Julia Zurilla was born in Venezuela and has been residing and working in Miami since 2017. Zurilla completed the Master's program in Systems of Representation of Contemporary Art at IUESAPAR, Caracas (2004). She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Art with a specialization in Painting and Mixed Media from IUESAPAR (2001), and a diploma in Fashion Design from IUDLM, Caracas (1989).
Currently, she is an active member of Laundromat Art Space.
As a versatile artist with a multidisciplinary approach, Julia interweaves images from various sources to challenge notions of belonging related to the environment. Her primary mediums include video, installations, and photography, complemented by writing and textiles.
Her art has been showcased in esteemed international museums, art biennials, institutions, and galleries, including Galería de Arte Nacional Venezuela (2023), Special Projects at PINTA Miami (2022), Coral Gables Museum in Miami (2020), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC Lima in Peru (2019), Theâtre La Colonie in Paris (2018), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas (2012), Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO in Miami (2006), Museo de Bellas Artes Venezuela (2006), and The Americas Society Art Gallery in New York (2005).
Among her most recent recognitions are the "Miami Individual Artist Grant" from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (2023), the "Corral & Cathers Artist Fund Grant" from The Coral Gables Community Foundation (2023), and an "Honorable Mention" at the CACC (2023) in Venezuela. Additionally, she was awarded grants from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation and The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs' Grants Program in 2020.
Her work is part of institutional collections such as Fundación Museos Nacionales and Galería de Arte Nacional in Venezuela, Colección / Fundación Banco Mercantil, ExxonMobil Collection, and Luciano Benetton Collection.
National Museums Foundation
Biographical Dictionary of venezuelan artists
I am a multidisciplinary artist. My primary mediums are video and photography, but I also work with the written word and textiles. I combine images from different sources (mostly family archives), narrative texts, and poems to explore ideas of belonging and memory, creating a dynamic dialogue that unravels interconnection and liberates previously confined narratives.
In my work I also explore space as a material, confronting different elements through the installation. I develop site-specific constructions where materials, ideas, and devices are combined in the same discourse.
While memory, place, and belonging form the core of my artistic research, I am also fascinated by themes related to migration, gentrification, and environmental problems. I firmly believe that they are fundamental to the exploration of identity and belonging. Each project adheres to a coherent conceptual framework, ensuring a fluid narrative that resonates with viewers and invites them into the realm of the personal and the unusual.
Soy un párrafo. Haz clic aquí para agregar tu propio texto y edítame. Es muy sencillo.