Julia Brandão's artwork is a collection of everyday artifacts, on which she applies different embroidery - from textiles to plastic bags. She works with found fabrics, trash, and her own clothing.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Julia Brandão studied sculpture at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York and did a residency in Bangladesh at the Uronto Residential Program. Her most recent show was Puzzle, in 2017, at Lazy Susan Gallery, New York.
Past exhibitions include Balam, in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and Conversão at Sé Galeria, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Julia & AnnexB
Julia stayed in our studio for a two-month residency, from April 10 to June 12, 2017.
We had the pleasure to host in our studio the first Journey in NY. We spoke about our residency program and presented Julia's work to this group of creators that were on a journey through the most interesting and game-changing trends in fashion, arts, design and technology.
Fashion Revolution Week
During the Fashion Revolution Week, millions of people were encouraged to ask brands ‘Who made my clothes?’ and demand greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.
In support of Fashion Revolution, Julia presented a new series of works and an art installation she made from clothes donated by friends and Brooklyn Brush’s members. By asking for donations, Julia promotes a dialogue with the viewers and encourages them to go through a process of detachment that ultimately brings awareness of the alienation inherent in contemporary society.
At the same time, the sustainable fashion & lifestyle brand, Fauna, provided content related to the fashion industry and why it is important to know what you buy, from whom you buy, and how you can buy less, recycle and upcycle. For a hands-on experience, visitors learned at Rachel Marus´ and Squirrelz´s DIY stand how to remake their clothes.
Fashion Revolution Week @ Brooklyn Brush
Sat, April 29, 2017 | 2-5 PM