Laura Anderson Barbata

Playwright & Performer

Born in Mexico City, Laura Anderson Barbata is a transdisciplinary artist currently based in Brooklyn and Mexico City. Since 1992 she has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Venezuelan Amazon, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Norway, and the United States. Barbata is also known for her project Transcommunality (2001–ongoing), working with stilt walkers, artists and artisans from Mexico, New York, and the Caribbean. This project has been presented at various museums, schools, and other venues, in the US, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Singapore. The Eye of the Beholder (Playwright/Performer, 2018) was her first Amphibian Production. 


Coming in 2021

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Laura Anderson Barbata - Costume Designer
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Accolades & Information

Her work is in various private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; el Museo de Arte Moderno, México D.F.; Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California; Museo Jaureguía, Navarra, Spain and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Sculpture Today (Phaidon Press), Kunstforum Germany, ARTnews, Art in America, ArtNexus, and 160 Años de Fotografía en México (INBA).