Barbara Prézeau was born in December 1965 in Port-au-Prince in Haiti.
She studied visual arts and history of art at the University of Ottawa. She also lived and worked in Senegal and France.
Back to Haiti in July 1995, she simultaneously creates the Africamerica Foundation and Transcultural Forum for Contemporary Art, opened in April 2000. In February 2007, Barbara Prézeau exhibited for the first time in Haiti. She presented a retrospective comprising one hundred works. Entitled « Prézeau works from 1986 to 2000», this exhibition was organised by the French Institute of Haiti, at the Museum of Haitian Art.
The series « Fey / Sheets » gathers about ten mixed media on paper, large format, conducted at a residence in August 2009, at the Vermont Studio Center in the United States. Barbara Prézeau is the author of a thesis in Master 2 at the University of Paris-Dauphine.