BÁRBARA PALOMINO RUIZ is a Brazilian-Chilean artist born in 1982. She holds a diploma from the art and audiovisual research center Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France, an MA in Visual Arts with an emphasis on Textile Arts from the University of Chile, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Humanities from the University of Chile.

In her artwork, she focuses on mixed media creations, with a particular concentration on textiles and the relation between old and new technologies. Following her interest in textile and digital narratives and technological heritage she has also reached an artistic research about social productions of memory, affective cartographies, fictional aspects in documenting “reality” as well as in ethnographic narratives and “invented traditions”.

Her work is part of national and international art collections and has been exhibited at renowned venues such as Medienwerkstatt (Austria), Palazzo Mora (in the context of the Venice Art Biennale 2017, Italy) , Le Cube (France), Le Fresnoy (France), Fact Liverpool (England), Lodz Central Museum of Textiles (Poland), Galería Gabriela Mistral (Chile), Galería Balmaceda Arte Joven (Chile), Galeria AFA (Chile), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago (Chile) and MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago (Chile).

BÁRBARA PALOMINO RUIZ complements her own artistic practice with an interest in adjacent disciplines and collaborative projects related to contemporary art in order to strengthen interdisciplinary approaches.

From 2006 to 2009 she was one of the heads of the INCUBO project, a non-profit international residency program based in Santiago, Chile, which fostered ideas related to curatorial exercises and artistic practice. International curators, artists and intellectuals (including Theo Jansen, Yoshua Okon, Kevin Clark-Power, Paul Ardenne, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Luis Camnitzer, Monica De La Torre and Dan Cameron, among others) were invited to think about exhibitions, different formats for publications, architectural propositions whilst getting to know the local context through meetings with artists and intellectuals from Chile.

From 2005 to 2012 she belonged to the Italian-Chilean media art collective Netzfunk.

She now lives and works in Vienna, Austria, where she was granted in April 2017 a studio by Das Weisse Haus, and she joined the Golden Pixel Cooperative, an artist collective which develops various exhibition formats, debates, educational projects, research projects, and publications. 


2013-2015 Diploma in Audiovisual Arts (Master II), Le Fresnoy Studio National (Jury honors), Tourcoing, France.
2006 Degree in Textile Art (Jury honors), Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
2001-2004 Master in Visual Arts (Jury honors), Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
200-2002 Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Humanities (with honors), Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Solo shows

La imagen pertenece al pueblo, Video of the month in das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria.
Lo que está junto a la orilla, Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor, Santander, España.2017
Cross Patterns, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Vienna, Austria.

Techné, AFA Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
Danse Serpentine, Galería YONO, Santiago, Chile.

Oscuro Suspendido, Galería Balmaceda, Santiago, Chile.

Acopios Textiles, Sala Blanca, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Soportes Transitorios, Centro Cultural San José. Stgo., Chile.

Acopios Textiles, Goethe Institut, Santiago, Chile.
Soportes Transitorios, Centro Cultural San José. Stgo., Chile.

Group shows

Inspire.e.s- Acte 2- Arts numériques. Centre d’art contemporain L’arTsenal, Dreux, France.

Wake Words. Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria. Curated by The Golden Pixel Cooperative. 
They, Sie, Oni. Online Screening. Curated by Maja Ciric.
Rastrums Transversales. Online Exhibition. Curated by Patricio Vogel and Isabel Cisneros.
Sujetando la Historia, collective exhibition curated by Jordi Antas at Centre d’Art Maristany, Sant Cugat, Spain. 

Knotentopologie. Parallel Vienna project statement philomena+, Vienna, Austria.
I long to be close to you. Film and exhibition programme presented by the Golden Pixel Cooperative, LE STUDIO Film und Bühne c/o Studio Molière.

Altered Affairs. Collaborative Performance by the Golden Pixel Cooperative, Kunstuniversität Linz, Valie Export Center, Linz, Austria.
Alzheimer II Variación. Casa Fugaz, Artmo19, Monumental Callao, Lima, Perú.
Cuatro Reinos. Centro Cultural Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile.

Diáspora. Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago Chile.
Reunion On The Grass – Sharing what can’t be solved!, Das Weisse Haus, Viena, Austria.

Contingency Plan. Studio Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria.
Personal Structures-Open Borders, Palazzo Mora- European Cultural Centre, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy.
COlectiva, Galeria CO – Centro Cultural Montecarmelo, Santiago, Chile.
Cuatro Reinos. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Valdivia, Chile.

Cuatro Reinos, Sala de Arte CCU, Santiago, Chile.
Anthropologies Numériques, LE CUBE, Paris, France.

Panorama 17, Techiquement Douce. Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France.

Memoria Histórica de la Alameda. Cities in Dialogue, FACT, Liverpool,  England.
Panorama 16. Solus Locus, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France.

Arte Textil Contemporáneo. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.
Objetos Inventados 1. Entonador de Ruido. Ch.ACO-Finlandia,  Santiago, Chile.
Alzheimer, Centro Cultural Parque Cultural (Ex cárcel), Valparaíso, Chile.
Ionisation. Galería XS, Santiago, Chile.

Contemporary Miniartextilcomo. Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy; Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice, and Montrouge, Paris.
13th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz. Central Museum of Textiles, Poland.

Circuitos Híbridos, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile.
Contextualizando, Sala Juan Egenau, Universidad de Chile.

Memoria Histórica de la Alameda, Media Arts dLux 2006 and VIII Salon de Arte Digital, Havana, Cuba.
Memoria Histórica de la Alameda, Dart exhibition at Sydney Opera House, Australia.
Multiplication – Itinerary Exhibition of The British Council. Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Santiago, Chile.

Open Studio visit – Residencies, Art Fair –
and other events

Orbital Residency #3, Barcenilla, Santander,  España.

Vienna Art Week, Open Studio das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria.
Open Studio Day. studio das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria.
Ch.ACO, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Chile.
ArtLima, Lima, Perú.

Ch.ACO, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Chile.
ArtLima, Lima, Perú.

Ch.ACO, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Chile.

In collections

Jordi Antas Private Collection, Barcelona, Spain. 
Yoshihuni & Kusching Private Collection, Berlin, Germany.
Mollet and Wilson Private Collection, Santiago, Chile.
CCU Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile.
Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland.

Prices and grants

Fellowship Kültüř Gemma at philomena+, Vienna, Austria.  

Wien Kultur, project support granted by the city’s Media Art Division.
Granted studio by Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria.
FONDART National Fond for the Culture and Arts. Diffusion Grant, Chile.
DIRAC Fonds for Arts from the Foreign Ministry of Chile. International mobility and diffusion grant.

FONDART National Fond for the Culture and Arts. Scholarship grant until 2015.

Honorable mention, Grant Prix Ch. ACO-Finlandia, Chile #3

Nominated, ALMA Grant Prix / ALMA Foundation, Chile

Nominated, CIFO Grant Prix/ Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, USA.

Grant DAV Third Competition for Artistic Creation in Visual Arts. Faculty of Arts, Universidad de Chile
Production and exhibition grant.
Concurso de Proyectos de Creación y Producción. Galería Balmaceda Arte Joven, Chile.



Curated by Gürsoy Doğtaş. 
Palomino Ruiz, Bárbara “Weitergehen”. Esos grandes detalles. Universidad de Chile, Chile, 2020.
“Personal Structures-Open Borders”. Catalog. GAA Fundation – European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy, 2017.
Taylor, Clare. “Cities in Dialogue”. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016, pp. 30-45.
”Panorama 17”. Catalog. Le Fresnoy,, France, 2015.
”Panorama 16”. Catalog. Le Fresnoy, France, 2014.
Taylor, Clare. “Memoria Histórica de la Alameda. The mapping out of memory battles in Chile” at “Politics in Latin American Digital Culture: Location and Latin American Net Art”. Routledge: NY, 2014, pp. 18-44.
Italia Magazine, “El Olvido” Cover, and in “Alzheimer Exhibition“: El Olvido” Vol.4 , January 2012.
“Arte Textil Contemporáneo”. Catalog. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, October 2012, pp. 42-43.
Aurigi, Alessandro and De Cindio, Fiorella. “Augmented Urban Spaces: Articulating the Physical and Electronic City”. Ashgate: England, 2008, pp. 240-242.
“Instalando /  Installing. Arte y Cultura Digital / Art and Digital Culture. Troyano 03, Santiago: LOM, 2007, p. 93.
Palomino, Bárbara. « Mano de Obra. Publication about Arts and Crafts », Santiago, 2009, pp. 7-16, 2009.
Palomino, Bárbara. Essay “Como una sábana blanca”. Revista Punto de Fuga, 2nd Edition, October 2007. Faculty of Arts, Department of Art Theory, Universidad de Chile, Santiago: LOM, 2007, p.25 (ISBN: 0717 4853)
“Antropologies Numériques (Digital Antropologies) Fourth edition”. Work presentation in Le Cube and Les Écrans de la Liberté, curated in partnership with Freie Universität Berlin’s “Visual and Media Anthropology” Masters program.ssy-les-Moulineaux , Paris- Seine, March 2016.
“La réticulation du monde (2) – textile, art, technologie)”. Conference « Textile: System of technology». ESAD Valenciennes, Le Fresnoy, France, Nov. 2015.
“Les temps forts. Textile : Quand l’histoire croise l’avenir“. Work presentation in partnership with l’Université populaire et citoyenne de Roubaix, l’Union des Gens duTextile and l’Université Lille 3, Le Fresnoy, France, Sept. 2015.
“INCUBO Atacama Lab”. Conference in Parsons New School of Design, New York, USA, April, 2009.