Through installations, cinema, video, photography and publications Adrià Julià examines the means of representation and reception of events of personal and collective historical dimensions, and the ways in which they negotiate memory, resistance, displacement, and survival. Born in Barcelona, he lives and works in Los Angeles and Bergen, where he is professor at the Academy of Art, University of Bergen, since 2016.
His most recent solo exhibitions have been at Tabakalera, San Sebastián; Miró Foundation, Barcelona; Project Art Center, Dublin; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; LAXART, Los Angeles; Artists Space, New York; Insa Art Space, Seoul. He has been in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Museu Reina Sofia, Madrid; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; Lyon Bennial, Lyon; Generali Foundation, Vienna; 7th Mercusur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brasil; Akademie der Künste, Berlin. He presented performances at 29th São Paulo Bienal and Galeria Soledad Lorenzo. Adrià Julià was a Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow at American Academy in Berlin, received the Botín Foundation fellowhip, grants from California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, Art Matters, American Center Foundation, “La Caixa” Fellowship program, and in 2002 he was awarded the Altadis Prize.