Julio César Morales
By deploying a range of media and visual strategies, Julio César Morales investigates issues of migration, underground economies, and labor on the personal and global scales. Morales’ practice employs multifarious mediums specific to each project or body of work. He has painted watercolor illustrations that diagram human trafficking methods, employed the DJ turntable, produced video and time-based pieces, reenacted a famous meal, all to elucidate social interactions and political perspectives.
Morales’ artwork has been shown at venues internationally, including the Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Prospect 3 Biennale, New Orleans, LA; the Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey; Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Singapore Biennale, Singapore; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Rooseum Museum of Art, Malmo, Sweden; Fototeca de Havana, Havana, Cuba; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden; muca-Roma, Mexico City, Mexico. In May 2018, Morales was awarded the Phoenix Art Museum’s Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Award, which includes a major solo exhibition in the spring 2019.
His work has been featured in publications, including Flash Art, The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, Art Nexus, and Art in America. His work is in private and public collections including The Los Angeles County Art Museum, The Kadist Foundation, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Deutsche Bank, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Pérez Art Museum Miami among others.
Phoenix New Times, Lynn Trimble
May 25, 2018
The New York Times, Holland Cotter
September 21, 2017
Artsy, Maxwell Williams
September 13, 2017
Los Angeles Times, Carolina A. Miranda
June 15, 2017
Torre Cube, Guadalajara, Mexico
February 2nd – February 28th, 2018
Firelei Báez, Julio César Morales, and Ranu Mukherjee
September 13-17, 2017 | Navy Pier, Chicago, IL | Booth 237
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