DOM BARRA approached and started his practice in the field of visual art during his 7 years of life in England, Great Britain, also studying at the Leeds College of Art and Design. His creative production interested a wide use of techniques such as installation, digitally manipulated pictures, mixed media painting… Read More
DOM BARRA approached and started his practice in the field of visual art during his 7 years of life in England, Great Britain, also studying at the Leeds College of Art and Design. His creative production interested a wide use of techniques such as installation, digitally manipulated pictures, mixed media paintings with a choice of subjects spreading from works with sociopolitical concerns to works with a more introspective theme.
The perpetuating creative dialectic of D. Barra results in a constant research for innovative artistic results in matters of subjects and the ways that they can be depicted. Lately his main focus is glitch art and a strong dedication in studying/researching/experimenting with all sorts of pleaseing/disturbing noises.
His worsks are featured on various magazines, website and blogs such as Revolutionart Magazine, Players, The Villager Newspaper, Time Out New York, Interartive, Thvndermag, gl1tchf4c3, YouBizarre, 15Folds, I am curating, M0N3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US, Electric Objects, The Multiple Exposure Project, Animal New York, Nerve, Darlin, MashKulture, DailyBest, Detailverliebt and d1Ɍ+y̶ ̶N̶3WWW_M3DI∆ which he also co-curate with Jon Cates + Shawné Michaelain Holloway. Barra has collaborated with New Hive for the project “Major Tendons” curated by Molly Soda. For this project the artist created a powerful gifwall installation as the visual art to match the music track “Remembrance” by american producer Suicideyear.
D. Barra has exhibited either in Italy or abroad his native country. Among the shows we can recall the RE/Mixed Media Festival 2012 and 2014 in New York curated by Tom Tenney and the Cloud Makers and Open Tech: An Open Exhibition in Vancouver (Canada) curated by Erik H Zepka and also “The Wrong”, the first Net and Digital Art Biennale.
Barra has worked on few exhibitions such as “The Decelerator” curated by Leo Kuelbs and “Tactical Glitches” curated by Rosa Menkman and Nick Briz, the first group exhibition about glitch art in Italy. The artist has also collaborated to “The Wrong” – New Digital Art Biennale”. Barra is the curator and creator of the street art project “Wonderwall”. He curates few Tumblr blogs which are “v1r0l0gy”, “R!TR4TT!_C0RR0TT!”, “error404logonotfound”, “Biutifool Beastard_Habemus Remix”, “T|-|3_G!FDR0/\/\3”, "Dirty Screen", "Red Link District", "Pirate Porno Material 1 && 2", "Wrecked", "Toilet Wank", "Head(her)less", "A picture is never private". Together with k4ust S0da (Luigi Console) is the creator/curator/artist of the project "Mighty Kongbot". He was the curator and promoter, together with the staff of the record label “Subcava Sonora”, of the first copyleft festival of the city of Napoli, Italy. Selected Exhibitions :
2006 - Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds, England, UK (Group Exhibition)
2007 - Sovereign Chambers, Leeds, Englang, UK (Group exhibition)
2012 - "The sketchbook show" - Branson College, Ross, California, U.S.A. (Group show) – project presented “The Idiots”
2012 - "RE/Mixed Media Festival 2012 - 3rd edition" - presentation of the project "Biutifool Beastard vs The Great Masters of History of Art" - Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A. - curated by Tom Tenney
2013/14: The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale - The Homeostasis Lab – project presented “RAN/dom RMX”
2014: Trash Italy for Archivio Queer Italia and CUNTemporary – London (Uk) – project presented “teleVISIONE”, video project developed with Luigi Console.
2014: RE/Mixed Media Festival 4 - New York (USA) - presentation of the project "I vs I Rmx". Festival curator Tom Tenney
2014: Cloud Makers and Open Tech: An Open Exhibition - Vancouver (Canada) - project presented “teleVISIONE”, video project developed with Luigi Console. Exhibition curated by Erik H Zepka
2014: IN WALL WE TRUST - Street Art Exhibition - Airola (Italy) - project presented "P0P_D34T|-|_rmx". Exhibition curated by the artist NAF-MK
2014: #nfcdad wroclaw: biennale of digital & internet art in Wroclaw (Poland), presented in a form of NFC tags. Works presented "T|-|3_G!FDR0/\/\3" && "\/!R0L0Gy". Project curated by Małgorzata Rachańczyk & Dominik Podsiadły
2014: Prism Pipe - "Dog is in the machine" in Los Angeles (USA) curated by Sarah Zucker
2014: Pornceptual Does SomoS at SomoS Gallery in Berlin part of the Erotic Art Week in conjunction of the Berlin Porn Film Festival. Exhibition curated by Pornceptual
2015: Prism Pipe "Fluidity" in Los Angeles (USA) curated by Sarah Zucker Read Less
"My art is instinctive, a visual projection of personal perceptions of facts concerning oneself or a plurality experience on a human level or on a parallel consecutive reality. A vision of lived life on my skin and not. An obscure or bright research for bodies and storyline created with great modesty to leave a s… Read More
"My art is instinctive, a visual projection of personal perceptions of facts concerning oneself or a plurality experience on a human level or on a parallel consecutive reality. A vision of lived life on my skin and not. An obscure or bright research for bodies and storyline created with great modesty to leave a sign in your eyes, to either hurt or pleasure your look as far as I achieve to interact with your mind for more than a minute." D. Barra
"My art is a vision of destruction and redemption, an obscure and bright research for lines, materials and poetry and noises created with great modesty to either hurt or pleasure your eyes...." D. Barra Read Less