CV JULIANA MUNDIM

 

Education
Film Graduate FAAP, Sao Paulo, Brasil

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Festival Screenings
2015 Pause Festival (Transductions), Melbourne Australia
2014 Prix Europa, European Views of Berlin, Berlin Germany
2012 A Room for Two or More at Border, Mexico City Mexico
2012 Mostra Sesc Imagem Contato, Sao Paulo Brasil
2011 Dyaporama Photo Show, Tokyo Japan
2011 Galeria Emma Thomas, Group Show, Sao Paulo Brasil
2011 The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin Germany
2010 Art.Mov at Sesc, Sao Paulo Brazil
2010 Manipulated Image at The Center of Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, USA

2010 Mostra Ausencia/Presenca at Sesc. Campinas, Brazil
2010 Curtos Menos Cine at Casa America Spain, Madrid Spain
2009 Digital Artifact Magazine Video Festival, San Francisco USA
2008 Lapis Lapin at Surface to Air, Sao Paulo Brazil
2008 Festival Pocket Films at Georges Pompidou, Paris France
2007 Situ/Acao Videos de Viagem at Paco da Artes USP, Sao Paulo Brazil

2007 Back-Up Film Festival at Bauhaus, Weimar Germany
2007 2o Festival Internacional de Arte em Midias Moveis, Belo Horizonte Brazil

2006 Resfest 2006, Sao Paulo Brazil
2005 Video Brazil Festival Sesc, Sao Paulo Brazil
2005 Mostra Video Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo Brazil
2004 LadyFest 2004, Sao Paulo Brazil
2004 Projeto BBB at Sesc Ipiranga, Sao Paulo Brazil
2000 Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo Brazil

Retrospective
2007 Retrospective of Juliana Mundim at RESFEST10, Sao Paulo

2012 A Room for Two or More, Border, Mexico City

 

Curator
2006 Ways to See: Places and Landscapes at Fundacion Telefonica Lima, Peru

2004-2018 FAQMAGAZINE (Online Magazine)

 

Books and Zines
2005 I Heart Juliana Mundim Editions L’Imprimante, France

 

Lectures
2009 Flickr New Talents at SP Photo Fest, Sao Paulo Brazil

2008 Lecture at Fnac Epson Photo Week, Sao Paulo Brazil

Awards and Grants

1999 Prize/Grant from Sao Paulo Secretary of Culture (U$25.000) for the project of film Surfista Invisivel

1999 Prize/Grant from Brasilia Ministry of Culture (U$40.000) for the project of film Surifista Invisivel

 

Mentions
2010 MTV Top 10 Best Music Videos of 2010

 

Public Collections
Georges Pompidou, Paris France

Border, Mexico City Mexico

itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brasil 

Selected Press and Biography
2014 Parallel Planets, Philippines
2014 Port Magazine, United Kingdom
2014 Trip Magazine, Brazil
2014 Plastic Dreams Magazine, Brazil
2010 Move that JukeBox, Blog, Brazil
2009 Vice Magazine, Interview Brazil/USA
2009 Paraty in Foco Interview Brazil
2009 Minas de Ouro, Blog, Brazil
2009 Hand, Blog, Brazil
2008 TalkShow: MariMoon 30 Min Interview Aired on June 2008 MTV

2008 Magazine Serafina, Brazil
2008 Folha de Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008 TPM Magazine Interview Brazil
2007 Liberation (Ecrans) France
2007 Zupi Magazine Brazil
2007 Criativa Magazine Interview Brazil
2007 Web Design Interview Magazine Brazil
2007 Concrete Hermit Interview United Kingdom
2007 Mumble Magazine Interview Canada
2006 Key Magazine Brazil
2005 Video Artistas em Pauta. Aired on TV Senac
1999 Correio Brasiliense Brazil

Press & Brochures

Link Directory (Google Search)

Letters:

LETTER BY RENATA LEMOS :

 

Melbourne, February 28th, 2019

 

Renata Lemos Morais is a Brazilian author, researcher and occasional art curator.

She is currently based in Melbourne.

 

As a Brazilian academic and researcher who have dabbled in art curation, I have followed the work of Juliana Mundim over the years with keen interest. Many have explored the relationship between her work and broader political and social scenarios such as the multiple effects globalization and digital technologies have had on our private and public lives. However, what I would like to say about her art is different. My response to her work is visceral and speaks directly to my own identity as a global nomad who has been living in different countries and continents in a continuous journey of permanent detachment. This feeling of groundlessness and homelessness can be quite disorienting at times, and Juliana's work has in many ways provided me with a fresh new sense of direction.

 

Her work is almost therapeutic to me: it tells me it is ok to float around without a map, to have no roots, to refuse to fit into the mold of a Latin American identity while at the same time replacing it with no other fixed identity. Her work transpires the struggle of global nomad living while at the same time expressing how utterly light and delicate this same life can be. Her work captures a luminous, ethereal aesthetics that is truly transversal to any place, society or culture. The entirety of her work - photography, film, video, animation, digital curation, and publishing - is able to push us directly into the realm of the universal. This aesthetic drive toward the ineffable vastness of life on Earth is the force propelling her extensive world traveling, the impulse beneath her continuous wandering around the world, which is crucial to her visual narrative. I intend to continue to observe her new trajectories of aesthetic exploration because they have never ceased to amaze me.

LETTER BY BRUNO SAITO:

 

São Paulo, February 22nd, 2019

 

Bruno Yutaka Saito
Journalist
Culture and Art Editor at Valor Econômico, Brazil
Former Movie Critic and Journalist at Folha de Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Memory, affection, displacement, and borders are some of the recurring elements in Juliana Mundim's work. What first caught my attention in her work, around 2005, was the ability to transform into images and sounds, elements for the senses, an impalpable feeling of loss, of not belonging to any possible place.

 

More than a personal diary or a restricted universe, her videos, drawings, movies, and playlists, evoke the impossibility of satisfaction or perfection. There is always a fugitive element evoked, like the word that is not said or found.

 

It is necessary to keep in mind that Juliana's work accompanies decisive moments of the very development of technology and the capture of moving images, the banalization of the visible, the turn of the twentieth century to the XXI. Pocket Films for Travelers, for example, anticipates in almost 20 years the Instagram Stories. They are snapshots of everyday scenes on the planet, and at the same time they are destined to be consumed as pills to travelers, they have a perennially, a record of the small historical moment that will never repeat itself, of fragmented memories of times impossible to be withheld.

 

Proust in audio-visual pills, serving the beauty and subtleties of the world, without the shadow of egos or pre-defined meanings.

 

ORIGINAL IN PORTUGUESE:

 

Memória, afeto, deslocamento e fronteiras são alguns dos elementos recorrentes no trabalho de Juliana Mundim. O que primeiro me chamou a atenção em seu trabalho, por volta de 2005, foi a capacidade de transformar em imagens e sons, em elementos para os sentidos, um impalpável sentimento de perda, de não pertencimento a nenhum local possível. Mais do que diário pessoal ou um universo restrito, seus vídeos, desenhos, filmes, playlists, evocam a impossibilidade da satisfação ou da perfeição. Há sempre um elemento fugidio evocado, como a palavra que não é dita ou não é encontrada. É necessário ter em mente que o trabalho de Juliana acompanha momentos decisivos do próprio desenvolvimento da tecnologia e da captura das imagens em movimento, da banalização do visível, da virada do século XX para o XXI. Pocket Films for Travelers, por exemplo, antecipa em quase 20 anos as Stories do Instagram. São instantâneos de cenas cotidianas planeta afora, e ao mesmo tempo em que se destinam para serem consumidas como pílulas aos viajantes, possuem uma perenidade, um registro do pequeno momento histórico que nunca mais irá se repetir, de memórias fragmentadas de um tempo impossível de ser retido. Proust em pílulas audiovisuais, a serviço da beleza e das sutilezas do mundo, sem a sombra de egos ou significados pré-definidos.

EXTRA NOTES AND FUN FACTS ABOUT EARLY LIFE 

Further Education (Selected Courses)

1991 Lambada Dance Course, Brasília

1991 Advanced English, Eurocenters, London

1994 Drawing at Escola Panamericana de Artes, São Paulo

1994 Photography at Sesc, São Paulo

1995 Writing Lab, Museu Lasar Segall, São Paulo

1995 Digital Graphics, Takano School, São Paulo

1995 Graphic Design, School of Visual Arts, New York

1995 Copywriting, School of Visual Arts, New York

1998 Directing Actors with Fatima Toledo, Brasilia

1999 Digital Video Editing, School of Visual Arts, New York

1999 Digital Animation, Parsons School, New York

2000 Screenwriting, New York University, New York

2003 Dance Improvisation, Pacaembu, São Paulo

2003 Web Animation, DRC, São Paulo

2004 Web Animation, Parsons School of Design, New York

2004 Drawing, Cooper Union, New York

2004 Acting and Tibetan Body Consciousness, The Russian Teacher, New York

2009 Story: Screenwriting Lab with Robert McGee, São Paulo

Selected Professional Works and Other Facts 

1991 Sold flowers in the Streets of London after School

1992 Producer for American Dancer Maida Witters at Eco 92, Brasilia

1992 Producer for Cultural Parties and Gatherings, Brasilia

1993 Internship Delta Propaganda, São Paulo

1994 Art Director for Short Film Monssier Frisot, São Paulo

1995 Assistant Art Director at Lage Maggy Advertising, Sao Paulo

1996 Assistant Animation Producer at Trattoria di Frame, Sao Paulo

1996 Art Director for Music Video for band Pato Fu, Brasilia

1997 Assitant Art Director, Feature film Amor e Cia, São Jõao Del Rey

1998 Art Director for Short Film Quatro Minutos, São Paulo

1998 Wins Two Prizes for Short Film Screenplay Surfista Invisivel, Sao Paulo and Brasilia

1999 Shoots Film Surfista Invisivel, Campinas

2000 Short Doc for Band Pato Fu, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro

2000 Assistant Visual Effects for film A Huey P. Newton Story, Spike Lee, New York

2001 to 2002 Round the World shooting Project Pocket Films for Travelers

2002 Extra on Bollywood Film Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, Bombay 

2003 to Present  Started Working as a Freelancer in Video Making, Animation,

Graphic Design and Photography on various small gigs

2003 Music Video for Band Pato Fu, Belo Horizonte

2004 to 2018 Created and Edited Online Magazine FAQMAGAZINE

2004 Videographer for Magic Flute Films, New York

2006 to 2008 Round the World Shooting Project Why Vanish

2009 Music Video for singer Tiê, São Paulo

2011 Music Video for Band Cerebro Eletronico, Berlin 

2012 Short Film Snakeness, London

2015 to 2017 Round the World to Shoot Different Photo Books