Julia Barrios de la Mora (Mexico City) has developed herself as a performer and choreographer. Her practice usually takes multiple forms: video, workshops, installation, text and performing arts.
Julia got a Bachelor degree as dancer-maker by the University of Arts ArtEZ, Arnhem, the Netherlands. She has also a background in Architecture (UNAM Mexico), which has influenced her choreographic practice.
At ArtEZ she was part of the two years ‘Honours Programme: theory and research group’ where she developed the thesis: “Choreographing Between” (2016). Her research were strongly undermined with post-structuralist theories about New Materialism, Object Oriented Ontology, Post-Colonialism and a mature sensitivity regarding mechanisms of knowledge-creation and its circulation in the digital millennium.
She recognizes choreography as a discipline with the potential to recreate and reinvestigate the relationship of the human body with the material world. Her work is interested on creating ecosystems of live interaction between multiple human and non-human agents.
As a performer and maker she developed together with João Dinis Pinho the research "Blurry Identities" on 2014, which has given shape to 5 different duets. The research analyses the counter-balance of Nationalism and Globalization through tradicional dances and militar marches. In 2015, the research got selected to be part of 'One Nights Dance' project in Dansateliers, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. In 2017 the project was supported by the 'Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst'. In 2018 by the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City and the Festival 4x4 in Chiapas, México.
Julia is also part of the platform CUICLI an itinerant residency project based in México that brings artist together from different disciplines to have a process of 6 days and work around the expansion of the performing arts possibilities.
She is currently based in Mexico and was granted with Jóvenes Creadores program (2018-19) from the national Mexican funds for art and culture, FONCA, with the project Dinámicas Blandas.