“Julia Olivera” is formally trained in Business Administration, but has written, designed and created cultural projects ever since she was a child. She is also a photographer, and an active Human Rights’ defender through EDEFENDERH (Espacio de Defensores de Derechos Humanos) – a Human Rights defenders’ platform originating in Honduras after the military and civilian coup in 2009.
She is a founding member of the National Association of Women Writers in Honduras (ANDEH) and the National Union of writers in Honduras. She is also an active member of Greenpeace.
“Julia Olivera” is an ex member of the “Casa Tomada” poetry group, which existed in Honduras from 1993 to 1998. She was a poet in residence in Mexico, courtesy of CONACULTA, FONCA and AECID in “Residencias para Artistas Iberoamericanos y Haiti” financed by Mexico and Spain in 2011. The scholarship was for writing poetry and also provided her the opportunity to present one of her installations, Croquis.
“Julia” has given some poetry presentations in various Central American countries, as well as in Sweden, Germany, Brasil, Argentina and Mexico – most notably the “Palacio de Correos” in Guatemala, “Santa Tecla” in El Salvador, the Palace of Bellas Artes of Mexico, the “Centro Nacional de las Artes (CNA)” and in the “Museum Mural Diego Rivera” in México city. She has also participated in several of the “El País de las Nubes” festivals in Oaxaca, México.
In 2000, she organized the “1st Avenue a Hurricane of Art in Comayagüela , a big event in the centre of Comayagüela, honouring the victims of Hurricane Mitch. "Julia" is published by Editorial Pez Dulce in Honduras, and in various national and international anthologies, digital magazines and newspapers. She will also be published in the autumn of 2015 by the publisher Smockadoll in Sweden.
“Julia Olivera” has written the biographies of three Honduran candidates for the contest “1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2005 / Mil mujeres de paz, premio Nobel de la Paz 2005”.
She arrived in Sweden in 2014.