Born and raised in Brazil, Júlia Brandão works primarily in textile, installation and performance. Her multidisciplinary practice questions the body in relation to displacement and memory. In 2018, the artist was awarded a fellowship from the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Her work has been presented at NARS Foundation (New York), Jane Lombard Gallery (New York), Galleri Silk (Sweden), Galeria Sé (São Paulo), among others. Brandão currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
In creating paintings and sculptural pieces with fabric, Julia Brandão's work investigates the limits and possibilities of the female body in the spaces it inhabits. In the development of a nation, signs institutionalized in culture define and shape bodies, with limitations and possibilities. Reflecting upon the conception of ‘home’ not only as a physical space but also as an imagined one, her work is a representation of the threshold across and in between borders.