Laura Anderson Barbata

Terra Incognita
video installation
72 in.

I am committed to the development of sustainable art-centered projects that integrate collaborative and participatory work and a presence in the local community.

For the video installation ‘Tours and Revolutions’ I was interested in confronting and presenting on the screen the visual information that is representative of power and money in conjunction with nature and flight. The screens show us the values in the stock exchange confronted with the lines traced in the sky of telephone wires that tower over us and are the resting place of birds. It takes a look at how culture has constructed notions of power and structure that are secondary to the cycles and movement of life and nature”.

Born in Mexico City Laura Anderson Barbata currently lives and works in New York City and Mexico City where she is Associate Professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México. Her work has received several awards and grants by the Institute of Bellas Artes in México for her drawings, photographs, children’s rehabilitation toys and projects.

Since 1992 she has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Norway and the USA.

Her work is included in various collections private and public, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.

© Laura Anderson Barbata