curator 2019: Julia Thiemann

The curator and author Julia Katharina Thiemann is particularly distinguished by her interest in forms of the dissolution of the boundaries of the arts and explores parameters of showing and perceiving contemporary art even in non-institutional places. She explores socially relevant questions with aesthetically virulent forms and often site-specific or context-related perspectives in a fruitful interplay that she explores in numerous exhibition projects.

She completed her scientific traineeship at the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, then worked as curator at the Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst and worked for the Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe and the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen, among others. Most recently, she was interim managing director of the Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe in Ettlingen and teaches curatorial theory and practice at the KIT’s Institute of Art History in Karlsruhe. In addition to her institutional work, Julia Katharina Thiemann has been curating and initiating countless independent exhibition projects, performances and sound art projects for many years. She publishes regularly and was awarded the curator’s scholarship of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as well as the C/O Berlin Talents Award for art critics.