Adrià Julià

Adrià Julià’s experimental artworks include film and video installations, performance, and printed matter. He calls up image-making technologies and exposes their valuable failures and violent powers; all the while in flux between presence and absence, between what comes to the surface and what remains untold. Julià has had solo exhibitions at Pinacoteca, São Paulo; La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona; Miró Foundation, Barcelona; Tabakalera, San Sebastian; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Insa Art Space, Seoul; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; LAXART, Los Angeles; Artists Space, New York; The Room Gallery, Irvine; 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica; Project Art Centre, Dublin. Group shows include The Metropolitan Museum, New York; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Witte de With, Rotterdam; De Appel, Amsterdam; Museum of Art, Seoul; Generali Foundation, Vienna; Akademie der Künste, Berlin. He has participated in the Lyon, São Paulo, Mercosul, and Jakarta Biennales. Julià has been a grantee of the American Academy in Berlin, Art Matters, the American Center Foundation, and the California Community Foundation.

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PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION: Place Settings II

August 21, 2022 - September 17, 2022

Place Settings: Part II
Featuring works by Adrià Julià, Larissa Sansour, and Reza Nik

Curated by Noa Bronstein

Place Settings continues this summer with performance-based projects staged throughout the city of Toronto. Each project engages in a discursive gesture that considers new possibilities at the intersections of food practices and public space, revealing the shareable and relational qualities of both. 

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PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Adrià Julià

August 21, 2022 - September 17, 2022

Billboard on Shaw presented by Critical Distance, featuring A Very White Flower, by Adrià Julià, 2022.

A Very White Flower references Julià’s ongoing interest in the history of production, consumption and expansion of popcorn in modern colonial history. The image of a single kernel of popcorn functions as a prompt to consider Julià’s reflections on the historical and socioeconomic intricacies of the global corn industry and its relationship to Mexican culture and the popularization of popcorn in the United States after the Great Depression, especially in regards to popcorn’s connection to cinema.

A Very White Flower is presented in the context of Place Settings (curated by Noa Bronstein), a large-scale, durational project that considers how food functions to connect and disrupt.

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