Laura Anderson Barbata (b. 1958, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works between Mexico City, Mexico and Brooklyn, New York, USA. Since 1992, she has developed sustainable and art-centred projects integrating collaborative and participatory work that address issues of social justice, civil and Indigenous rights, and the environment. She has initiated numerous projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Norway and the USA, documenting the Indigenous communities and traditions, which combine character and narrative development with numerous collaborators. Her selected exhibitions include Recent Acquisitions: Works On Paper, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (1991); La Repatriación de Julia Pastrana, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Museo Iconográfico del Quijote, Guanajuato, Mexico (2013); La extraordinaria historia de Julia Pastrana, Centro Cultural España, Santiago, Chile (2018); Intervención: Indigo, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico (2019); Transcommunality, Newcomb Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA (2021). She has received grants from FONCA Mexico (2010, 2014, 1999); Honorary Fellow, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies LACIS, UW Madison (2015–ongoing); the Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2016); Mario Trujillo García Defense for Human Rights Award (2017) and Rockefeller Bellagio Artist in Residence (2019).

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