Brazilian, Sabrina Barrios completed her BFA in Graphic Design (UFSM, 1999–2004) before moving to London and São Paulo. In 2009 she relocated to New York to complete her MFA at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute (2010–2012).
Sabrina’s recent exhibitions include immersive experiences at Aabenraa Biennial for Contemporary Art (Denmark), Paseo Taos (NM) and Laboratory–Spokane (WA) in 2015, Dumbo Arts Festival in 2014 (NY), Harlem Art Factory Fest (NY) in 2013 and In Finities (Brooklyn) in 2012. She has exhibited her paintings at Anita Schwartz Gallery (Rio, Brazil–2014 and 2015), and videos at the MoMA PopRally: Abstract Currents (NY) in 2013. 2015 residencies include The Wassaic Project (NY) and Laboratory Residency (WA).
Sabrina’s multidisciplinary practice deals with psychology and perception. The viewer is invited to walk through her personal trajectory and make it their own.
FRAME OF RESEARCH
The relationship between the self and the collective consciousness, our perception of reality and the gaps in history–that indicate we know very little about the world around us–are recurrent subjects in my work. To bring them to life, research on ancient history, psychology, metaphysics and quantum mechanics is combined with tactile and bodily explorations, inspired by the work of the Brazilian Neo-Concrete movement of the 60’s.
The research I will develop during my residency will be directly influenced by the space I will work in.