Laura Anderson Barbata
(Mexico City, Mexico, 1958) Mexican artist currently based in New York 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 that address social justice and the environment. Her practice often combines performance, procession, dance, music, textile arts, costuming, papermaking, zines, and protest. Her work is in various private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City); Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Gallery (Stuttgart, Germany); Fundación Cisneros; Museo Carrillo Gil (Mexico); and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Spain). Anderson Barbata has been Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA, México (1999-2017) and professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (2010-2015). She received the Anonymous Was a Woman 2016 Award and the Mario Trujillo García 2017 Award for Defense of Human Rights (IAP Tabasco, Mexico); Honorary Fellow of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program LACIS (University of Wisconsin); and a fellow of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary TBA21 The Current program. In 2019, she was awarded The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency.