Julia Orquera Bianco was born in Argentina and has lived in Mexico and the United States. She attended Escuela de Arte Fotográfico de Avellaneda, where she specialized in Photography. In 2011, Orquera Bianco earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting from Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In 2018, Orquera Bianco graduated from the MFA program at Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In 2020, Orquera Bianco gained a Certificate on Sustainability from University of California, Los Angeles.
Her art practice interrogates her everyday experience through addressing collective and personal heritage and the legacy of Western Culture as a platform to create objects, installations and time-based media that put into question identity, presenting it as a constant process of deconstruction, experienced through a body in motion, influenced by the past but re-contextualized and impacted by the present and the place. Her latest work explores alternative formats through the use of traditional and non-traditional materials in unconventional ways. Her work has been showcased in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States.
Pledge to sustainability: I decided to take upon myself the responsibility of my environmental footprint as an artist, to reduce and to upcycle materials and processes as much as I can, without jeopardizing the quality or delivery of the work. Bear with me while I find the best and most sustainable ways to make and to distribute my artworks.