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Julia da Mota is a Brazilian visual artist living and working between São Paulo and London. Born in São Paulo in 1988, she completed her Master's Degree in Visual Arts at the University of São Paulo and earned a B.Arch degree from the University of São Paulo/ENSA-Paris La Villette. In the last seven years, Da Mota has shown her works in exhibitions throughout Brazil and Europe and participated in important artist residency programs. Drawing inspiration from Minimalist Abstraction and Brutalism in architecture and using the media of painting and printmaking, Da Mota explores relationships of color, form, and matter to create works that come from a phenomenological approach towards space, as well as from her intimate experiences. Da Mota is especially interested in the possible links between man-built space, the idea of landscape, and limits. Through her works, she investigates the tensioning of boundaries–between public and private, external or internal; between built and empty spaces; between the acts of passage and permanence. In 2021, Julia was an artist-in-residence at Pivô (São Paulo, Brazil), one of Brazil’s most prominent non-profit artist residency programs. In 2019, she was a Project Keyholder at East London Printmakers (UK) and an artist-in-residence at Lava! (Residência foNTE/, São Paulo). In 2018, she was part of LAMB Projects’ Billingbear Farm Residency in Berkshire (UK). She has widely shown her work in exhibitions in São Paulo (BR), Ribeirão Preto (BR), Belo Horizonte (BR), Blumenau (BR), London (UK), Alijó (PT) and Chamalières (FR), and has works in collections in Brazil, the United Kingdom, USA, Argentina, Portugal, and France.

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