Julio M. Romero (Mexicali Mexico, 1981)
Julio is a multidisciplinary artist that explores the boundaries between photography, video and sculpture, by documenting everyday situations and transmuting them in visual testimonies about the aftermath of a consumerist society, examining the overproduction of images, pop culture elements and the sociopolitical impact of social media.
His professional formation includes workshops with artists such as: Yvonne Venegas, Luis Felipe Ortega, Javier Ramírez Limón and specialized courses at national and international institutions such as San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco CA, the Visual Arts Academy in Mexico City and RI Institute in Tijuana Mexico.
He has exhibited in Canada, China, United States, Spain, Netherlands and Japan in productions that include: “Static Scope”, at Akibatamabi 21, Chiyoda, Tokyo, (2017), “Border Disorder”, at the Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA (2016), “10th annual Border Film Week”, at the Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, (2016), GLOCAL REVIEW, at CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico, (2015), “Landscapes Seascapes and Cityscapes”, at Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, (2014), “Playas Lado B”’, at Steppling Art Gallery, Calexico, CA, (2015). His work has received several awards and recognition such as: Acquisition prize at the XIV Northwesth Visual Arts Biennial, Mexico, (2013), Honorific Mention at the International Photography Awards, in Los Angeles CA, Acquisition prize at the 5th National Visual Arts Biennial “Miradas” Mexico, (2012) and the prestigious Young Creators Grant by the National Fund for the Arts Mexico, (2012).
His work is part of the following collections: the Sinaloa Cultural Institute, CODET foundation, the Elías Fontes Collection, Hidalgo State University, and Universidad Iberoamericana, among others.
Julio is currently teaching photography at Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana, Mexico.