RITA BARROS nasceu em Lisboa e vive em Nova Iorque desde 1980.
Fotógrafa freelancer, tem um BA em fotografia pela State University of New York (SUNY), e um MA em Art in Media pela New York University (NYU) / International Center of Photography (ICP). Atualmente é professora-adjunta de fotografia na NYU. Iniciou-se na fotografia em meados dos anos 1980 retratando as grandes figuras do jazz, pop e rock em concerto. De resto, o seu trabalho é íntimo e pessoal, centrado no seu corpo e ambiente quotidiano; também poliforme – da imagem singular à série, performance, vídeo e livro de artista. “BOHEMIA” é a sua primeira exposição retrospetiva.
Rita Barros lives in New York City since 1980 and teaches Photography at NYU. She has a MA in Art in Media: Studio Art from New York University/International Center of Photography, and a B.A., majoring in Photography from SUNY (State University of New York).
Her portraits and cityscapes have been published in many European and American magazines, including New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Nouvel Observateur, Elle, Vogue, Zoom, Expresso, GEO, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, Publico, Marie Claire, Le Monde.
Her first group show was in 1987 (PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, in NY), and since 1992 she had a number of solo shows. Photos from her acclaimed book Fifteen Years: Chelsea Hotel were shown in Havana (Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Museum), in Portugal (Encontros de Coimbra, Galeria 111, Museu da Água), in Brazil (São Paulo Contemporary Art Museum and Secretaria do Estado da Cultura, Curitiba), in Milano (Flash Art Fair) and in Paris (Paris Photo 2010).
Her exhibition Room 1008 a homage to the room where 2001: A Space Odyssey was written, was presented as part of 2001 Oporto European Capital of Culture, Portugal, in São Paulo Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil and Briggs & Robinson Gallery in New York. Olhar Para o Infinito was part of the Bienal de Cascais. Um Ano Depois in Cadeia da Relação do Porto/Centro Português de Fotografia. Her work was also part of Reactions at Exit Art, in NY. Presence of Absence was selected for the exhibition Descubrimientos (Emerging Talents) of Photo Espana 07, at the Museo de Arte Comtemporanea, Madrid, and was shown at Galeria Pente 10 in Lisbon, as well as at Paris Photo 09.
Barros was included in Au Feminin, (a history of women photographers since 1850) curated by Jorge Calado, at Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, 2009.
Her series 3×3 was exhibited at Galeria Pente 10 in Lisbon, at Paris Photo 2010 and was selected by critic, Vince Aletti for the exhibition, Photography Now 2011, at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York.
In 2014, Barros’ work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition “BoHemia: Life and Death at the Chelsea Hotel” curated by Jorge Calado at Biblioteca FCT/UNL, Monte da Caparica, Portugal.
- Bohemia – Life and Death in the Chelsea Hotel
- Jorge CaladoRita Barros
- Quando foi construído no início dos anos 1880 o Chelsea Association Building era o prédio mais alto e maior em Nova Iorque. Reinventado como um hotel residencial, em 1905, logo se tornou o lar não-oficial das artes americanas e uma Meca profana para artistas de todo o mundo. A fotógrafa…
- 3D PUSHOVER 2008 | NONLINEAR STATIC METHODS FOR DESIGN/ASSESSMENT OF 3D STRUCTURES
- Rita BarrosRui Pinho
- A two-day workshop on Nonlinear Static Methods for Design/Assessment of 3D Structures was held at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico - IST) on 5-6 May 2008. The Workshop was co-chaired by Rita Bento (IST, Lisbon, Portugal) and Rui Pinho…