< Cristina Barr


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a Cuban mother and Argentinean father, Cristina Barr left Argentina and her career as an English Literature teacher to come to Paris, which has been her home since 2001. She is known for her bold and intense paintings that intertwine the private and the public – the intimate and the political, combining autobiographical elements with stories from literature, and observations on the contemporary world. She uses colour and heavy brushstrokes to create unsettling tableaux which, at times, challenge the social and sexual codes still present mainly in Latin American societies. Charged with a unique psychic and emotional drama, her works, always inhabited by a strong female presence, express what it is to be a woman, particularly one living under the oppressive hierarchies and controlling conventions of patriarchal society.


2021– Octubre 23/31: Florence Biennale. Italia. (invitada por el Comité Curatorial) . Entrevistada por la RAI 3 por su obra “Chicas Bravas”

Octubre 12/30: Galería Alvear. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2021– Marzo : The Other Art Fair. London, United Kingdom.

2020– Octubre 1/ Nov 14: SOLO SHOW: “Jeu de Fauves”. Art Thèmes Gallery. Le Vésinet, France.

2020– Noviembre: Boomer Gallery: What is Art? London.

2020– Septiembre 5-11: Lisbona Contemporanea. Lisbon, Portugal.

2020– Febrero 8/19: Galería Juana de Arte. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2020– Enero: New York Art Center. New York, USA.

2019– Noviembre: Pinturas exhibidas durante la conferencia de la diseñadora española, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Nordelta Art Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2019– Noviembre: Qatar International Art Fair. Doha, Qatar.

2019– Mayo: Arts au Jardin. Ile de France.

2019– Marzo: Nordelta Art Gallery. Buenos Aires-Argentina.



I’m interested in the human condition, the psychological depth of the characters I paint, exposing their power but also their vulnerability. I would like the viewer’s psyche to be “disturbed” by the presence, the existence of my characters, this is why I choose big, life-size formats. I aim at the confrontation of selves.