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BIO

JULIA DA MOTA is a Brazilian visual artist who lives and works between Paris and São Paulo. Born in 1988, she received a master’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of São Paulo and a B.Arch degree from the University of São Paulo / ENSA-Paris La Villette. Julia da Mota's pictorial research is based on experiments in the fields of painting and printmaking. Starting from an intimate relationship with abstract minimalism and brutalism in architecture, the artist seeks in her works a phenomenological approach to the female body in relation to man-built space. Her works explore the relationships between color, form, and matter to create situations that come from her intimate experiences and her desire to build new worlds. In her research, she is particularly interested in the possible links between the notions of landscape, duality, and borders. Her practice explores the tension of limits —between exterior and interior, constructed and void; between passage and permanence, between public and intimate.

In recent years, Da Mota has exhibited her works in cultural institutions and galleries throughout Brazil and Europe, such as Galería Fermay (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), LAMB Arts (London, United Kingdom), Association Mouvement d’Art Contemporain (Chamalières, France), the Ribeirão Preto Art Museum (MARP), the Blumenau Art Museum (MAB), Casa das Artes Museum (Belém, Brazil), and Taller Zaragoza (São Paulo, Brazil). She has been continually developing her research through important artist residency programs, including Pivô Art and Research (São Paulo, 2021), foNTE (São Paulo, 2019), East London Printmakers (London, 2019) and LAMB Billingbear Arts (UK, 2018). Her works are present in collections in Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Spain, Portugal, and France.

Julia da Mota is currently an artist-in-residence at Cité internationale des Arts (Paris, Jan-July 2024).






    

CV

Julia da Mota

b. São Paulo (Brazil), 1988
lives and works between Paris and São Paulo


education

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

2012  
B.Arch in Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo (FAU-USP)

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


artist's residencies

2024
Cité internationale des Arts. Paris, France (Jan-July 2024)

2021
Pivô Research Residency. Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil.

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 and duo exhibitions

2022
Limiar [Threshold]. Julia da Mota. Text by Gisela Gueiros. FASAM Gallery, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Vazios Incompletos [Incomplete Voids]. Julia da Mota and Ana Sant’Anna. Galeria Ruy Meira - Casa das Artes. Belém, PA, Brazil

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

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


group exhibitions

2024

[upcoming] Space In Between. Julia da Mota, Sebastien Pauwels, and Evi Vingerling. Galería Fermay, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Au bord de l’infini [On the Border of Infinity]. Curated by Vanina Pinter and Jaga Jankowska Cappigny. Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2023
Um mistério menor [A Minor Mistery]. Curated by Lucas Alberto. Org. Gisela Projects. Casa Ondina, São Paulo, Brazil
Engradados [Gridded]. Curated by Gisela Gueiros. Taller Zaragoza, São Paulo, Brazil
Passagem [Passage]. Galpão Cru. São Paulo, Brazil
Pivô Wall Auction, 12th Edition. Pivô, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2022

Here We Go. Galería Fermay, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Pivô Wall Auction — 10 Years Edition. Pivô, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Gesto e memória: Recolher o incomensurável do mundo [Gesture and Memory: Collecting the Immeasurable of the World]. Text by Bianca Dias. FASAM Gallery, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2021

Polígonos, Pórticos, Matéria e Desejo [Polygons, Portals, Matter and Desire]. Curated by Cadu Gonçalves. Gisela Projects / Janaína Torres Galeria, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Wall Auction, 10th Edition. Pivô, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Nuances [Nouances]. Curated by Kura / Camila Yunes. BNP Paribas - São Paulo Headquarters, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

27th Fine Arts Juried Show, Museum of Praia Grande. Praia Grande, SP, Brazil

17o Ubatuba Visual Arts Juried Show. Ubatuba, SP, Brazil

Elogio das Superfícies [Praise to Surfaces]. Curated by Pollyana Quintella. FASAM Gallery, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Campo Aberto [Open Field]. Galeria Vitrine, Pivô, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

18th MARP Exhibition Program. Ribeirão Preto Museum of Art (MARP), Brazil

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 Program. 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 Program. 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 Program. 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


awards

2022
Branco de Melo Award 2022, Pará Cultural Foundation. Belém, PA, Brazil

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 Program, 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 Program – Visual Poetics, 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


workshops

2020
Speaker Series, British School of Creative Arts (EBAC), São Paulo, Brazil

2014

Illustration and Editing workshop for the Yanomami Community in Missão Catrimani, Roraima (Brazilian Amazon Rainforest)


art fairs

SP–Arte 2024, São Paulo, Brazil
SWAB 2023, Barcelona, Spain
SP–Arte 2023, São Paulo, Brazil
ArtRio 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ArtSampa 2022, São Paulo, Brazi
ZONAMACO 2017, Mexico City, Mexico


works in public collections

Pará Cultural Foundation, Belém do Pará, Brazil
Fundação Municipal de Cultura de Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
Associação Bienal do Douro, Alijó, Portugal
Pinacoteca Municipal de Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil
Association Mouvement d’Art Contemporain, Chamalières, France


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