Julia Aurora Guzmán

Julia Aurora Guzmán (1993)

Lives in Amsterdam (NL). Works in Amsterdam (NL).

Using a combination of materials such as metal, coral stone, wood, wax, mesh, and thread, compositions are constructed to settle between the material’s logic and mine. With the purpose of responding to ubiquitous support systems, found in architecture and institutional methods of display, I examine their labor and create sculptures and installations that re-contextualize those mechanisms. The object ‘displayed’, and the object that holds 'it' become sculptures that are made for each other, holding, supporting, revealing themselves in place. The work plays with scale and with the audience, igniting the imagination of spaces through the phenomenology of immensity while creating active, and conscious relationships between the human body, the architectural body and the sculptural body. Their process juxtaposes rawness and refinement, and amorphous objects against calculated structures. Guided through the aesthetics of geometry and tensegrity, the work is conceptually and formally related through balance and precariousness.

Galerie Fontana
Amsterdam - Nederland
Julia Aurora Guzman - How to Hold
Julia Aurora Guzman - How to Hold

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Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1993 Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL Education 2016 B.F.A in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA 2013 A.A.S in Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic Solo Exhibitions 2018 How to Stand, Mamey Galería, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Ongoing) Acrylic God Particles, Hoi Polloi Brewing Taproom and Beat Lounge, Berkeley, CA (Ongoing) 2016 Skeletons and Experiments, SFAI Quad, SF, CA 2015 God Particles, Still Lights Gallery, SF, CA 2014 Filogenia, Quinta Dominica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 Howling Pancakes, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL 2017 Art Book Show, Bass and Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, CA  Calculate Your Volume, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2016 Portrayal: San Francisco Art Institute BFA Exhibition 2016, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA  10 Second Works, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA  Material Bodies, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA Encrypted Objects, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA Anniversary Exhibition, Casa Quien Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR 2015 Mixed Media, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA  More Than One Way, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA  Continuously Present, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA  Sculpture Life, Ashby Residence, Berkeley, CA  Cosecha, la Alpargateria, Santo Domingo, DR  Art and Poetry, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA  New Genres Salon, SFAI, San Francisco, CA Awards & Distinctions 2017 Nomination, Arte e Ativismo na América Latina , Despina, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil  Recognition of Academic Achievement Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, The Sculpture/Ceramics Program, SFAI, San Francisco, CA 2016 Nomination, The International Sculpture Center (ISC), Outstanding Student Achievement Award Elected Student Representative of Sculpture Department, SFAI, San Francisco, CA Fall Honor Studio Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, The Sculpture/Ceramics Program, SFAI, San Francisco, CA Spring Honor Studio Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA 2015 Recognition of Academic Achievement Award, SFAI, San Francisco, CA Elected Student Representative of Sculpture Department, SFAI, San Francisco, CA  Artist Residency, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2014 Portfolio Achievement Scholarship, SFAI, San Francisco, CA 2011 Architectural Drawing Certificate, Casa de Chavón, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Gallery Representation Galerie Fontana, Amsterdam, Netherlands Mamey Galería Eddy Guzmán, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Publication & Press 2018 Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana Magazine, Issue N# 067 Inside Artists Magazine, Four-page feature - Artists' Directory, Issue 13 Summer 2018 (upcoming) Aesthetica Magazine, Standard Plus Listing - Artists’ Directory, Issue 82 - April/May Edition Alejandra Villasmil, Artishock, Julia Auora Guzmán: How to Stand, March 31, 2018 Aesthetica Magazine, Standard Plus Listing - Artists’ Directory, Issue 81 - February/March Edition Daily Lazy, E-Journal and Blog, Exhibitions Directory, February 28, 2018 2017 Marianne de Tolentino, HOY, Frescor y Sutileza de una Obra Joven, December 9, 2017  Rab Messina, CAMEL, La Escultura Arquitectónica de Julia Aurora Guzmán, December 5, 2017 2014 MDMA Magazine, Filogenia - Julia Aurora Guzmán, July Edition, 2014