born 1983, Philadelphia, PA / lives and works in Berlin
Julia Colavita is a multi-media artist based in Berlin, Germany. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she received her BA in Painting from Hartwick College in 2005, after which she was invited to study and work with artist and activist Checo Valdez, facilitating community murals in Mexico. In 2006 Colavita was awarded the Maggie and Bob Allesee Fellowship with the NEA funded organization Artrain USA. In 2010 she completed her MFA at the New York Academy of Art, though she has been exhibiting her work in New York since 2008. After spending nine years working and exhibiting in New York, she recently moved to Berlin in 2014 to continue her practice. Recent exhibitions include Schillerpalais (Berlin, DE), China Millennium Monument Art Museum (Beijing, CN), Mindscape Universe (Berlin, DE), New Release (NYC, USA), Garis & Hahn Gallery (NYC, USA), The ISE Cultural Foundation (NYC, USA), WARM, Saõ Paulo (Saõ Paulo, BR), Rush Arts Gallery (NYC, USA), Brooklyn Academy of Music, (Brooklyn, USA), and
Phillips de Pury Contemporary Gallery, (New York, NY)
MICHAEL ROCCO RUGLIO-MISURELL
born 1982, Newark, NJ / lives and works in Berlin
Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell is a Berlin-based artist with a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009, Ruglio-Misurell received a Fulbright Fellowship to research the history of informal architecture in Berlin since 1989. Past residencies include Vermont Studio Center (2016), Skowhegan (2011) and Ox-Bow (2008) and exhibitions include a solo show at Gallery 400 in Chicago (2009) and a two person show at LVL3 in Chicago (2016).
Along with Carrick Bell, Ruglio-Misurell co-runs HFPA in Berlin-Neukölln. HPFA is an artist-run project space an with the aim of providing artists, curators, and other project spaces the opportunity to extend or act outside of their existing practices.
Nov. 20–Dec. 8, 2016