Kenyon College

Julio César Morales


Employing a range of media and visual strategies, artist, educator, and curator Julio César Morales explores issues of migration, underground economies, and labor on personal and global scales. 

Morales’ work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, (Denmark), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico), 2009 Lyon Biennale, (Lyon, France), 2004 and 2008 San Juan Triennial (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 2007 Istanbul Biennale, 2006 Singapore Biennale, Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, Germany), Swiss Cultural Center (Paris, France), The Rooseum Museum of Art (Malmo, Sweden), Peres Projects (Los Angeles), Fototeca de Havana (Cuba), MUCA Roma (Mexico City), and the UCLA Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). His  collaboration with Eamon Ore-Giron (Los Jaichackers) will be featured in the forthcoming Prospect 3 Biennale in New Orleans curated by Franklin Sirmans. 

Morales’ work has been written about in The New York Times, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and Art Nexus amongst others. He has received awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Creative Work Fund, Artadia, The San Francisco Arts Commission’s Public Art Program, The California Arts Council, Friends of Contemporary Art, The Fleishhacker Foundation and AIT Arts Initiative Tokyo in collaboration with The Ishibashi Foundation, and Printed Matter in New York. 

Morales is currently the Curator of Contemporary Art at The Arizona State University Art Museum.


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