BIO

Julia da Mota (b. 1988, São Paulo, Brazil) lives and works in São Paulo. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts (2016) and a BA in Architecture and Urbanism (2012), both from the University of São Paulo.

Her practice is based on painting and printmaking, where she explores relationships of color, form, and matter to create works that come from a phenomenological approach to space, as well as from her intimate experiences. Da Mota is especially interested in the approximation between the ideas of man-built space, landscape, and their limits. In her research, she investigates the tensioning of boundaries —between public and private, external or internal; between built and empty spaces; between the acts of passage and permanence.

In 2019, she was a Project Keyholder at East London Printmakers (UK) and artist in residence at the 2nd edition of Lava! (Residência Fonte / São Paulo). In 2018, she was part of LAMB Projects' Billingbear Farm Residency in Berkshire (UK). She has widely shown her work in exhibitions in São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Blumenau, London (UK), Alijó (PT) and Chamalières (FR), and has works in collections in Brazil, United Kingdom, Portugal, and France.

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Julia da Mota

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1988
Currently lives in São Paulo


education

2016
MFA in Visual Poetics, University of São Paulo (ECA-USP)

2012
Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo (FAU-USP)

2010-2011
International exchange programme - Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (ENSAPV)


artist's residencies

2021
Pivô Arte Pesquisa. Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil. [forthcoming]

2019
Lava!. foNTE Residency, São Paulo, Brazil.
ELP Project Keyholder Residency. East London Printmakers, London, UK.

2018
Billingbear Farm Residency, LAMB Projects. Berkshire, UK.

2015-2016
Ateliê Piratininga. São Paulo, Brazil.


solo exhibitions

2014
Imagens Urbanas [Urban Images]. Blumenau Museum of Art, Brazil.

2012
Paisagens Imaginárias [Imaginary Landscapes]. University of São Paulo School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo, Brazil.


group exhibitions

2021
18th MARP Exhibition Programme. Ribeirão Preto Museum of Art (MARP), Brazil. [forthcoming]

2020
Geometrias Sensíveis [Sensible Geometries]. Orlando Lemos Galeria, Nova Lima, MG, Brazil.
Mil e Uma [A Thousand and One]. Curated by Celso Fioravante. Galeria Murilo Castro, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

2019
Festival of Print, Annual Exhibition of East London Printmakers CIC. The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London, UK.
9th edition of the Wall Auction. Pivô, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
2nd Wall Auction, IAB-SP. Central Galeria, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Mil e Uma [A Thousand and One]. Curated by Celso Fioravante. Casa Lâminas, São Paulo, Brazil
SP-Arte open studios: Residência Lava!. Residência Fonte, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Abraço Coletivo. Ateliê 397, São Paulo, Brazil

2018
8th edition of the Wall Auction. Pivô, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
25th Fine Arts Juried Show. Museum of Praia Grande, Brazil.

2017
15th MARP Exhibition Programme. Ribeirão Preto Museum of Art (MARP), Brazil.
16th Visual Arts Juried Show. Museum of Jataí, GO, Brazil.

2016
La.cu.na / Julia da Mota, Jemma Appleby and Ricardo Carioba. LAMB Arts, London, UK.
Pós-Poéticas [Post-poetics]: University of São Paulo Masters in Fine Arts Group Show. Espaço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil.
24th Visualidade Nascente Programme. Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo, Brazil. (*Honorable mention)
14th Contemporary Art Exhibition. Museum of Guarulhos, Brazil.

2015
1st Visual Arts Juried Show. Museum of Vinhedo, Brazil.
9th Fine Arts Juried Show. Museum of Ponta Grossa, Brazil.

2014
22th Visualidade Nascente Programme. University of São Paulo Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, Brazil.
7th International Douro Printmaking Biennial. Douro, Portugal.
32th Rio Claro Fine Arts Juried Show. Museum of Rio Claro, Brazil. (*acquisition prize)
9th Chamalières Printmaking Triennial. Chamalières, France.
28th Arceburgo Fine Arts Juried Show. Arceburgo, Brazil.
IV International Visual Arts SINAP/AIAP Juried Show. São Paulo, Brazil.

2013
ExpoFAU-2013. University of São Paulo School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo, Brazil.
Mami [Mami Collective]. Casa da Xiclet, São Paulo, Brazil.

2012
Não Seja Bienal, Não Seja Marginal [Don't Be Biennial, don't Be Marginal]. Casa da Xiclet, São Paulo, Brazil.

2010
8th Chamalières Printmaking Triennial. Chamalières, France.


awards

2019
Cadisch Prize for Interaction (2019), Festival of Print, Annual Exhibition of East London Printmakers CIC. The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London, UK.

2016
Honorable Mention for the series Monotipias. 24th Visualidade Nascente programme, Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo, Brazil.

2014
Acquisition prize for the print Instante. 32nd Rio Claro Fine Arts Juried Show, Brazil.


research grants

2015-2016
CAPES Scholarship for the Master of Fine Arts Programme – Visual Poetics at the School of Arts and Communication, University of São Paulo (ECA-USP). Thesis advisor: Professor Luiz Claudio Mubarac, PhD. Thesis title: “Cidade entre olhares (City Between Views)".

2009-2010
FUPAM Scientific Initiation Scholarship. Research advisor: Professor Luciano Migliaccio, PhD.


works in public collections

Association Mouvement d’Art Contemporain, Chamalières, France.

Associação Bienal do Douro, Alijó, Portugal.

Pinacoteca Municipal de Rio Claro, Brazil.

Fundação Municipal de Cultura de Ponta Grossa, Brazil.