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Julia Carrillo Escalera

Julia Carrillo Escalera has a Master in Fine Arts and Bachelor degree in Mathematics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her artistic practice utilizes mathematics and physics in order to build an approach to natural phenomena, such as the transformation of space, the motion of light, and the forces that condition life on Earth. Scientific thought poses questions which art allows her to understand through sensitivity. Her creative endeavors allow her to bring together scientific and artistic techniques to represent the phenomena she researches in her surroundings; the use of such mathematical concepts as ‘boundaries’ and ‘infinite’ serve to analyze the imprecise nature of reality. In this way she seeks to call reality into question from the standpoint of science, while understanding it from the viewpoint of art.

Her creative processes involves the use of media such as photography, sculpture, drawing, and installation art. She has been part of numerous exhibitions, both in Mexico and abroad, among which ‘Collusion’ stands out and, which took place in contemporary art Galería Metropolitana in Santiago de Chile in 2014. Julia is currently a Fellow in the artistic residencies program at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York supported by the National Fond for the Culture and the Arts (FONCA).  and Fellow in the Program to Support Production and Research in Art supported by the Multimedia Center of the National Arts Centre (CNA).

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