2021 Artist

Julia Justo

My interdisciplinary work combines installation, mixed media and social practice. Using strategies drawn from the fields of education, research and community activism,I invite participation and collective imagining.

Biography

Julia Justo is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working across photography, installation, mixed media and social practice. Justo, of combined Indigenous and European descent, was born in La Plata, Argentina, in 1963. When she moved to New York 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 University. She has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad including Smack Mellon, Bric Arts Media, Hunterdon Art Museum and Asheville Art Museum among others.

Artist Statement

My interdisciplinary work combines installation, mixed media and social practice. Using strategies drawn from the fields of education, research and community activism,I invite participation and collective imagining. My flag is a socially engaged mixed media where immigrants were invited to write about their hopes for the future. Their writings were included in small bags attached to the flag. This work was made from discarded clothing I bought and used during my time as an immigrant in America. The project seeks to create a platform to resist injustice and speaks to how we could move forward collectively.

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