Julia Csekö
Image: Pauca Paucis - performance during MASS MoCA residency 2018

Brazilian/American visual artist

Julia was born in Colorado and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2011, Csekö moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Graduating in 2013, she mounted her thesis exhibition at Laconia Gallery in Boston. Csekö has been selected for the MASS MoCA residency program to take place in May 2018 where she will further investigate her multi-disciplinary practice as a sculptor, painter and performer. Her most recent work gravitates around self-referential personas documented on video which explore her experience as a Brazilian immigrant in North America and the existential shenanigans that ensue. Csekö is the recipient of a 2016 Walter Feldman Fellowship, awarded by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston resulting in her 1st solo exhibition in the USA. Csekö divides her time between being a practicing artist and an independent curator, presently serving as the Arts Program Coordinator at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (IBA Boston). In her role at VVCA she is implementing an exhibitions program at La Galleria, showcasing contemporary art by artist of Latin American origin/heritage, including artists working within Latin American subjects and aesthetics. Her trajectory as a curator and organizer focuses on diversity, inclusion, community building, artistic innovation, political engagement, social justuice, experimentation and risk-taking. Csekö has participated and organized numerous group exhibitions at national and international venues as well as in unconventional spaces such as houses under construction and a ferry boat. Her work is featured in collections including the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil, as well as private collections in the United States and Brazil.
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