Roxana Barba, born in Lima, Peru, is a Miami-based artist, whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of performance, video art, installation and mixed media. At times minimalistic and meditative, and at times layered with multi-sensory storytelling, her artwork gestures towards personal and cosmic paradigms. Roxana often seeks to disarm power structures by drawing connections between healing rituals and delicate atmospheres that strive to use poetry as a gesture of denunciation.
Her interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations and improvisational practices in the development of site-specific works have received support from The Knight Foundation and South Florida PBS, as well as commissions from Miami Light Project, PAXy and Foundation for Emerging Arts and Technologies and invitations to present at the Perez Art Museum Miami and Miami Performance Festival. Her films have also screened and toured internationally.
She is currently working on her new piece Amaru en los Cielos, to be presented in October, 2021 as part of Miami Light Project’s Here & Now Festival 2021 and Kanay, a cross disciplinary performance in collaboration with artist Claudio Marcotulli, set to premiere in 2022. Both works are part of her current artistic research into Andean indigenous cosmovision and iconography.
Roxana pursued undergraduate visual arts studies in her native Perú prior to receiving her BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts (Miami, Florida). She has been in residency at Cucalorus Film Festival (North Carolina, US) and Correlacion Contemporanea (Peru) and became a resident artist at Laundromat Art Space in May, 2021.