Barbara Marcel

Visual artist, filmmaker, curator and researcher

(Rio de Janeiro, 1985)

Barbara Marcel (b. Rio de Janeiro, 1985) is a visual artist, filmmaker, curator and researcher interested in the cultural roots of nature, in the epistemological crossroads between Brazil and Germany, and in the various colonialities that to this day extractively pervade the territory of Latin America. Marcel graduated in Film Studies in Rio de Janeiro, holds an MA from the Art in Context Institute at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK) and was a PhD candidate at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar between 2015-2021 as a research fellow of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Parallel to her individual research, she works regularly with other artists, researchers and activists on projects around ecological relations and processes of thought and practice in times of environmental collapse and increasing social inequalities. She has been living in Berlin since 2009 and is currently one of the 12 Berlin Artistic Research Grant Program Fellow 2022-23. Her videos and installations have recently been shown at HAU Theater Berlin; SESC Pompéia, São Paulo; Visions du Réel Film Festival 2022, Nyon; ifa gallery, Stuttgart; Centro de Arte Sonoro de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Onassis Institute, Athens; Biennal de Artes Mediales Santiago de Chile; Yango Biennal, Kinshasa RD Congo; ZKM I Karlsruhe; Berlinische Galerie; Gemeinde Gallery, Köln; Savvy Contemporary Berlin; Broad Art Museum, Michigan U.S.A; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; V240, Amsterdam; Omonoia Athens Biennial; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig; 175 Gallery Seoul, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, among others.