Adria Julia is an artist born in Barcelona who has lived in Seoul, Rio, Sao Paolo, Berlin and Los Angeles. He works primarily in film and video installations and has exhibited internationally including Lyon Biennial; Generali Foundation, Vienna; Project Art Center, Dublin; Museum Tamayo, Mexico City; Biennial Mercosur in Port Alegre; Sao Paulo Biennial; Galeria Soledad Lorenzo; Orange County Museum of Art; Artists Space, New York; LA><ART, Los Angeles; Seoul Art Museum; Witte de Witte, Rotterdam; Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; Serpentine Gallery, London; Akademie de Kunste, Berlin; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, among others.
Julia has received grants from the American Center Foundation, Art Matters, California Community Foundation, Daad Foundation and was an artist in residence at Capacete in Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil and Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Julia's practice is research based. He came to Careyes to develop a project that involved local histories and cinematic fiction. The magical realism of the book Pedro Paramo, written by Juan Ruflo in 1955 served as a point of departure for his new work. He works site specifically and engages with cultural figures in the communities in which he is living and working.