Julian Rosefeldt




The Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt (born in Munich in 1965) is internationally renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving image artworks, mostly presented as complex multi-screen installations. Inspired equally by the histories of film, art and popular culture, Rosefeldt uses familiar cinematic tropes to carry viewers into surreal, theatrical realms, where the inhabitants are absorbed by the rituals of everyday life, employing humour and satire to seduce audiences into familiar worlds made strange. 

Rosefeldt holds a professorship of Digital and Time-based Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich since 2011. His works are shown internationally at museums and film festivals: Recent and extensive solo shows were held at the Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2017) and the HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2017). His film installation Manifesto (2015) was presented in numerous solo exhibitions world-wide as e.g. at MACAN Jakarta (2020), The Israel Museum Jerusalem (2019), at Musée d’art contemporain Montréal, Montréal (2018), Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (2018), National Gallery Prague, Prague (2017), Park Avenue Armory, New York City (2016/2017), Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2016), Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover (2016), and ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2015). Recent group shows include Manifesto: Art x Agency, Hirschhorn Museum, Washington (2019), Hollywood and other Myths, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Deutschland 8 – German Art in China, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2017) and Wolfsburg Unlimited, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2016).  

Collections including his works, amongst others: Goetz Collection (Munich), Nationalgalerie (Berlin), Sprengel Museum (Hanover), Museum of Modern Art (New York).

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