DUO SHOW - St Maximin, Provence, FRANCE - Mars 31 to April 19, 2018
3rd Biennale ART PARTAGE, Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, FRANCE - June 28 to July 16, 2017
19th ART COLONY Residency, MNMA Museum of Naive and Marginal Art, SERBIA - July 6 to 14, 2017
DANS LES SILLONS DE L'ART BRUT, Musée-Galerie, La Roque d'Antheron, FRANCE - July 8 to Sept 24, 2017
ART SINGULIER, Chapelle de l'Observance, Draguignan, FRANCE - Aug 4 to Sept 9, 2017
EXPO 22, Hang-Art, Saffre, FRANCE - Oct 21 to Dec 12, 2017
OUTSIDER ART FAIR, Paris, FRANCE - Menesini & Moldovan Gallery - Oct 19 to 22, 2017
ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE, Outsider Art Museum, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
SINGUL'AIR des MONTAGNES, St-George, SWITZERLAND
THEREBY HANGS A TALE, Museum of Oxford, UK
6th Biennale ART PARTAGÉ, Rives, Isère, FRANCE
TRIENNIAL Self-Taught Visionary Art, Belgrade, SERBIA
ATLANTA SLOTIN FOLK FEST, At Home Folk Art Gallery, Atlanta USA
ART MARGINAL Exhibition, Factory 19 Gallery, Montcuq, FRANCE
OUT OF BOUNDS: FREEDOM OF EXPRESION, Blue Door Gallery, NY, USA
CIRCUS IN TERMINAL, RR Gallery, Notting Hill, London, UK
Galerie D'OC, Duo Show. Lespignan, FRANCE
CIRCUS TERMINAL, Matchbox Gallery, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
MIRROR MIRROR, North Wall Centre, Oxford, UK
BEZU BAZ'ART, Bezu St Eloi, FRANCE
THE NEO-OUTSIDER, Monmouth Museum, NJ, USA
ALICE 3.0, Museum of Oxford, UK
THE TABERNACLE Gallery, Notting Hill, London, UK
SINGULAR ART FEST, National Library, Bucharest, ROMANIA
CIRCUS TERMINAL Art Tour, Studio B, Boyertown, PA, USA
MONDO MONTAGE, Funhouse Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA
CIRCUS TERMINAL, Outsider Art Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
CTW ROUTEMASTERS, London West Bank Gallery, London, UK
BELLES DE NUIT, Galerie des Etoilantes, Sucy en Brie, Paris, FRANCE
INK Show, White Space Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
I EAT ART, Outsider Art Gallery, NJ, USA
DIVA, Roquevaire, FRANCE. Curator Danielle Jacqui
SPACETIMEWARP, Funhouse Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA
THE TOY SHOW, Outsider Art Gallery, NJ, USA
FRIENDS, Lantzville, Vancouver Island, CANADA
CIRCUS TERMINAL, Impaktes Visuals, Sabadell, SPAIN
SNAKESSSS... and CATZ!, Outsider Art Gallery, NJ, USA
CIRCUS TERMINAL, Duo Show. Chateau Corbin, Liverdun, FRANCE
DARE TO WEAR, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK
CIRCUS TERMINAL, Sandgee Gallery, ChiangMai, THAILAND
FRIENDS, The Rumpus Art Space, Plympton, AUSTRALIA
ANGELS & DREAMS..., St Pancras CC, London, UK
SINGULART III, Canary Islands, SPAIN
FEMALE ICONOGRAPHY, Chicchi's Art Lounge, London, UK
BEZU BAZ'ART, France
UNFILTERED VI, Funhouse Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA
OUTSIDERS Festival, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
SINGULART ll, Canary Islands, SPAIN
UNFILTERED V, DIP Gallery, Detroit, USA
OUTSIDERS Festival, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
ISLANDERS OUTSIDERS, Chateau de Liverdun, FRANCE
Biennale L'Art Partagé, Rives (Isere), FRANCE
FLASHIER... and TRASHIER! The Crypt Gallery, London, UK
SINGULART, Canary Islands, SPAIN
UNFILTERED IV, DIP Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA
FIVE, Chicchi's Art Lounge, London, UK
RAW ARTS FESTIVAL, Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
ATLANTA SLOTIN FOLK FEST, Norcross, GA, USA
Festival International d'Art Singulier, Aubagne, FRANCE . Curator Danielle Jacqui
WOW! Wild Old Women, Novas Gallery, London, UK
Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Raw Arts Festival 2007, CVB Gallery, New York, USA
ATLANTA FOLK FEST - Norcross, GA, USA
GOOD FOLK FEST, Louisville, KY, USA
RAW ARTS FESTIVAL, Galeria Elefante, Valencia, SPAIN
MNMA Museum of Naive and Marginal Art, Jagodina, SERBIA
- acquisition for the permanent collection, 2016 -
Menesini & Moldovan Gallery, Genoa, ITALY
At Home Gallery, Greensboro, NC, USA
Growing up in a family of handcrafters, Julia Sisi was destined to be in the arts.
Sisi, as her friends call her, was obsessively drawing since her earliest years, but she kept the drawings in her private world, showing them only
to family and close friends.
It was not until 2003, when she was 46 years old and was living in the Canary Islands, that she started to show a few of her works on the
internet. Soon, she was contacted by artists and galeries, and since then her work has been shown widely on Europe, USA and Australia.
Her works are now part of well-known collections in Europe: Outsider Art World Demirel Collection (Germany), Outsider Art Brut Bolliger
Collection (Zwitzerland) , Danielle Jacqui's Collection (France), Sue Kreitzman's collection (London and NYC)...
Identity is one of the big questions in Sisi's art.
Are they portraits? Yes, and not. They are portraits of imaginary people. They can make us question how we perceive people around us.
She calls her portraits 'The Whispering Faces'.
In her words: “The Whispering Faces are whispering to us, talking about their lives, telling their stories. But it's not a vocal whispering, it's a
visual whispering. I just translate their voice into images over the paper.
Flowing like a river, life cross over us, leaving marks over our face/identity.
All of us, we have our life's picture history embedded in our skin.
Our whispering faces are our pictorial journals,
tattooed with the radiant ink of time”
Julia Sisi was born in 1957 in Argentina, South America.
She resides and works in a village of central France, surrounded by rivers, forest and wildlife.