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Juli Manara is a Brazilian London-based contemporary artist working mostly with photographs, videos, collages, and installations. 

Her practices explore our existence and behave, focusing on different aspects of our contemporary culture, from humorous and beauty creations to more serious as social and environmental issues. Inspired and influenced by old masters (as the Renaissance painters Bruegel and Bosh plus movements as Bauhaus and the Surrealists) the artist translates her ideas and narratives of today's society into a more contemporary and fictional style. Figures and characters, dressed on designed figurines which are all ethically created in her studio and sometimes are simple as reused cardboard masks and papers and mostly self-portraits who are created to represent humanity and are allocated in compositions that varies between the beautiful and the mysterious. Juli's main tools are a collection of different camera formats as she enjoys combining digital and analogue and to play with multiple possibilities to work with this medium at these days. While some photographs are printed using old processes, other photographs are a fusion with drawings and illustrations and she builds composites of multiple photographs captured by herself wherever she goes or in the studio, and later she transforms all in one single image. With so many research and details some projects may take a few months until finalised. 

Juli has been based in London since 2010 and her work has been exhibited internationally and is part of private and corporate collections. In 2020 during the lockdown Juli launched The Bubble Square multi-disciplinary studio focusing in producing artworks and collectible objects for more details visit her Store link.

 

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 and 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 - Photomontage Works - 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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