Julia Justo is an Argentinian artist who has been living in New York for the past 20 years. Her interdisciplinary work combines photography, collage and social practice. Using strategies drawn from the fields of education, research and community activism, she invites participation and collective imagining. Her mixed media works incorporate public domain images from the online archives and public libraries, inviting a critical inquiry and examination of pre-colonial histories that takes inspiration from her own Indigenous Heritage.
She is an educator at El Barrio Museum in Manhattan. Julia received her MFA from National University of Argentina. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. Her awards include a Creative Engagement grant; a First Nations Contemporary Biennial Award of Merit by Frank Buffalo Hyde and a Certificate of Recognition by Laura Phipps, curator Whitney Museum of American Art. Julia is the proud mother of a lovely daughter.