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. Her work has been featured in Art New England Magazine.
2015- Nicaragua Project. Photographers without Borders. 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
2017- Moving Signs. Raw Space. Vero Beach. FL. U.S. 2017- 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS). Boston. U.S. 2017- Collective Art Show. Raw Space. Vero Beach. FL. U.S. 2016- Mio, Tuyo, Nuestro (Mine, Yours, Ours). 21 Art Space (Norway Embassy). Havana. Cuba 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
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).
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.