My interdisciplinary work combines collage, photography and social practice. Using strategies drawn from the fields of education, research and community activism, I encourage participation and collective imagining.
My mixed media works invite critical inquiry and examination of pre-colonial histories that takes inspiration from my own Argentinean Indian Heritage.
Born to Argentinean parents of European and Indigenous descent, Julia Justo is a multidisciplinary artist born in La Plata, Argentina.
In 1999 she relocated to New York, a move that had a profound impact on her. Her sense of identity became one of increased complexity as she migrated to a land with a significantly different culture that the one she grew up in.
Justo received a M.F.A. from La Plata National University. She has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad including Smack Mellon, Museum of Buenos Aires, Art Complex Museum, Hunterdon Art Museum, Asheville Art Museum, American Folk Art Museum among others.
2020 “Bound Up Together”, Smack Mellon Foundation. NY
2020 “Spark” El Barrio’s ArtSpace 2020 “Art Against Racism”, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
2020 “Touching Without Touch”. The Hive Art Community 2020
2020 “Works on Paper”, Local Project, Queens, NY.
2019 Noguchi Museum, “Book Art” exhibition.
2019 “Mixed Media Dolls”, El Museo del Barrio, NY
2019 “Voracious Eye”, Abrazo Interno Gallery, the Clemente Center, NY
2019 “Sierra”, LES Gallery, New York, NY.
2019 “Unarchiving Woven Histories”, American Folk Art Museum
2019 “Appalachia Now”, Asheville Art Museum
2019 Latin American Art Triennial, BronxArtSpace, NY
2019 “NOMAA’S Women in the Heights”. Rio II Gallery and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art.
2019 “Love/Hate”, Local Project, Queens. NY
SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2020 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. NY
2019 Creative Capital Professional Taller, NY
2019 LMCC Artist Grant. NY 2
018. Artist in Residence, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2018 Certificate of Recognition. Selected by Frank Buffalo Hyde, Curator Tubac Center of the Arts. Arizona.
2017. Certificate of Recognition. Selected by Laura Phipps, Curator Whitney Museum of American Art.
1995 Award Luigi Prete Foundation. Rome.
1995 Award Provincial Museum of Art. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
1994 Award "Le Muse". Florence. Italy.