Julie Poitras Santos is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and curator. Her site-specific art practice includes video, text, installation, and public projects that include a walking component. The relationship between site, story and mobility fuels a range of work that investigates the relationship between natural histories and individual story; walking as a form of listening to site; and material agency in an age of climate change. A bridge builder by nature, she has an enduring interest in cross-disciplinary work for its potential to inspire new ways of thinking and provoke the rich terrain that occurs between things.
Poitras Santos’ work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, and her writing has been published in numerous journals and exhibition catalogs. She served as Director of Exhibitions at the ICA at MECA&D from 2019-2023 and has taught in the MFA program at Maine College of Art & Design since 2010. Prior to that, she lived in Spain from 2004-2007, where she worked as the Director of Can Serrat Artist Residency. Poitras Santos holds a BS from Tufts University in Geology and English, MFA in Visual Art from CU Boulder; and an MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast CWP.