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Public Lecture by Laura Anderson Barbata

November 1, 2016

5pm Reception | 5:30pm Lecture

Join us to hear Mexican-American artist and the
2016-2017 Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist
discuss her artwork.

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Parking for this event available in Douglass Deck & Lot 70

Laura Anderson Barbata’s work focuses on participatory art initiatives that document communities and traditions, using storied art forms as platforms for social change, contemporary performance, group participation, and protest. Her collaborative and ongoing transdisciplinary works have been initiated in places such as the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, USA, and Mexico. Her practice intertwines traditional and contemporary mediums, so-called “fine art”, popular art, and craft and folk customs forging links between the past and present, as well as the individual and community. Barbata’s work is included in numerous private and public collections, among them, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; and Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.

This lecture is in conjuntion with the exhibition Laura Anderson Barbata: Collaborations Beyond Borders.


Laura Anderson Barbata, Born in Mexico City and based in New York City. Professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México. Her transdisciplinary work has received grants and awards from Bellas Artes and FONCA. Since 1992 has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, the USA, and Mexico. Her work is included in various private and public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.
Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA-CONACULTA, México.

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries (RUL). CWAH is a unit in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and a consortium member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. The Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist exhibitions and events are funded in part by the Estelle Lebowitz Memorial Fund.

Rutgers University co-sponsors include: Art Library-RUL, Center for Cultural Analysis, Center for Women and Work, Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA), Department of Anthropology, Department of Art History, Department of Fine Arts-Camden, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Visual Arts-Mason Gross School of the Arts, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Douglass Residential College (DRC), Global Village-DRC, Institute for Research on Women, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Margery Somers Foster Center-RUL, Paul Robeson Galleries-Newark, Zimmerli Art Museum. Additional co-sponsor: New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Laura Anderson Barbata is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA-CONACULTA, Mexico; and the Julia Pastrana project is supported by the Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA-CONACULTA, Mexico.


November 1, 2016
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Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States


Nicole Ianuzelli