Maria Theresa Barbist (b. 1979, Schwaz, Austria; lives in Miami) translates traumatic memories and emotional states 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 from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work was exhibited at Kunstpavillion and Neue Galerie in Innsbruck, Austria, the Northern California Performance Platform, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the Wiregrass Museum, the Miami Short Film Festival and the 2018 South Florida Biennial. As part of the BABA Collective she is collecting oral histories of South Florida based artists and creatives and received a community grant from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs for their exhibition series.
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