Barbara Agreste Painter, photographer, filmmaker.
Barbara Agreste was born in Pescara, she first approaches art-making in the Art Lyceum of her town, and after completing the course she goes to Milan to attend a scenography course in the Academy of Arts. Not happy with the cultural atmosphere that surrounds her in Italy, at the age of 23 she moves to London where she begins working as a performer for "Rawhead Dance Theatre". In 1996 Barbara enrols in Kent Institute of Art & Design taking as her subject of study Film & Video Production. After graduating in July 2000 she proceeds to the MA course in 'Fine Art' at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in London where she is awarded the 'Master of Arts' in September 2004. Since then Barbara has continued producing films and paintings, exhibiting and attending film festivals in UK, Italy and in the rest of the world. Barbara lives and works in London although her visits to Italy are very frequent.