Juli Manara is a Brazilian London-based artist and photographer working mainly between her personal projects and portraits. Juli practices explore our existence as humans and focuses on different aspects of our contemporary culture, from humorous and beauty creations to more serious as social and environmental issues. In addition to her variety of conceptual fantasied photographic works, including montages, collages and films,  the artist continuously focuses on her passion of portraiture, as it corresponds with the first projects since she got her first  camera in 1995;  Some portraits explore s fictional figures with imaginative narratives, others of people, their personalities and their realities. 

Juli's main tools are a collection of different photographic camera formats as she enjoys combining digital and analogue and to play with multiple possibilities to work with this medium at these days. She has been based in London since 2010 but works between London and São Paulo. She collaborates with agencies and magazines and her work has been exhibited internationally and is part of private and corporate collections. Since 2014 Juli lectures studio and contemporary photography at Speos International Photography School (Paris-London) and she is currently enrolled at the Social Anthropology Education Programme at Oxford University 

Honours & Awards
Finalist - 2013 - International Fine Art Photography Awards

Finalist - 2012 - LICC London International Creative Competition

Winner - 2011 - Made Design Artist Awards

Commendation - 2010 - LPA London Photographic Association

Commendation - 2010 - Sony World Photography Awards

Winner - 2010 - Prix de la Jeune Creation - Photography - Paris, France

Selected Collections
Hiscox
European Union Office, Brussels, Belgium

Seabourn Luxury Cruises

UBS Bank
Hyatt Group
Bibliotheque Nationale de France - Paris (National Library of France)

Wendy Asher /Peter Asher - (private collection featured at Banksy Documentary) New York - Los Angeles - USA

Nera Economic Consulting - New York , USA

Steltemeier & Rawe - Berlin and Brussels , Germany and Belgium

GC - Gruppe - Hamburg , Germany

Exhibitions
2020 - Tate Late Selected Artist - Tate Modern - London, United Kingdom

2019 - AKT Gala Auction - London, United Kingdom
2019 - Queer Frontier Charity Exhibition - London, United Kingdom

2019 - Photo Shanghai - Shanghai, China
2019 - Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park - London, United Kingdom

2019 - London Art Fair,  London, United Kingdom

2018 - Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park - London, United Kingdom

2018 - The Other Art Fair - London, United Kingdom

2017 - Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park - London, United Kingdom

2017 - The Other Art Fair - London, United Kingdom

2017 - Istanbul Contemporary - Istanbul, Turkey

2017 - Photo London - London, United Kingdom

2016 - Istanbul Contemporary - Istanbul, Turkey
2016 - The Other Art Fair Old Truman Brewery - London, United Kingdom
2016 - Printed 16 - Mixer Art Gallery - Istanbul, Turkey  
2016 - The Other Art Fair - Victoria House - London , United Kingdom
2016 - Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park - London, United Kingdom
2015 - Signed For Syria Auction Protein Studios - London United Kingdom  
2015 -The Other Art Fair Old Truman Brewery - London, United Kingdom
2015 - Galeria and Multistore 11.16 "Ciclas" Group Exhibition - Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 - The Other Art Fair - Victoria House - London, United Kingdom
2015 - Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park - London, United Kingdom
2014 - Darren Baker Gallery - Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2014 - Gallery Rivoli 59 - MiniB Collection / Projections - Paris, France
2014 - Castle Fine Art Mayfair - Summer Exhibition - Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2014 - Darren Baker Gallery - Summer Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2014 - Saatchi Art & Saatchi Gallery + Fritz Hansen Design -The Hyatt - London, United Kingdom
2014 - Affordable Art Fair - New York, United States
2014 - Manchester Contemporary - Manchester, United Kingdom
2014 - The Other Art Fair - Ambika P3 / Marylebone - London, United Kingdom
2014 - Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park - London, United Kingdom
2013 - Salon De La Photo Paris - Group Exhibition - Paris, France
2013 - Galeria and Multistore 11.16 - The World I Imagine - Solo Exhibition - Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 - The Notting Hill Gallery - Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2013 - Belgrave Boutique Hotel Mayfair - Art & Design Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2013 - The Other Art Fair - Truman Brewery / Bricklane - London, United Kingdom
2012 - Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park -London, United Kingdom
2012 -The Other Art Fair - Ambika P3 / Marylebone - London, United Kingdom
2012 - The State of Art Gallery - Group Exhibition - Hong Kong, China  
2012 - NordArt - Group Exhibition - Hamburg, Germany
2012 - Debut Contemporary Gallery - Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2012 - Museu de Imagem e Som - Sony World Photography Awards - Group Exhibition - Sao Paulo, Brazil  
2012 - The Other Art Fair - Ambika P3 / Marylebone - London, United Kingdom
2011 - The Other Art Fair at OXO Tower - Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2011 - Somerset House for the London Fashion Week - Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2011 - Fulham Palace - Group Exhibition -London, United Kingdom
2011 - London Photographic Association Awards - Group Exhibition - London, United Kingdom
2010 - Coline de Chaillot / Palais de Tokyo - Winners of Young Photography Awards - Paris, France
2010 - Speos International Photographic Institute - Graduation Show - Group Exhibition - Paris, France


Publications
2019 - The Guardian , UK
2019 - How To Spend It Magazine - Financial Times , UK
2016 - Red Magazine by art+commerce - London, UK
2016 - Polki & MiniB 2010-2015 Book - London, UK
2015 - Harper's Bazaar - London, UK
2014 - APF Art & Photography - Hong Kong
2014 - Canvas - Inside the Studio by Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, USA
2013 - Revista Bravo , Art & Culture - Brazil
2013 - Humanize Magazine - Madrid, Spain - New York, USA
2012 - NordArt Magazine and Exhibition Book - Hamburg Germany
2012 - New Photographers by Vogue Italia, Milan, Italy
2011 - The Culture Edit by Vogue Magazine, UK
2011 - Photo Magazine Brazil
2010 - Sony World Photography Awards Book, New York, USA - London UK
2009 - Arte e Fotografia, Editora Abril, São Paulo, Brazil
2008 - Smithsonian Magazine, USA

Lectures & Talks

2013 - 2020 - Studio Photography lecturer -  Speos International  Institute of Photography, Paris-London.

2013 - 2020  - Fine Art -  History of Photography - Museum & Galleries  -  Speos International  Institute of Photography, Paris-London

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