Photography is my most intimate language. I use the body as a symbolic territory where I stage my inner world of ideas and emotions, and through this process I reconstruct my inner being. I explore themes of identity, genre, memory and time and they transcend the limits of my personal realms.
Barroso is a Cuban-born Canadian photographer. Graduated from Havana University with a degree in Classical Languages. Niurka’s photography shows a strong documentary intention, indelible mark of her experience as a photojournalist working with Agence France- Presse (AFP). Since 2005 she has worked as a freelance photographer in Toronto.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015-From the Seed to the Cup. Photographers without Borders. Nicaragua Project. Moonbean Gallery. Toronto 2012-Manufactured Emotions. Ta Project Gallery. Miami. FL 2012-Three Women Artists. Intrepid Art Gallery. Vero Beach. FL 2011-Fences. Los Muros. Studio 203. Toronto, Canada 2007-Beyond Boundaries. FourbyFive Gallery. Calgary. Canada. 2005-Dangers of the Soul. Kunsthalle-Attersee. Salzburg, Austria 2004-Genesis. The United Nations. Geneva, Switzerland 2002-Through Each Other’s Eyes. Phoenix, Arizona. USA and Fototeca of Cuba 2000-Essays. Casa de las Americas. Havana. Cuba 2000-Living on the Summit. Monachil and Sierra Nevada. Granada. Spain 2000-Urban Tribes. Alliance Française of Cuba. Havana. Cuba 2000-Project without Borders. Traveling exhibit. (International Press Center / Conference Centre / Villena Gallery). Havana. Cuba 1998-Genesis. Monachil City Hall, Granada, Spain 1998-My Own War. International Press Center. Havana. Cuba 1998-Circles of Shadows and Light. Carmelo Gonzalez Gallery. Havana. Cuba
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016- Mio, Tuyo, Nuestro (Mine, Yours, Ours). 21 Art Space (Norway Embassy). Havana. Cuba 2015-Spectrum. Art Basel Miami. FL 2015-Between stories and metaphors. Luz y Oficio Gallery. Havana. Cuba 2015-Art Expo. New York. New York City. U.S 2015-Contemporary Art Projects. West Palm Beach Art Festival. FL 2015-Teach a Man to Fish Nicaragua. Black Cat Gallery. Toronto 2014-Miami Photo Salon. Miami. FL 2014-The View. Cuban American Phototheque Foundation. Miami. FL 2013-International Biennale Artist Exhibition. Miami Iron Side. FL 2013-Photographic Year. Casa de las Americas Collection. Havana. Cuba 2013-Islands. Cuban American Phototheque Foundation. Miami. FL 2012-New Visions. Cultural Center. Inter American Bank of Development. Washington DC. 2012-Permanent Collection Exhibition. Inter-American Development Bank Art Collection. Gateway Gallery. Dulles International Airport. Washington DC. 2010-Exodus. Biennial of Latin-American Art. New York. U.S 2009-Being Elsewhere. Seven Artists from the Latin American and Caribbean Diaspora in Canada. Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center. Washington DC. U.S. 2009-Homo Nudi. Fototeca of Cuba. Havana. Cuba 2008-Half a Chance. Contact Festival. Metro Hall. Toronto. Canada 2007-La Mirada Insular. Gran Angular Gallery. Fotoseptiembre. Mexico DF. 2007-Habitat. Hispano-American Center of Culture. Havana. Cuba 2007-On the Verge of Desire. Fototeca of Entre Rios. Argentina 2005-In Black and White. Cuban Contemporary Photography. San Lucas Gallery. Madrid. Spain 2003-Cuba on the Verge. International Center of Photography. New York. U.S. 2003-Cuban Photography. Miami Dade University. FL 2000-Cuban Photography. Israel’s Photography Museum. Tel Aviv. Israel 1995-Cardenas. 8th Photographic Festival. Dieppe. France
AWARDS 2015-Selected Artist. Lens Culture Portrait Award 2009-Selected Artist. Being Elsewhere. Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center. Washington DC. U.S. 2002-Featured on Cuba postage stamp during the III International Meeting of War Correspondents. 1998-Latin-American Award Casa de las Americas for Contemporary Photography. 1997-Photographer Nominated. Best Picture of the Month. Agence France Presse (AFP). BOOKS 2015-The Allure of a Gaze. Body Photography in Cuba (1840-2013). Rafael Acosta de Arriba, Polymita Editions. S.A. 2014-Isla Interior (Inner Island). Lidia Hernandez. Havana. Cuba 2005-Reflexiones Intimas. Edition Anteros. Vienna. Austria 2005-After Fidel. Brian Latell. Palgrave Macmillan. U.S. 2005 2003-Cuba on the Verge. Bulfinch Press. U.S.