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Bárbara Moura. A Ribbon Around A Bomb

Solo exhibition of Bárbara Moura's illustrations at Improper Walls


‘A RIBBON AROUND A BOMB’ were the words André Breton chose to describe Frida Kahlo’s artworks during the time of her first solo show in New York in 1938. The title is both an ode to the father of surrealism and to Frida Kahlo but also a powerful metaphor which functions as a perfect reminder of how art was and can always be a limitless weapon of political and emotional impact.


Bárbara Moura is an illustrator from Lisbon, Portugal.
She graduated in Film from the National Film School of Portugal and then moved to London where she did her MA Applied Imagination in The Creative Industries at Central Saint Martins. She currently lives in Vienna.
She is a full time dreamer who uses drawing as a way for political and emotional impact. The main subjects of her illustrations are usually feminism, sexuality, global problems or emotional struggles, often personalized by self-portraits.
Her work has been featured in several magazines like Kaltblut (DE), Don't Panic (UK), Made In Shoreditch (UK), Charivari (PT), NAILED (US) and Steadfast Art (US).
Bárbara is currently a contributor for the groundbreaking 'The Establishment' (US) ( and for 'Charivari Lab' (PT) (
Vernissage: Wed, 25 January, 2017, 7 pm
Finissage: Fri, 17 February, 2017, 7 pm
Duration: 26 January until 17 February, 2017
Improper Walls regular opening hours during exhibitions:
Wed - Fri 3 pm - 7 pm

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Supported by BV 15.

Supported by BV 15.

Earlier Event: January 4
Andrey Kasay. Beauty
Later Event: March 15