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Barbara Polla

Barbara Polla is an energetic curator, who has exhibited several artists in their early days that are now internationally renowned, such as Martin Creed, Matthew Colishaw, Dominique Gonzalez Forster, Xavier Veilhan, amongst others.

Geneva, CH

Biography

Barbara Polla is an independent curator, a writer and currently a gallery owner. She has also been an elected politician for twelve years in Switzerland, and an MP from 1999 to 2003. Whether in politics, in art or in writing, she commits herself to promote freedom: freedom of thought, expression and movement, for all individuals, whenever possible. As a curator and gallery owner, Barbara Polla often shows unconventional artworks, creates projects in which she involves both renowned artists and emerging talents and aims to discover, show and promote hidden and uncanny beauty. Barbara Polla works with a number of projects, and whenever she embraces one, she will explore it intellectually, artistically, in collaborations and as a writer. Her current projects include art & prison; art & science, liking memory and video art; and gender issues.

She has always been interested in the power of difference and diversity, of “reverse thinking”, of challenging stereotypes, and is amazed by the energy generated by rupture, by getting out of frame, by “coming out”: uncanny Energy. 

Barbara Polla lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland; she has curated solo/group shows in Turkey, Lebanon, Australia and elsewhere, both in galleries and institutions. In parallel with this, she organises various cultural events such as Video Forever (screenings & conferences about video art, in collaboration with French curator & art critic Paul Ardenne) and Poetry Nights. She teaches creative and critical writing at HEAD Geneva, is an active blogger and publishes assays (on gender), books about art and personal fictions and poetry. 

http://www.analix-forever.com/former/

Past exhibitions
  • Ended on: 15t April 2016

    Eva Magyarosi: Eden on air

    Solo Show

    About the exhibition
  • Ended on: 15t April 2016

    THE PHANTOM HAND

    A photographic documentation of the ambidextrous Julien Serve's hands in motion.

    About the exhibition
  • Ended on: 15t April 2016

    Janet Biggs: Extreme

    Transcending physical and mental limits to conduct a visual survey of extremes.

    About the exhibition
  • Ended on: 15t April 2016

    Alexandre d'Huy: Blindés

    Solo show

    About the exhibition

Curated Artworks

ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
24 x 32 cm
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
24 x 32 cm
$350
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
24 x 32 cm
$350
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
24 x 32 cm
$350
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
36 x 47 cm
$650
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
37 x 45 cm
$650
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
37 x 45 cm
$650
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display series, 2017
37 x 45 cm
$650
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
31 x 41 cm
$650
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
21 x 41 cm
$650
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
31 x 41 cm
$650
Buy
#French
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ALEXANDRE D'HUY

Display Series, 2017
31 x 41 cm
$650
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