Julia Barco


Master of Science in Visual Studies (M.S.V.S.), Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachussetts

B.A. in Liberal Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.


MacArthur Rockerfeller Intercultural Film, Video and Multimedia Grant, 1996.


Her videos have been shown in museums and galleries such as: MOMA, New York; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; MACO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca), Mexico; Estación Indianilla, Mexico City, Mexico.

They have been selected for events and festivals such as Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany; Moving Image Biennial (BIM), Buenos Aires; Cinema Differents, Paris; OVNI, Barcelona; EXIS, Seul, Korea; Images Festival, Toronto; Cinematexas; Women in the Director´s Chair, Chicago; Vidarte Festival of Electronic Arts, Mexico City, among others.

She has participated in collective exhibitions such as Thorn of the Mountain, MOMA, NY, 1997; Video-therapy, MOV, NY, 2002; Risk/Riesgo, Felix Bilingual Issue, 2003; Caudal del Sur, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2006; Paris New York Mexico, Centro Cultural Estación Indianilla, Mexico City, 2008; Mexparismental, Paris, 2009; MAMAZ, Havana Biennial, 2009; Cali Contemporáneo, Cali, 2009; Short Experimental Documentaries, curated by Tova Beck-Friedman, Anthology Film Archives, NY, 2016.

As a photographer she has been selected to participate in the 1st FOTOAX Biennial, Oaxaca, 2014 and participated in the Signs and Territory exhibition, Fundación Hector García, Mexico City, 2013, and Oficios, urban photography installation, Oaxaca, 2015. In 2018, the series REGARDING LIGHT, and in 2022, the series CRUCIBLE, were exhibited at the Andres Henestrosa Library of La Casa de la Ciudad, Oaxaca

Individual Exhibitions

2022 CRUCIBLE, images of light, Casa de la Ciudad, Oaxaca, México.

2018 CONSIDERAR LA LUZ / REGARDING LIGHT, photography exhibition, Biblioteca Henestrosa, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2018 RETURN TO THE CAVERN, video installation, Centro Cultural Sto. Domingo, Ex-convento de Sto. Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2017 RETURN TO THE CAVERN, video installation, MAPA TEATRO, Bogotá, Colombia.

2016 RETURN TO THE CAVERN, video installation, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City.

2015 FOCO, video retrospective exhibition, Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City.

2013 AL BORDE, MAPA Teatro, Bogotá, Colombia.

2012 DUELO, Taller Espacio Alternativo, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2008 ALUCINE, video retrospective exhibition, Latin Media Festival, Toronto, Canada.