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Carlos Barberena

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Glacier

Birthplace
Nicaragua

Birth year
1972

Lives in
Chicago

Works in
Expressions Graphics

Website

Tags
sculpture, conceptual, graffiti/street-art, figurative, abstract, digital, photography, modern, surrealism, performance, video-art, realism, installation, pop, mixed-media, printmaking, exhibition/performance

Statement

I am a self-taught artist from Granada, Nicaragua, but I currently live in Chicago, IL, USA.

Art has given me the freedom to travel over the ocean of my memories, permitting me to express my sentiments and through this, dig deeply into the vastness of human knowledge, knowledge which has helped me to better understand the world that surrounds us.  With my work, I seek to be a vector of change, collecting images that pertain to our collective memory and that, in certain form, make reference to painful events in the history of my country and of the world.

I have never become inactive or esthetically dead before the period in which we are living, I have reacted without fear in order to say what needs to be said in the moment in needs to be said, although because of this, some, related to the infrastructures that make art a business, have tried to curtail my freedom by censuring my work.

I have had solo shows in Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua and The United States of America, and my work has been shown in various Art Fairs, Art Biennials, Museums and Galleries in many places including Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, United States of America and Venezuela.

I have created many installations in public spaces in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Venezuela.  My work is included in private and public collections, among them The International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Museum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, the Lia Bermudez Museum in Venezuela, The Printmaking Workshop (Taller de Formación y Producción Gráfica), in Patzcuaro, Mexico, the National Gallery (Galeria Nacional) of Costa Rica, the Cultural Museum of the Caribbean (Museo Cultural del Caribe) in Venezuela, the Praxis Gallery in Nicaragua.

Recent Exhibits

Carlos Barberena participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2012 DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2012
National Museum of Mexican Art
 
Oct, 2012 La Calaca Print Exchange
Atelier International- Art Gallery
 
Nov, 2011 La Calaca Press International Print Exhibit
Casa De Los Tres Mundos
 
Nov, 2011 Calacas
Expressions Graphics
 
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