Maria Barnas (NL, 1973) is a Dutch artist, poet and writer. She studied at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and was resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam and had several other residencies in Rome, Brasil and Paris. In 2015 Barnas won the Elisabeth van Thuringen Project prize, in 2008 she was awarded the Cees Buddingh’ Prize for her first collection of poetry 'Twee Zonnen' (2003) and 'Jaja de oerknal' (2013) was awarded with the Anna Bijn prize in 2014. Her solo exhibitions include the Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam (2017-18), Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2016), De Hallen Haarlem (2017), MAMAM, Recife (2011). She also had several group exhibitions such as: Cobra Museum (2017), De Appel Arts Centre (2016), Van Gogh Museum (2015), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2014), Meinblau, Berlin (2014), Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam (2013), Witte de With, Rotterdam (2013), Nederlands Uitvaartmuseum, Amsterdam (2012).