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Maria Barnas (1973) is a poet and visual artist based in The Netherlands. 

er language-based work has many forms, such as poems, essays, performances, short films, objects and installations. She is currently working on translingual poems and objects.


Her written work is published by Uitgeverij Van Oorschot
and her visual work is represented by Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

The poetry of Maria Barnas forms a collection of introspections about a wide range of subjects, from what one generally fears, to precise children, rejected psychiatrists, and our limited understanding of the universe - showing contemporary life in a stark, unsettling light. Aware of how descriptions form and deform what we see and represent, Barnas offers imagery that is powerful and evocative with a unique, lucid quality.


Maria Barnas, photography Robin de Puy.jpeg
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