Joulia Strauss

Year of birth, place
1974, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
lives and works in
Berlin, Germany
Joulia Strauss an artist and activist who unites art, science, technology, and politics, as well as different movements. Her most recent publication, »Modulating Politics« (Spree Athen, 2011), develops archaic structures of knowledge into a sculptural system as a political model that is opposed to the United States of Europe. Together with Daniel Mützel she coedits the Berlin issue of the activist magazine »Krytyka Polityczna«. Strauss studied at the New Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg and at the Berlin University of the Arts, class of Professor Georg Baselitz, where she received the Special Award of the president. She creates political monuments, such as the »Anamorphous Monument to Bradley Manning« (2010/2013). Her solo exhibitions include »Modulating Politics« (Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland, 2011), »Welcome to the Mediterranean Basin« (Beton7 Gallery, Athens, 2010), »Cat-Notation« (COMA, Berlin, 2008), »Medienspiritismus. Videokabinet« (Guelman Gallery, Moscow, 2003), and »Virtual Kingdom of Beauty« (Pergamonmuseum, Berlin, 2000). Her works have been shown in group exhibitions at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, Tirana Biennale, Oostende Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2nd Athens Biennale, Fourth Moscow Biennial, Tate Modern, London, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Perm Museum for Modern Art, Russia, and Museum Tinguely, Basel.

[Last update: September 2015]