Júlia Milward

(this page was last updated in July 2016)


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1983.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Alfinete Galeria.

PIPA 2016 nominee.

Born on the Guanabara Bay, raised on the shores of Paraibuna River, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Seine River, disembogued in the Rhône and practiced Stand Up Paddle for three years in the Paranoa lake. Today, she skirts the Tiete in search of subterranean rivers. Graduated in Social Communication at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil and Visual Arts at the Université Paris 8, France. Master in Contemporary Photography by École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie and in Contemporary Poetics by the University of Brasília, Brazil. She has presented her works individually in 3 individual exhibitions, and in 30 collective exhibitions in 4 different countries (Brazil, France, China, Canada). She has won 2 prizes: Arca-Suiss and Transborda Brasília.


[convergence point]

Bring forward the more obvious and repetitive question from established protocols directly related to the object of research. Through the works here presented the artist means to experiment the non-conclusive reflexive points on the variations of time: at the instance (Still Life), in the mismatch (Bonjour, au revoir et merci/Somewhere in the Atlas), in the waiting (Minuta 2010-2014), in the repetition (The royal palm tree at the Pamplemousse Garden), in the memory (obscenes).

Time, in the instant, is questioned by the final moment, more specifically the last almost second of existence of a body. In the mismatch it is presented by a gesture and chance of temporal layers that never coexisted in the same time-space continuum, but are planed into a single image. In the waiting, air transit places between the already left and not yet arrived, temporal expansion places by expectation. In the repetition of the image, the repetition of gesture, turn the image reproducible by the act of kneading. In the memory, represented by the illusionary photographic layer presented by the visual noises that print glitches onto the images, thus revealing the farce.

Website: juliamilward.com

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