Juliana España Keller

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  • Concordia University, Intermedia & CyberArts

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  • ISEA2022

    Juliana España Keller, PhD, is a Canadian, Swiss, British sound performance and electronic artist presently living and working remotely in Alhaurín el Grande (Malaga), (Andalusia) Spain. Juliana takes a lead in producing multi/trans/interdisciplinary works to a listening public. Her ‘Sonic Public Kitchen’ works have been exhibited in site-specific spaces globally and contribute to participatory practices in feminist materialist and posthuman theory.  Juliana completed her practice-led PhD doctoral research at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2020) and currently teaches remotely as a Professor/Lecturer in the Studio Arts Program of Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Juliana owns and directs “Bajo El Olivo” International Creative Arts Residency in the heart of the province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. This artist retreat sustains and develops a collaborative deep ecology dedicated to a platform of transdisciplinary art practices, Ecophilosophy and social community engagement.


    Juliana España Keller is interested in collaborative community based projects, independently, collectively,
    and within institutional structures globally. Juliana is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Victoria, Australia and active member of the SenseLab of relational thought and process philosophy in Montreal, Canada, under the direction of Dr. Erin Manning and Dr. Brian Massumi. Her doctoral research is located within the fields of sound performance, feminist materialist thinking and intercultural collaboration.

    Her creative sound performance work/s and sculptural installation project/s strive to engage the public in a relational discourse with the goal of building inclusive, from the ground up associations that have the potential to be small catalysts for change within dominant social systems.

    Her projects are mostly audio visual live-art events but can take the form of workshops, adventures,
    discussions and community social events. Each time the focus is put on making connections that encourage people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with society.

    This methodology is tangible, explorative, linking sound, sociality; touching on micro-social, musical communities, music and social groups, institutional and political-economical forms as these intra-actions appear diffractively in sound performance work forming a relational site for extensive techniques in sound performance art and feminist participatory practices.

    Juliana leads a sound performance collective, Sonic Electric. She recently performed with PUBLIC KITCHEN, curated by Kirsha Kaechele at MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart, Tasmania and for the inauguration of the Sacred Heart Complex of Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia. Sonic Electric performed at the Make-It-Up Club in on May 2018.

    Juliana has recently returned from a “Visiting Scholar” residency at Concordia University and the SenseLab in Montreal, Canada. She also travelled to Reykjavik, Iceland in August to attend the SIM residency to continue her thesis research on “Deep Listening”. Sonic Electric performed on the rooftop of MARS gallery in January and her final PhD exhibition will take place in the Industrial School Building at Abbotsford Convent in April 2019. Here are the details.


    Dr. Juliana España Keller is a Canadian Sound and Performance Arts, Curator and Academic, Educator living and working in Melbourne, Australia.


Last Known Location:

  • Montreal, Canada

Previous Location(s):

  • Alhaurín el Grande, Malaga, ES
  • Melbourne, AU

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