Julian Clavijo was born in Colombia and is currently based in Melbourne. In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Advertising from the Universidad International de las Americas in Costa Rica. In 2011, he completed a Masters of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University in Melbourne. A painter and sculptor since a very early age, his studio practice is based on capturing the human face of transnational conflict around the world, focusing on vulnerable civilian populations and the innocence of children in war, translating this into the empathetic reflection of joyful childhood as it should be experienced.