Fabián Barba was born in Quito in 1982, where he studied dance and theater, and worked as a professional performer. Parallel to his artistic formation, Fabián followed classes on Communication and Literature. In 2004 he went to Brussels to join P.A.R.T.S. After graduation, he became a founding member of Busy Rocks.
He has created two solo performances: A Mary Wigman Dance Evening (2009) and a personal yet collective history (2012). In collaboration with Mark Franko he worked on Le marbre tremble (2014), with Esteban Donoso on slugs’ garden (2014) and with Marisa Cabal and Tuur Marinus on Uplifting Attractions (2019). He also works as a dancer for Zoo/Thomas Hauert. He has presented his work in places like MoMA (New York), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Frascati (Amsterdam), Dance Umbrella (London), Ignite Dance Festival (New Delhi) and Festival Panorama (Rio de Janeiro). In June 2016 he received his master degree in Autonomous Design in KASK (Ghent) graduating with honors (summa cum laude).
Due to his ongoing research on the legacy of colonialism and dance history, he has been invited to give seminars and workshops in several European countries, the United States, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador. His articles have been published in Dance Research Journal, NDD l’actualité en danse, Etcetera, Documenta and shortly in the Handbook of Danced Reenactment (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Transmissions in Dance (working title) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).