquand Books
 
2016
Wolf, Lea. Material Culture. Tatter-BRIC publication
 
2015
Cochran, Jessica and Melissa H. Potter. Social Paper. Epicenter, Center for
Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. pp.48-49
 
 
2014
Tancons, Claire and Krista Thompson. En Mas' : Carnival And Performance
Art Of The Caribbean. Independent Curators International, New York and
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.
Tancons, Claire. "Occupy Wall Street: Carnival Against Capital?
Carnivalesque As Protest Sensibility". In The Political Aesthetics Of Global
Protest. The Arab Spring And Beyond., 1st ed. Edinburgh University Press in
association with The AGA Khan University. pp 291-319
Contemporary Arts and Encaustic. Documentary for University Libraries.
Director: Catherine Nash. USA
Julia Pastrana. Documentary for French Television. Director: Sandrine
Conte. France
 
2012
Novozhenova, Sasha. Art and Activism in Russia and Abroad. Artchronika
Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia. March 2012, pp. 87-94
Marclary, K.T. Artistic Intervention: Laura Anderson Barbata. Mujeres,
February 2012, pp. 24-25
Woodal, Stephen, Potter, Melissa, Anderson Barbata, Laura. Practice 1.
Studio Research from the center for Book and Paper Arts. Columbia
College Chicago, Il. Spring 2012
Gamez, Silvia. Julia Pastrana. Periódico Reforma. 27 de Febrero, 18 de
Junio, 28 de Junio, 2012
Cotter, Holland. Caribbean: Crossroads of the World. New York Times.
Art and Design. June 16, 2012. Works by Laura Anderson Barbata at the
Queens Museum of Art. pg 5 online
 
2011
Tancons, Claire. Occupy Wall Street: Carnival Against Capital?
Carnivalesque as Protest Sensibility. e-flux journal. Issue 30. 12-2011
Gamez, Silvia. Julia Pastrana. 31 de octubre, 1 de Noviembre, 24 de
Noviembre, 10 de Diciembre, 2011
 
2010
Potter, Melissa. Among Tender Roots: Laura Anderson Barbata
(Exhibition catalogue). Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia
College Chicago, IL
Collischan, Judy. Made in the U.S.A., iUniverse, Inc., New York, pp.425
 
2009
McGregor, Jennifer. The Muhheakantuck in Focus. (Exhibition catalogue).
Wave Hill, Bronx, pp.5, 6
 
2008
Williams, Maxwell. Jumbie Camp. Tokion, Vol. 2 No. 2, January, 2008,
pp.118-123
 
2007
Cotter, Holland. Designs for Dancing in the Street, The New York Times,
Friday, September 7, 2007. Weekend Arts. Vol. CLVI..No. 54,060. Pg.E30
Collins, Judy. Sculpture Today. Phaidon Press, UK. pp.154-155
Ferrer, Elizabeth. Cardinal Points (Exhibition catalogue). ExhibitsUSA,
Kansas City, pp.16, 17
Landi, Ann. Jumbie Camp, ARTnews, Vol 106, No 10, November 2007,
pp.222
Kartofel Graciela. Laura Anderson-Barbata, ArtNexus, No. 67 Vol 6, pp.
172, 173
 
2006
Bauer, Ute Meta and Von Spreter, Stephanie. A Travelogue: Transbord.
Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo, Norway
Moko Jumbies. Documentary. German Television. Director: Harald Rumpt
 
2005
The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad, Moko Jumbies, Photographs by Stefan
Falke. Pointed Leaf Press; New York, NY
De la Academia a la Institución (Exhibition catalogue). Consejo Nacional
para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Museo del
Palacio de Bellas Artes. Landucci Editores, México
2004
160 Años de Fotografía en México, CENART-Centro de la Imágen. Editorial
Oceano; pp.89
 
2003
Sárosdy, Judit and Martínez de León, Grisell. Laura Anderson Barbata
(Exhibition catalogue). Kiscelli Múzeum Templomtere, Budapest, Hungary
 
2001
Heartney, Eleanor. Neuberger Museum of Art, 2001 Biennial Exhibition of
Public Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. pp.6,10,11
Debroise, Olivier. Abstracción, transformación y no figuración, Consejo
Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. pp.5, 6
Kreis, Elfi. Afrika, Amazonas, Mon Amour. Ansichts Sache, Berliner
Kunstmagazin der besonderen Art1. Oktober 2001, pp.10, 11
 
2000
Fajardo, Cecilia. Traces of Infinity (Exhibition catalogue). Galeria Ramis
Barquet, New York; Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Arteaga, Agustín. Apuntes para una colección del siglo XXI. Nuevas
adquisiciones de obra de arte, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, México
DF; pp.12, 36
Escallón, Ana María and Zenetou, Artemis. Mastering the Millennium, Art of
The Americas, The Art Museum of the Americas. Washington D.C. pp.25
Stein, Axel. Cuentos del Orinoco y Otros Relatos, (Exhibition catalogue).
Sala Mendoza. Caracas, Venezuela
De la Academia a la Institución (Exhibition catalogue). Consejo Nacional
para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Museo del
Palacio de Bellas Artes. Landucci Editores, México
Borras, Maria Llüisa. Between Poetry and Commitment. Art Nexus, no. 36
May-July, pp.48-52
Sneider Enriquez, Mary. Laura Anderson Barbata, Ramis Barquet Gallery,
New York, Art Nexus, no. 35, Enero-Marzo 2000, pp.136-137, February-
April 2000, pp.144-145
Goodman, Jonathan. Laura Anderson Barbata, Wave Hill, Sculpture
Magazine, Vol.19, No.1, January/February 2000, pp.61, 62
 
1999
Zimmer, William. Tracing a Path, Real and Historical, The New York Times,
Sunday, October 31, 1999. pp.16
Monsalve, Yasmín. Laura Anderson revaloriza el mundo indígena, El
Universal, 25-2-99, pp.3-12
 
1998
Hiebert, Helen. Papermaking with Plants, Storey Books, Pownal, VT;
pp.76, 77
Krassny, Elke. Archive X, Investigations of Contemporary Art (Exhibition
catalogue). O. K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Oberösterreich; Linz, Austria
Ferrer, Elizabeth. In the Order of Chaos/En el orden del Caos, (Exhibition
catalogue), The Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Galeria Ramis
Barquet, New York, NY
Stein, Axel. Amazonien Alphabet, Lebenskunstwerke (LKW), Kunstforum,
Bd. 142, Oktober-Dezember 1998, pp.80-89
Costa, Eduardo. Report from Havana, The Installation Biennial, Art in
America, No.3, March 98, pp.53
 
1997
Weiss, Rachel. The Sixth Havana Biennial, Art Nexus, No. 26,
October/November 97, pp.72-75
Heartney, Eleanor. Embodied Abstraction at the Americas Society, Art In
America, October 1997, vol. 85, #10, pp.123-124
 
1996
Garcia, Emma Cecilia. Metáforas, Museo de Monterrey, México
 
1995
Sullivan, Edward J. Latin American Women Artists,1915-1995, The
Milwaukee Art Museum Press, Milwaukee, WI; pp.63
 
1994
Sullivan, Edward J. Latin American Art In The Twentieth Century, Phaidon
Books, London; pp.10, 12
 
1993
Sullivan, Edward J. Regards de Femmes (Exhibition catalogue). Musee d´Art
Moderne. Liège, Belgium; pp.134-137
Juanes, Jorge. La pintura herida, Fundació Cultural De La Caixa De
Terrassa, Barcelona, España; pp.24-25
Tibol, Raquel. Laura Anderson recicla objetos tribales, Proceso, No.956,
pp.67
 
1990
Espinoza, Antonio. Four Decades After The Muralists/Cuatro Decadas
Despues Del Muralismo, (Exhibition catalogue). Kimberly Gallery,
Washington, DC; pp.20-23
Messinger, L.M. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Fall 1991, The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; p.69
 
1989
Sullivan, Edward J. La Mujer En México/Women In Mexico (Exhibition
catalogue). The National Academy of Design, New York, NY; Centro Cultural
de Arte Contemporáneo, México City
 
Teaching, Lectures and Panels (Selected):
 
2016
Mapping Resistance and Resilience in Latin American, Caribbean, and
Iberian Studies, Roundtable 3: Advocacy. Panel discussion. The Seminar
on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, SALALM LXI,
Charlottesville, VA
Allies or Aliens: Collaborating Across Cultures. Panel discussion. Open
Engagement, Oakland, CA
The Repatriation of Julia Pastrana. Transdisciplinary/Transnational Social
Art Practice. Lecture and Workshop. The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA
Lo Común: ¿Empatia o Conflicto?. Lecture and Workshop. Escuela
Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda, Instituto
Nacional de Bellas Artes, INBA, México City
 
2015
Material in Motion. Keynote Lecture. North American Textile
Conservation Conference. Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian,
New York
Social Practice in and Around Latin America. Panel discussion. ASAP7,
Arts and the Present, Greenville, SC
 
2015-10
Associate Professor. Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La
Esmeralda, INBA. México City
 
2015
Associate Professor. University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
2012
 Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA, CONACULTA. Mexico. Tutor and Juror.
Community Art and Social Action. Lecture. Teacher´s College. Columbia
University, New York
Premio Centenario, MACO. Juror for selection and awards. Acquisition
Awards. Fundación Cuervo, México City
 
2011
Festival Ma(yo) en Oaxaca. Laura Anderson Barbata, los Zancudos de
Zaachila y los Brooklyn Jumbies. Lecture and Performance in Barrio de
Jalatlaco. Secretaría de las Artes y Cultura del Estado de Oaxaca la
Curtiduría Espacio Contemporáneo, Oaxaca de Juarez, México
Laura Anderson Barbata: Etica y Arte, Intercomunalidad y Refugiados.
Jornadas de Reflexión en Torno al Día Mundial del Refugiado. Coordinado
por el Centro de Investigaciones de América Latina y el Caribe de la
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. México City
Apparatjik Mini Summit. Sustaining Creativity-Creating Sustainability. Globe
for Frankfurt and the World; Art Music and Performance. Deutsche Bank
Towers. Hosts: Apparatjik and Ute Meta Bauer. Frankfurt, Germany
 
2010
Sin lo uno no hay lo otro, TEDxDF. Teatro de la Ciudad, México City
In the Order of Chaos: XXI Century Living in the Amazon. Lecture. MIT
Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Fall 2010 Lecture Series. Give Me
Shelter: Second Skin for Extreme Environments?, Cambridge, MA
Art in the Social Realm. Lecture. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Among Tender Roots. Lecture. Columbia College Chicago Center for Book
and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
Art in the Social Realm. Lecture. Golden Auditorium. Columbia University, NY
 
2008
Art in the Social Realm. Lecture. The Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, TX
 
2007
Art in the Social Realm. Lecture. Teachers College. Columbia University, NY
 
2006
Elective Affinities. Lecture and Workshop. The Brite Borderlands Center,
TCU. Fort Worth, TX
 
2005
Moko Jumbies and Trinidad Carnival. Lecture. Bowdoin College, ME
Papermaking in the Amazon. Lecture. Friends of Dard Hunter Conference.
Salt Lake City, UT
Gift From the Sea in Life and Art. Lecture and workshop. Gift From the Sea
Festival. Lindbergh Foundation, Captiva, FL
 
2004
¿Esto es Arte?. Lecture. Fundación Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela
Arte y Sociedad. Workshops: March, April, December. Instituto de Cultura de
Yucatán, Mérida, México
Arte y Sociedad. Lecture. Teatro Mérida, Instituto de Cultura de Yucatán.
Mérida, México
Proyectos Editoriales Indígenas. Panel discussion. Auditorio del Museo de
Bellas Artes. Organized by XI Feria Internacional del Libro, Caracas,
Venezuela
 
2003
International Contemporary Art Experts Forum ARCO’03. Art and Feminism:
Creating Visibility/Re-writing History (1/2) Madrid, Spain
Yanomami Owë Mamotima project. Lecture. The Explorer’s Club. Charles
and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. New York, NY
CCA7’s Talk Series. Caribbean Contemporary Arts, CCA7, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago
Conversations Across Cultures: Mexican Ways of Knowing. Lecture.
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Public Art In Mexico: New Traditions. Panel discussion. First Union Theatre,
Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Mexico Iluminado: Yanomami Owë Mamotima project by Laura Anderson
Barbata. Lecture. Perkins Auditorium, Penn State University, Berks, PA
 
2002
Laura Anderson Barbata: Empowering Amazon Schools to Preserve Native
History Through Production of Recycled Paper and Handmade Books. Global
Vision-Global Solutions. Lecture. The Charles A. and Anne Morrow
Lindbergh Foundation, Little Falls, MN
 
2000
Growing Cities/Basic Needs. Lecture. International Women’s University,
Hannover, Germany
 
1999
Woodlands science and art spring workshop. Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
 
1998
Embodied Abstraction. Panel discussion. Americas Society, New York, NY
 
1998
In the Order of Chaos. Lecture. Austin Museum of Art, TX
 
1997
Making Paper in the Venezuelan Amazon. Lecture. Dieu Donne Papermill,
New York, NY
 
Socially Engaged Projects:
 
Ongoing-
2005
The Repatriation of Julia Pastrana.
A multi-dimensional project involving research, correspondence with
University Scholars and The National Committee for Ethical
Evaluation of Research on Human Remains in Oslo, Norway to
present the case of Julia Pastrana before the committee for reevaluation
with the objective that her body to be removed from the
Schreiner Collection in Oslo, Norway and returned to Mexico for
burial. In 2012 by the request of Laura Anderson Barbata enlisted the
Governor of Sinaloa C. Mario López Valdéz to request before
authorities the repatriation of Julia Pastrana to her home state of
Sinaloa and was buried in Sinaloa de Leyva on the 12th of February,2013.
The project includes a documentary with Indie Films Norway,
Sandrine Conte (see in bibliography), a book and a multidisciplinary
work in collaboration with international musicians and artists:
Apparatjik, Buika, for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo
scheduled to premiere in 2019.
 
Pastrana, (1834-1860) an Indigenous woman born in the state of
Sinaloa, Mexico. She was a gifted singer who performed in English,
Spanish and French. Julia had a mezzo-soprano voice, played the
guitar and was a graceful dancer. She was known to love people and
to give generously to charity. She performed for audiences all over
Europe and the United States. Julia Pastrana suffered from one of
the most extreme cases of congenital generalized hypertrichosis
lanuginosa on record and from severe gingival hyperplasia. Due to
her condition, her face and body were covered with thick hair and her
jaw was disproportionately large. After her death, her body was
embalmed and was exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the
United States for over 100 years. Her body was kept at the Schreiner
Collection at the University of Oslo, Norway until the 9th of February,
2013, when official custody of Pastrana was transferred to the
Government of Mexico and the State of Sinaloa, represented by
Laura Anderson Barbata.
 
Ongoing-
2002
Moko Jumbies. Trinidad and Tobago, USA and Mexico. The work began with
Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Arts and Culture in Trinidad and Tobago,
and in 2007 the Brooklyn Jumbies joined the project. The project provides -
free of charge- extracurricular activities to youth in low-income areas, as well
as reviving the art and tradition of West African stilt dancing. My artistic
interventions include thematic development and costuming for street
performances created with volunteers and residents of the neighborhood.
Through artistic interventions during special events, carnival competitions,
workshops and outreach programs, the group reinforces social ideals such
as healthy life choices and respect for cultural heritage. In 2009 the project
expanded to Mexico to include Los Zancudos de Zaachila, a traditional stiltdancing
group from that honors the patron saints of Zaachila, Oaxaca.
 
2013-
2009
Art and Ethics. Quarterly discussion group initiated in collaboration with
students of La Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La
Esmeralda, INBA. The discussions are open to the public. Participating
NGO members: GreenPeace, Casa Africa, Isla Urbana, Amnesty
International, TEDxDF, Casa del Migrante, Casa del Refugiado, Casa del
Estudiante, International Artists for Saharawi.
 
Ongoing-
2002
Papeles Lacandones. Mexico. Papermaking project with the Lacandon
people of the Chiapas Lacandon forest. This papermaking project
emphasizes the balance between conservation of culture and nature,
following the pattern of The Rainforest Paper Project, Yanomami Owë
Mamotima. The project is working to produce paper made from local fibers
and recycle waste paper products. Involved in the project are Lacandon
experts in natural pigment and fibers. In cooperation with Na Bolom, Centro
Cultural, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
 
Ongoing
-2001
GRAS, Grande Riviere, Trinidad, West Indies. GRAS is a paper-making
project taking place within the local school of Grande Riviere. The school
has now adopted the paper-making project into their curricula, creating the
possibility for children to develop their creative skills and be involved in art
through recycling. The students have been invited to lead workshops in
schools throughout Trinidad and have successfully taught and shared their
papermaking knowledge with over 200 children and adults. The goal of the
project is to become a self-sustaining producer of fine quality 100% natural
fiber paper. This project provides the people of Grande Riviere an
empowering alternative for generating a means of revenue without having to
leave their village in search for a job in the city, where their quality of life
would be greatly diminished.
 
Ongoing
– 1992
Rainforest Paper Project, Yanomami Owë Mamotima. Estado de Amazonas,
Venezuela. The Yanomami Paper Project is an ongoing initiative, working
with the Yanomami community living in the Venezuelan Amazon Rainforest.
This project was developed directly with the community, and holistically
addresses several needs at once: the need for the Yanomami to document
their own history, their need of an ecological method of recycling obsolete
text books and other paper refuse, and the need to create a new means of
revenue without disturbing their cultural and ecological environment. In 2000
the first book produced by this project received the award of Best Book of
the Year from the Centro Nacional del Libro of Venezuela. This book is now
part of collections both private and public, including the Cotsen Library
Collection of Princeton University, the Gimbel Library of Parsons School of
Design in New York, and the Spencer Collection of the New York Public
Library. In 2002 the project received the Charles A. and Anne Morrow
Lindbergh Grant. In 2004, the project was guest of honor at the XI Feria
Internacional del Libro, Caracas, Venezuela. The Rainforest Paper Project is
a sponsored project of New York Foundation of the Arts, a 501(c)(3), taxexempt
organization.
 
1997
SUBIR. The Cotocachi-Cayapas Reserve, Ecuador. Training the community
of Cuellajé to make hand-made paper from cabuya fiber and helping to
establish a self-run paper mill. Sponsored by CARE Ecuador, through
Rutgers University, NJ and Dieu Donne Papermill, NY
 
Collections (Selected):
 
American Express Company, México
Biblioteca Central Magna, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey,
México
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, México, D.F.
Fundaçao Bozano-Simonsen, Río de Janeiro, Brazil
Fundación Cisneros. New York
Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México, D.F., México
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Alvar Y Carmen T. Carillo Gil, México City
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Museo de Arte Moderno, México City
Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguerez, Zacatecas, México
Museo Jaureguia, Navarra, Spain
San Antonio Museum, San Antonio, TX
Sprint Nextel Art Collection, Overland Park, MO
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Universidad Autónoma de México, México D.F., México