WORK
 

Mainly working with fine art and conceptual  photographs, between commercial and personal projects.

Photography is constantly changing  and Juli's work explores multiple possibilities and processes; while some images are shot with film cameras printed through traditional methods, others are made from digital files and the artists plays with all possibilities of manipulations, assemblages, 3Ds, films, object creations plus mixing photography with other mediums making a transition from being only a photographer to a multidisciplinary  artist.

On her personal projects  figures / characters, called PolkiMiniB, Captain  and others can be seen inserted into the surrealistic scenes and  they are the base of the  work representing our existence through fictional creations, some on playful, colourful and dreamy scenarios, others more addressed into some political or social issues. 

Juli taught studio and fine art photography at Speos International Institute of Photography for seven years,  she has exhibited in Americas, Europe and Asia, contributed to publications including Vogue (Vogue Culture) and Harper's Bazaar, and her work is part of international private, corporate and public collections, including the National Library of France.  

In 2020 Juli is launching The Bubble Square, a collaborative studio dedicate to art and design.

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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 

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

Nera Economic Consulting - New York , USA

Steltemeier & Rawe - Berlin and Bruxelles , Germany and Belgium

GC - Gruppe - Hamburg , Germany

EXHIBITIONS
 

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

 

 

EDUCATION

2009 - 2010  Speos Institute of Photography, Paris, France
2008 - 2009  International Politics / Diplomatic Studies - Instituto Rio Branco - São Paulo, Brazil
2007  - MFA Art + Anthropologic Photography - Tutor Etienne Samain - Unicamp University - Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil
2005 - Art History - Sorbonne University - Paris, France
2003 - 2006 - Social Communication / Media - PUC University - Campinas, Brazil


 

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

 

Juli Manara is a Brazilian-born artist and photographer living and working in London.
She was born and grew up in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil. As a teenager, she also lived in New Zealand and Germany and years later after graduating in Social Communication and Media from university in São Paulo and leaving behind diplomatic studies in 2009, Manara went to Paris to focus and to dedicate full time to art and photography. During her studies and internships she was awarded with a first prize of the International Young Photographers of the year, receiving an exhibition at the prestigious Palais de Tokyo.

A  year later, Juli  moved to London where she got her studio and established herself as an artist. 
 

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