Born in Barcelona, he studied at the Llotja School and the Center for Visual Arts Massana School of Barcelona.
Lluís Barba has exhibited his work in Europe, the US, Latin America, Canada, and Japan. His work is part of several public collections and museums MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, Centro Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Havana Marugame Hirai Spanish Contemporary Art Museum Japan, MADC Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Costa Rica, MAVAO Visual Arts Museum Alejandro Otero, Jacobo Borges Museum MUJABO MACC and Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas.
In 2007, Barba participated in 'The Garden of Earthly Delights', from the series Travellers in Time, based on the novel by Bosch at Art Basel Miami, cited in various media (CNN New York, The London Times,The Independent ...) and makes a music video collaboration for 'Steady Mobbin' Lil Wayne.
Since 2009, he has been part of the Young Masters, organized by Corbett Projects, working in various exhibitions in London. In 2010, Barba received the Young Masters Art Prize with the triptych 'The Hay Wain', exhibited at The Courtauld Institute of Art presents the installation with fiber optic 'The Last Supper' at The Old Truman Brewery in London.
In 2011, Self-portraits takes the historical memory of classic and contemporary artists and initiates a new dialogue with the viewer, not without irony, which deals with social issues. The most representative works in the series are 'Warhol', 'Frida Kahlo', 'Miro', 'Brueghel', Jan van Eyck.
In November 2012, 'The Painter's Studio' was auctioned in The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel organized by Sotheby's in London.