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Carlos Barberena

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Les-demoiselles-d_avignon-2
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 2010 Linocut 20" X 19.5"
Chiquita1__after_posada_
Chiquita (after Posada), 2010 Linocut 20" X 16"
La_mcmona
La McMona, 2009 Linocut 22" X 15" © Carlos Barberena
Ofrenda
Ofrenda / Offering, 2009 Linocut 15" X 10.5
The_scream
The Scream, 2009 Linocut 15" X 10.5 © Carlos Barberena
Venus_2
Venus 2.0, 2009 Linocut 12" X 11.5 © Carlos Barberena
A_os_de_miedo
Años de Miedo / Time of Fear, 2009 Linocut 8" X 6" © Carlos Barberena
Hambre
Hambre / Hunger, 2009 Linocut 8" X 6" © Carlos Barberena
Madre_del_desaparecido
Madre del Desaparecido / Mother of the Disappeared, 2008 Linocut 8" X 5"
El_tigre_de_paxila
El Tigre de Paxila, 2008 Linocut and Embossed 9" X 8" © Carlos Barberena
Calaca_jugando_de_poeta
Calaca Jugando de Poeta / Death playing the Poet, 2008 Linocut 13 Cms X 13 Cms © Carlos Barberena
Cesi_n_est_past_une_pipe__detalle_
Ceci n'est pas une pipe / This is not a pipe, 2008 Stencil 8" X 11"
Article-5
Article 5 (english version), 2007 Digital 200 Cms X 150 Cms © Carlos Barberena
Warheads
Warheads, 2008 Digital © Carlos Barberena
He-is-a-bandolero
He is a Bandolero, 2007 Digital 200 Cms X 122 Cms © Carlos Barberena
Nunca-quiso-ser-presidente
Sandino nunca quiso ser Presidente, 2007 Digital © Carlos Barberena
El_sue_o_de_leda
El Sueño de Leda / Leda's Dream, 2007 Drawing © Carlos Barberena
Articulo-5
Artículo 5 / Article 5, 2006 Drawing © Carlos Barberena
Agonia
Agonia / Agony, 2006
Los-migrantes
Los Migrantes / Migrants, 2005 Mixed-media on Cardboard
Abu-ghraib
Abu Ghraib, 2005 Mixed-media on Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
Cardenal-y-ni_a-_detalle_2005
Cardenal y Niña (detail), 2005 Mixed-media on Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
Guantanamo
Guantanamo, 2005 Transfer on Handmade Paper © Carlos Barberena
Abu-ghraib
Abu Ghraib, 2004 Drawing 8.5" X 11" © Carlos Barberena
Osario
Osario, 2004 Mixed-media on Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
Red-water
Red Water, 2004 Mixed-media on Canvas and Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
Navidad-en-guantanamo
Navidad en Guantanamo / Merry Christmas in Guantanamo, 2002 Installation © Carlos Barberena
Paisaje-afgano
Afghanistan's Landscape , 2002 Sculpture © Carlos Barberena
Paisajeafgano
Afghanistan's Landscape (detail), 2002 Sculpture
La_caida_de_icaro
La Caída de Icaro / The fall of Icarus, 2001 Mixed-media on Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
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9/11 Landscape (detail), 2002 Mixed-media on Paper © Carlos Barberena
Paisaje
9/11 Landscape (studio), 2002 Drawing © Carlos Barberena
Zonacero
Zona Cero / Ground Zero , 2001 Mixed-media on Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
Paisaje-interior-ii
Paisaje / Landscape, 2001 Mixed-media on Canvas © Carlos Barberena
Amigos-de-lo-ajeno
Amigos de lo Ajeno / Corruption, 2002 Mixed-media on Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
Exilio-_autorretrato_
Exilio / Exile (self-portrait), 2000 Acrylic on Canvas and Collage © Carlos Barberena
Preso_ii
Preso / Prisoner, 2000 Acrylic on Canvas and Collage © Carlos Barberena
Lisiadodeguerra
Lisiado de Guerra, 1999 Acrylic on Canvas and Cardboard © Carlos Barberena
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Nicaragua
Birth year
1972
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Expressions Graphics
Tags
printmaking, mixed-media, pop, installation, realism, video-art, performance, surrealism, modern, photography, digital, abstract, graffiti/street-art, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, 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.