Julia Lübbecke (*1989 in Gießen) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, at UMPRUM - Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig.
Her transdisciplinary practice includes sculptural installations, photography, text, video and performative elements. In her works, she deals with the relation between the body and the institution. She explores this connection to examine dominant structures of order and creates processes to make them fragile. She is particularly interested in the potential of affects such as desire or discomfort, which she uses as key themes for her subjective archives.
She uses this term to describe her own practice of collecting and constructing, which aims to develop an ephemeral method of sharing and remembering knowledge abandoning classifications and categorizations.
Her works have internationally been shown at Galerie im Turm in Berlin, Kunstverein Hildesheim (DE), IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen (BE), Vunu Gallery in Košice (SK) and at Rencontres d'Arles (FR). She was one of the awardees of the IKOB - Art Prize for feminist art in 2019 and participant of the postgraduate program Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt in 2020. She is part of the collective Law of Life.
From Oct—Dec 2021, Julia Lübbecke was a resident at the Haus der Geschichte in Bochum.