Adrià Julià was born in Barcelona, Spain and lives and works in Los Angeles and Bergen, where he is professor at University of Bergen, at the KMD faculty. His most recent solo exhibitions have been at 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; Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid and La Virreina, Barcelona.
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 has received grants from the American Academy in Berlin, Botín Foundation, 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.
Through installations, cinema, video, photography and publications 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.