Barberena (b.1972) is a Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker based in Chicago. He has exhibited individually in Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and The United State of America. He has received various awards, most notably the "National Printmaking Award 2012" given by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture in Managua, Nicaragua; "Parchemin d'Honneur", 8 Triennale Mondial de l'Estampe et de la Gravure Originale, AMAC, Chamalieres, Auvergne, France and the award- poster for the Ecology and Human Rights in Banana Plantations in Costa Rica, given by GEBANA in Berlin, Germany. Barberena's work is included in numerous public and private collections, including: Ortíz-Gurdián Museum, - Contemporary Art Collection - Casa Deshon, León, Nicaragua. - Cannonball Press Editions, Brooklyn, NY. - Douro Printmaking Biennial Collection, Museu do Gravura, Alijo, Portugal. - Academia Non Grata, Pärnu, Estonia. - Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago. - Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. - Special Collection, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado. - The National Gallery, San José, Costa Rica. - Prints & Drawings collection - Museum of Contemporary Art "Julio Cortazar", Managua, Nicaragua. - Permanent Art Collection of the Bibliotheca of Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. - Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois. - Kyoto International Woodcut Association, Kyoto, Japan. - The School of Fine Arts, (UNAM), Mexico. The Triennial Prints Cabinet, AMAC, Chamalieres, France. - The International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Museum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. - The Lia Bermudez Museum, Maracaibo, Venezuela. - Former Jesuit College Cultural Center, Patzcuaro, Mexico and Praxis Gallery, Managua Nicaragua.