Roberto Barbosa (*1990 Guadalajara, Mexico) lives and works in Frankfurt a.M. Germany. He studied architecture at Städelschule with Prof. Peter Trummer. Throughout his work he explores the relationship between human interactions and the built environment. His collection of line drawings examines notions of desire, perceptions of space and control. They render a landscape of intimacy, anxiety and vulnerability. Roberto Barbosa uses a variety of media to showcase questions of power and identity. His work pushes the boundaries beyond material and form. By combining performances, drawings, sculpture, video and architectural models, the artist creates portals that communicate statements, that explore both the domestic and public space, reflecting on systems of power and order that exist in the world.
ON ENTERING – Bodies in Queer Spaces
Our concept of the self consists of clear demarcations from the other. like a room that is constructed through the walls that surround it. The inside is shielded from the outside. But what happens if we let someone else enter? The lines sketched out as borders become porous while foreign bodies cross. What if we encounter otherness with tender feelings?
The exhibition and residency project enables young artists to use the premises at Fürstenwall 74 for their own work and projects to bring this historic address back into the active life of the city.
Roberto Barbosa, Willi Bucher, Chi-Han Feng, Felix Anatol Findeiß, Sonja Heim, Stefan Knauf, Toni Meyer, Philipp Naujoks, Julie Mia, Sonja Rychkova, Robert Schittko, Catharina Szonn, Lara Werth