2018 Across the Land and the Water: The Two Journeys of the Family Basch

2021 Britons in Berlin: An Exploration through the Senses

To mark the launch of Britons in Berlin, the Centre for British Studies (Humboldt University Berlin) organised an online film projection and Q&A session with figurative painter and film maker Barbara Loftus.

2013 Lieder ohne Worte 



2013 Lieder Ohne Worte – Bilder der Erinnerung – Ephraim Palais Stadtmuseum Berlin.
This exhibition formed part of the theme year: Zerstörte Vielfalt Berlin 1933 – 45:The Aryanisation of Jewish property in the centre of Berlin

Zerstörte Vielfalt – Berlin 1933 – 1945 – Ephraim Palais Stadtmuseum, Berlin

2013 ‘Aryanization’ of Jewish property in the center of Berlin, 1933 – 1945, Ephraim Palais Stadtmuseum, Berlin

2011 Sigismund’s Watch – Freud Museum, London

2007 Exile & Memory – Conversations with my Mother, The Regency Townhouse, Brighton

1982 Angela Flowers Gallery, London

1973 Grange Museum, Brighton


1996 Rubies & Rebels, Barbican Gallery London, touring to Leeds City Art Gallery in 1997

1987 Flaxman Gallery, London

1987 Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London

1980 Womens Images of Men ICA, London

1979 Kettles Yard, Cambridge

1976 Serpentine Gallery, London, Eduardo Paolozzi’s Summer Show

1976 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1975 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1972 Concourse Gallery, Central London Polytechnic

1971 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh


2022 The Distanced Observer – Scrutineer Publishing

2017 Enduring Time – Lisa Baraitser, Chapter 6 Recalling [work of Barbara loftus], Bloomsbury

2013 Die Burokratie des Terrors – Ein Exhumierung – Scrutineer Publishing for Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin

2011 Sigismund’s Watch : a tiny catastrophe – Philip Wilson Publishing

2008 Aesthesis : International Journal of Art & Aesthetics – Memory & Organisational Life

2002 Presence – Absence : University of Minnesota Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

1996 Rubies & Rebels – Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art : Lund Humphries

Awards and Commissions

2014 Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence: University of East London, School of Psychosocial Studies

2014 Lieder ohne Worte: the Bureaucracy of Terror The Ephraim Palais purchased the film and cycle of paintings Lieder ohne Worte for the permanent collection of the city of Berlin

2011 European Association for Jewish Culture, Project Award

1999 Fellowship Grant Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York

1999 Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, UK – Project Award for Drawing and Painting

1997 Major Award, South East Arts, UK

1994 Travel Bursary Award, South East Arts UK

1988 Commissioned series of painting for public buildings, South East Arts, UK

1980 Award and purchase for South East Arts Collection, UK