Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is dedicated to showcasing excellence in international modern and contemporary art while highlighting our unique perspective at the crossroads of the Americas. We highlight Miami-based artists both in our collection and on a monthly basis by way of Local Views at PAMM. As we adjust to functioning in a digital sphere, PAMM remains dedicated to Miami-based artists and is excited to offer our Local Views at PAMM series weekly, highlighting PAMM teaching artists. Artists will discuss their artistic practice, their creative process, and how it relates to the museum.
This week will feature PAMM Teaching Artist Maria Theresa Barbist. Catch this Live Virtual Local Views series on PAMM's Facebook.
Maria Theresa Barbist (b. 1979, Schwaz, Austria; lives in Miami) translates traumatic memories into performative actions, moving pictures and sculptural objects. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Innsbruck and received her MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work was exhibited nationally and internationally at Kunstpavillion and Neue Galerie in Innsbruck, Austria, the Northern California Performance Platform, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the Wiregrass Museum, the Miami Short Film Festival, and the 2018 South Florida Biennial. During her ProjectArt residency, she was teaching art to kids in the Culmer Overtown library in Miami while creating a series of sculptural works based on children books. Barbist currently works as a teaching artist at PAMM. As part of the BABA Collective, she is collecting oral histories of South Florida based artists and creatives and received a community grant from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs for their exhibition series. Learn more.