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Adrià Julià


Adrià JuliàArtist’s Statement

The situations I construct are the result of observing regulated behavior, re-adapted and re-contextualized through a performance – sometimes irrational, uncommon or even antisocial – that simultaneously evokes theatricality and truthfulness.

In recent works such as Notes on the Missing Oh, A Means of Passing the Time, Truc Trang Walls, and La Villa Basque, Vernon, California, I have articulated a particular strain of thought about the interdependence of individuals vis-a-vis their physical and social surroundings, as they negotiate concepts of memory, resistance, displacement, survival and erosion. My practice is concerned with the construction and transmission of meaning through language, in itself conveyed, received and translated. I investigate how seeing, listening and gesticulating create interdependent relationships that transcend physicality; also the means of representation and reception of events of personal and collective historical dimensions, how these relationships function as documents of physical and psychological experience.

My intention is to question current distinctions between individual and collective freedoms and the moral values that define them. Both estrangement and familiarity induce a crisis of viewership, allowing a renewed look at the subject at hand. My projects tend to take shape through film and architectural installations, photography, printed materials.

Biography

Select Fellowships and Awards

2007
American Center Foundation

Select Solo Exhibitions

2010
Indications for Another Place, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

2009
No Place Like Home, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2008
Indicios Para Otro Lugar, Centro de Arte Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain

2007
A Means of Passing the Time, LA

Select Group Exhibitions

2010
Seoul Media City 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2009
7a Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brasil

2008
Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2007
Exile of the Imaginary. Politics / Aesthetics / Love, Genearli Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Select Community-Based Artwork

2010
Notes on the Missing Oh, Seoul Media City 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2009
Ruinas da Fala, 7a Bienal do MercosulPorto Alegre, Brasil

2007
A Means of Passing the Time, LA

EDUCATION

2003, M.F.A.
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Calif.

2000, Meisterschüler
Universität der Künste, Udk Berlin, Germany

1997, B.F.A.
Universitat de Barcelona