Barbara Knežević is an artist working with sculpture, installation and film. Her practice is attentive to how sculptures and other artistic objects engage the body and affect the politics of materials, nationality and ethnicity; historically and in contemporary contexts closely related to her own subjecthood. Materially, her work is comprised of assemblages of objects that are handmade, formed, found, re-purposed or transformed and placed into relationships with one another in exhibition contexts. The method of assemblage extends to her approach to film and moving image where she utilises found, devised and adapted material that together reconsider and revise material and human histories and propose speculative alternative scenarios and relationships to materials, narratives, objects and the past. Her artworks explicate the historical, affective, formal, material, semiotic and political functions of materials and objects through the discourse of sculpture.

In 2024 and 2025, Barbara Knežević is engaged in research in the Balkan region concerning the archaeological site of Lepenski Vir and the Iron gates in Serbia towards the production of an artwork titled The Iron Gates. Solo and group exhibitions include Solstice Arts Centre (2025); Sirius Arts Centre (2025); Pleasure ‘Scapes, RHA, Dublin (2021); Woman in the Machine, VISUAL Carlow (2021); Immurement, STATION Gallery Melbourne; Lithophone, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2017); Exquisite Tempo Sector, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2016–17); The Last Thing on Earth, MAC, Belfast (2016); City Agents, EKKM, Tallinn (2016); Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (2015).