Resume

Using the unconscious as a playground for creation, Maria Theresa Barbist (b. 1979, Schwaz, Austria; lives in Miami) translates traumatic experiences into performative actions, moving pictures and sculptural objects. She holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Innsbruck and received her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Barbist performed at the Miami Performance International Festival, the Northern California Performance Platform and multiple venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and South Florida. Her work was recently included in the survey “Intersectionality in South Florida” at the Museum for Contemporary Art North Miami, Artfields and the Miami Short Film Festival.

Education

2005 PhD in Psychology, University Innsbruck, Austria
2009 Psychodrama Psychotherapy Diploma, University Innsbruck, Austria
2010 Movement-based Expressive Arts Education and Therapy, Tamalpa Institute, Kentfield, CA
2014 MFA in New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Selected Exhibitions & Performances

2017
SALON EXPANDED, Kuenstlerhaus Buechsenhausen, Innsbruck, AT
MIAMI PERFORMANCE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, Edge Zones, Miami, FL
BISTOURY 305 + HAVANA INTERNATIONAL IMPROV FEST, Miami, FL and Havana, CU
HOT HOUSE, Design Sublime, Miami, FL
9 TOPICS TRIAD, Arthill Gallery, London, UK
ARTFIELDS, Lynches Lake Historical Society, Lake City, SC
EXPOSED, Art and Culture Center Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
THE NERVE, FAT Village Projects, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2016
ERIE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Erie, PA
MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, MIAMI, FL
SMASH AND GRAB, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
FIBERISH, curated by Pip Brant, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
INTERSECTIONALITY IN SOUTH FLORIDA, curated by Richard Haden, MoCA, North Miami, FL
LOS ANGELES CINEFEST, Los Angeles, CA
MIAMI PERFORMANCE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, Edge Zones, Miami, FL
PAMM STAFF ART EXHIBITION, University of Miami Gallery, Miami, FL
NOLA SHORT FILM COMPETITION, FilmGate, O Cinema Wynwood, Miami, FL
WISH YOU COULD HAVE SEEN THIS, curated by Ma Li, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
RECENTLY ACQUIRED, curated by Mindy Solomon, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL
A REAL SHIT SHOW, Flowerbox Projects, Miami, FL

2015
WEST OF CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, honorable mention, Miami Lakes, FL
WE PLAY SO HARD AT BEING HUMAN, curated by Kate Barton, curatingcontemporary.com
ART FALLOUT, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
7th ALL-MEDIA JURIED BIENNIAL, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
9 TOPICS GUEST EXHIBIT, Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL
COLLABO 5, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
TALK BACK, Edge Zones, Miami, FL
FADENSPIELE, Solo Exhibition, Swenson Gallery, Miami, FL
MIAMI PERFORMANCE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, FL
ON TIME, ON ACCIDENT, curated by Cassidy Garbutt, Gallery 102, Washington, DC

2014
EINKEHR, Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco, CA
FRAGMENTS, Bay Area Student Film Festival, Berkeley, CA
IF…, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA
MIAMI PERFORMANCE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, Edge Zones, Miami, FL
PRINCIPAL, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Show, The Old Mint, San Francisco, CA
ENGENDERING PERFORMANCE: A CALL AND RESPONSE, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
TIME/SPACE, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PERFORMANCE PLATFORM, San Francisco, CA
GENERATION, Something Spacious, Oakland, CA
THE MATERIALITY OF TABLEAU, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
BEGEGNUNG, 100 Performances for the Hole, SOMarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013
PAINTING BETWEEN ACTION AND IDEA, curated by Liam Everett, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
BORDER/LINE, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
VISUAL TRANSLATIONS, Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA
CONTINUING MFA SHOW, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SPUREN: WE LEAVE TRACES, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
LEBENSBILDER – Life in Pictures, Solo Exhibition, Studio 16 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
FRAGILE CONNECTIONS, Solo Exhibition, Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
100 PERFORMANCES FOR THE HOLE, Somarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Residencies

ProjectArt, Culmer/Overtown Library, Miami, FL
Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
Scrawl Center for Drawing, San Francisco, CA

Selected Bibliography

We are moving stories. “Erie International Film Festival – Testimony“. online, 2016.
Open Studio Press. “Studio Visit Magazine Volume 34”. Boston, 2016
Arroyo, Eddie. “Miami Performance International Festival.” Miami Rail, Fall Issue (2014).
San Francisco Art Institute. “Principal, MFA Catalogue.” San Francisco, 2014.
Root Division. “MFA NOW 2014 Archive.” San Francisco, 2014.
Contemporary Performance. “Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015.” New York, 2015.
Barbist, Maria Theresa. “Einkehr“. Bruderherz Verlag. San Francisco, 2014.