Lives and work in Miami Florida.
BFA and MFA / Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón and Fashion Design / Instituto Universitario de Diseño Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela.
Julia belongs to the generation of Venezuelan artists from the late nineties, whose proposals use contemporary experimental languages. The written word, photographic imagery, contextual art and the interdisciplinary research of the art methods are the central columns of her work and her intellectual development. Julia Zurilla is an artist recognized for her experience with video and technological media, transforming written narratives into visual images.
Her work has been exhibited at international museums, art biennales, institutions and galleries such as: Coral Gables Museum in Miami, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC Lima in Perú; Americas Society Art Gallery in New York; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO in Miami, Theâtre La Colonie in Paris, Cinemateca Distrital in
Bogotá, Biennal of Contemporary Art in Mérida, FIA Caracas, Galería de Arte Nacional, Museo de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Sziget Festival in Budapest, Galería Carmen Araujo in Caracas, Galería Odalys in Madrid.
She has been granted important awards such as the ExxonMobil Exhibition Prize/National Art Gallery Caracas (2003), 26th National Art Contest/Museum of Contemporary Art Maracay (2001) and 63rd Salón Arturo Michelena Biennial (2001), which is Venezuela’s most important art contest. In 2020 she was awarded Grants Program of The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation and The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.
Her work is included in major private and public collections such as: Mercantil Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Mario Abreu in Maracay, Ateneo of Valencia and National Art Gallery (Venezuela), ExxonMobil Art Collection and Luciano Benetton Collection.
National Museums Foundation
Biographical Dictionary of venezuelan artists
“My proposal is related to memory and place. They are mostly hybrid works made as a double articulation: panoramic or testimonial images together with narrative texts or confessional dialogues. My last work is done as a double articulation: testimonial and unconnected images that are coupled into the "horizon" of each other. Also images are articulated with fragments of texts from another narrative work.”
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