Julia Kidder is a Canadian/Norwegian interdisciplinary artist with a BA in Sociology (University of Bergen, UC Berkeley) and a MSc. In Political Science (University of Amsterdam). Julia has always been passionate about the environment - most recently working as a digital campaigner for Protect the Inlet (Kwekwecnewtxw) opposing the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project.
Julia believes that good storytelling is key to developing better and more inclusive narratives around climate change, migration and Indigenous rights - and after a decade in communications she has seen her work published in The Guardian, Hobo Magazine, VICE, Huck, GoodSport Magazine and presented at Cannes and the Vancouver Art Book Fair.
Along with Lo Fi Dance Theory Julia has contributed to the creation of panel discussions, films, installations and performances. In the Fall of 2019 she hosted “Indigenous Futures in Media” with Yo-Yo Ma and Indigenous filmmakers Wapikoni Mobile as part of Yo-Yo Ma's Bach Project (Days of Action). Her short film; Move Freely (about Roma youth living in Belgrade, Serbia) premiered at Cannes Short Film Corner, screened at the New York Centre for Performance Research and was recently chosen as an Official Selection at the London International Documentary Film Festival.
When she's not working, you can usually find her in Ashcroft, B.C - riding Jack the horse along the Bonaparte River. And, after years abroad, Julia is back and here to stay.