Barbara M. Bickart is an interdisciplinary video artist, whose project-based, socially engaged practice has developed over the past twenty years.   Her work is informed by the disciplines of video & filmmaking,  performance and documentary studies with intersectionality at its center.  It takes the form of video installation, video performance, experimental documentary, and mixed-media. Working throughout the U.S. and internationally, she has collaborated with marginalized communities such as LGBTQIA artists and activists in the U.S., Croatia, and Hungary, incarcerated women and boys in the U.S. and Brazil,  families impacted by the rapid gentrification of their urban neighborhoods in the U.S., children in foster care in New York City, multigenerational residents of red-lined neighborhoods in North Philadelphia, young girls throughout metro Atlanta, and dancers in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bickart's work has been exhibited in theaters, galleries, museums and public spaces globally, including locations London, Argentina, Israel, Croatia, Australia, Russia, Romania, Uruguay, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Memphis, and venues include Diverseworks Artspace, Houston; Galerija Nova, Zagreb; Martin Luther King National Historic Site, Atlanta; Atlanta Film Festival; On the Boards, Seattle; Dance Theater Workshop, NYC; Jersey City Museum, NJ; the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; the Painted Bride Arts Center,  Philadelphia, PA; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, among others.  

WHEN, is a series of counter-monuments that engages questions about institutionalized violence in the American landscape as seen through the visitors to national historic sites and monuments.
Bickart was the keynote presenter at DOCAM'14 held at Kent State University. The 11th annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists, and professionals in various fields, who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic, and professional work, where she presented WHEN in its entirety. 

I am from...We are from..., a residency project Bickart completed in 2018 has been profiled and featured by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Arts Ed NJ.

She's received multiple awards from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's "Artists and Communities" funding program, fellowships and residencies from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Artist Resource Media program of Dance Theater Workshop, NYC, New York State Council on the Arts, The Trust for Mutual Understanding  and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Bickart received her M.A. from the New School for Social Research in Media Studies.