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Julia Barbosa Landois


/ Conceptual Art / Drawing / Film/Video / Installation /Site-specific Art / Printmaking / Performance Art

Art Training
Self Taught / University of Texas at San AntonioUniversity of Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations


What impact do you want to have with your art?

I want to spark critical dialogue that inspires social and personal change.

Artists Statement

My work uses pop cultural tropes and dark humor to address thorny subjects like gender, religion, ecology, and power. Explorations of language, from documentary narratives to sacred texts to remixed song lyrics, run throughout my work in performance, video, installation, and print. Code-switching and voice-switching often complicate the relationships between Spanish and English, masculine and feminine, victim and victimizer, abject and exalted. My projects cross a variety of media to examine the relationship between the intimate and the public, double meanings, mistranslations, and the ironic and unintended experiences of the written, sung, and spoken word.

Artists Biography

Julia Barbosa Landois (b. San Antonio, USA) is a multidisciplinary artist who reworks found narratives to examine gender, spirituality, ecology, and language. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Latin America and Europe. Her performances have included the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Artpace, Mexic-Arte Museum, and the Fusebox Festival. Barbosa Landois was a resident at KÌ_nstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin) in 2016, and is a 2018-2019 Studio Resident at the Lawndale Art Center. She works as a lecturer at the University of Houston’s School of Art.