SaBa is a series of collaborative projects created by Sam Sheffield & Barry Whittaker. Currently based in Baltimore, MD and Toledo, OH, Sam & Barry develop interactive work inspired by a variety of media ranging from Japanese television and history to internet memes and game theory.

Sam Sheffield |
Barry Whittaker |



SaBa is currently developing new ideas. Please come again to see what we are up to. You can find examples of previous projects at either of the links above.




Aichi Triennale
Organized by the Chojamachi School of Arts
Nagoya, Japan, 2019

Momentum Festival
Organized by the Arts Commission
Toledo, OH, 2018

None of This is Real
Northcutt Steele Gallery
Montana State University, Billings
Billings, MT, 2018

Galleries of Contemporary Art
Colorado Springs, CO, 2015

Krakow, Poland, October 4, 2014

Toledo Museum of Art
(in conjunction with The Art of Video Games exhibition)
Toledo, OH, USA, June 19 - September 28, 2014

Mother Brain at Spazio-rita (in cooperation with NODE-Lab)
Nagoya, Japan, July 18 - 21, 2013

UT Faculty Show 2012 at the University of Toledo CVA Gallery
Toledo, OH, USA, November 2 - December 1, 2012

Conjunction 12 Biennial
Stoke-on-Trent, UK, November 2 - December 1, 2012

Solo exhibition at Galaxy Gallery
Osaka, Japan, August 3 - 5, 2012

Cellsbutton #06 - DARK CELLS International Media Art Festival
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 1 - 7, 2012

FACULTY NOW exhibition at the University of Toledo CVA Gallery
Toledo, OH, USA, November 7 - December 11, 2011

SaBa was part of the OK Video FLESH Festival
Jakarta, Indonesia, October 6 - 17, 2011.

Headspace Music and Arts Festival, at Absinthe in
Osaka, Japan, June 4, 2011.

Low LIves 3 exhibition—in association with The Temporary Space and Headspace Gallery—which was streamed at various locations around the world. April 29 - 30, 2011.

Takedao Art Tunnel Event, in the Takedao Train Tunnels, in
Hyogo-ken, Japan, September 10, 2010.