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Juliana Espana Keller

Part Time Teaching
Department: Studio Arts
Faculty: Fine Arts

Juliana Espana Keller
Phone: (514) 848-2424
Website(s): Juliana España Keller


Sound and Performance Art, Video, Installation, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing. Interdisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Practice

Languages spoken:

English, Spanish, Swiss German

Professional associations:

PhD, Arts and Philosophy

Dr. Juliana España Keller takes a lead in producing multi/trans/interdisciplinary works to a listening public addressing all bodies as forms of noise and disruption in the way in which language and communication is made noisy. Her ‘Public Kitchen’ works have been exhibited in site-specific spaces globally and contribute to histories of sound performance art with an objective lens on participatory practices in feminist materialist and posthuman theory using the space of the domestic kitchen as the focus.  She seeks to reposition the kitchen tool by exploring its displacement and functionality using electronic and manual manipulation to investigate the sensory behaviour, sonic power of the tools of the modernized kitchen inventory. She forms a collaborative social space with willing participants documenting the human to the non-human—kitchen tools, appliances—electronic media where the performing body engages in a transversal connective experience. She is a former member of the Montreal performance art collective: W.W.K.A (Women with Kitchen Appliances) from (2008 - 2013).


Her intra-cultural projects have recently contributed to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart, Tasmania, CRISAP/Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, Abbotsford Convent and the Make It Up Club in Melbourne, Australia. For Juliana, sonic resistance or critical engagement with the world is generated as a feminist politic of consent in the way women collaborate. Juliana seeks to negotiate a woman's place in art institutions and to value a woman's place in society inclusive of non-binary people in this discourse. Juliana completed her practice-led PhD doctoral research at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2020). She holds Canadian, Swiss, British and Spanish nationalities. Juliana is a former MFA graduate from Concordia University (2003) in Sculpture. She also completed her Undergraduate degree at Concordia {2000) in Painting and Drawing. 

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