Julia Lübbecke

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. After graduating, she completed the postgraduate programme Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 2020.

Her transdisciplinary practice includes sculptural installations, photography, text, video and performative elements. In her work, she deals with the relation between body, institution and affects. She uses this connection to analyse dominant structures of order and works on processes to make them fragile. She is particularly interested in the potential of desire or discomfort, which serve as the focal points of her subjective archive. 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 work has been shown internationally at the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos in Santiago de Chile, the Galerie im Turm in Berlin, the Vunu Gallery in Košice (SK) and the IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen (BE). She was one of the awardees of the IKOB - Art Prize for feminist art in 2019 and has received scholarships from the Berlin Senate and the Kunstfonds Foundation. In 2022 she was Dorothea Schlegel Artist in Residence of the Excellence Cluster of the Freie Universität Berlin and her first monograph was published by Sandstein Verlag. She is part of the collective otc - Observant Thick Conversation.

From October until December 2021, Julia Lübbecke was a resident at the Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets in Bochum.

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from the archives. Künstler*innen im Archiv

With the event, Urbane Künste Ruhr presents an interim status of the cooperation with the Stiftung Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets within the framework of the residency programme for artists.