Meet the Curator
Julia Mata |Independent Curator
Mata is an artist living in New York with familial roots in Central America and the Eastern European Jewish Pale of Settlement. She is an independent curator, event producer, and one-third of the Spicy Mango Comics publications collective. Julia has been working professionally as a curator for nearly ten years, and has been a part of various collaborations to produce concerts, radio shows, gallery exhibitions, and parties. Her most recent curatorial employment was as the manager of the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College. As an illustrator, Julia writes and draws the comics series Crisis! and creates visuals and imagery for women-of-color run projects and initiatives. She is currently a Masters in Library Science candidate at Queens College with a focus in archival practices and a Storytelling Fellow at the Laundromat Project.
About Bronx ArtSpace
BronxArtSpace is a non-profit gallery that promotes the innovative ideas of underrepresented and emerging artists and curators. Started in 2008 by Linda Cunningham and Mitsu Hadeishi, BronxArtSpace is dedicated to exhibiting the highest quality artwork from the Bronx and around the world. Our mission is to foster dialogue around the contemporary local, national and global issues while advancing local arts education and opportunities.