Carlos Barberena de la Rocha

Carlos Barberena (b.1972) is a Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker based in Chicago. He has consistently reflected on the cycles of repression and resistance and its relationship to the diaspora in which he has lived, throughout dictatorship, revolution, erasure, renewal, hope, dictatorship and repression. He makes art to shed light on these invisibilized experiences.

His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2012 he received the “National Printmaking Award” in Nicaragua. His work is in private and public collections.

SPARK Microgrant

2018 - 2019,
Grant Recipient