MFA, New Genres, 2014
Using the unconscious as a playground for creation, Maria Theresa Barbist (b. 1979, Schwaz, Austria; lives in Miami) translates traumatic experiences into performative actions, moving pictures and sculptural objects. She holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Innsbruck and received her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Barbist performed at the Miami Performance International Festival, the Northern California Performance Platform and multiple venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and South Florida. Her work was recently included in a survey “Intersectionality in South Florida” at the Museum for Contemporary Art North Miami.