Art curator, researcher and critic. Rebouças has worked as a curator at Instituto Inhotim from 2007 to 2015. Since 2012, she has been part of the Videobrasil Cultural Association as a member of the curatorial commission for the 18th and 19th SESC_Videobrasil International Festival of Contemporary Art in São Paulo. She was adjunct curator for the 9th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, an exhibition entitled Se o clima for favorável, from September 13 to December 9, 2013.
She has realized a number of independent curatorial projects, including the exhibition Zona de instabilidade, featuring works by artist Lais Myrrha, at Caixa Cultural Sé, São Paulo in 2013, and at Caixa Cultural Brasília in 2014. She was a member of the jury for the competition determining the architectural and curatorial project for the Brazilian Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, a competition held in Brasília in January 2014.
Rebouças writes texts for exhibition catalogues and artist books and contributes to art magazines. In 2014, she participated in the curatorial commission for the book Outras fotografias na arte brasileira séc. XXI, published by Cobogó. In 2013, she edited the book Nenhuma luz about the work of Cristiano Lenhardt, published by Fundarpe. She is currently editing a book on the work of Sônia Gomes.
In 2010, she taught the course Contemporary Art: criticism and curatorship, in partnership with Instituto Inhotim and PUC-Minas. She holds a master's degree in visual arts from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and is currently working on her doctorate in the same program under the guidance of Professor Dr. Maria Angelica Melendi. Her thesis discusses the work of critic and curator Frederico Morais in Brazil during the 1960s and '70s.
Júlia Rebouças was born in 1984 in Aracaju-SE, and studied communications at the Federal University of Pernambuco.