JULIA GRUNER
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany


EDUCATION
2010 – 2015 Studies of Fine Art at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the class of Prof. Katharina Grosse
2015 Masters degree
2007 – 2008 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2005 – 2010 Studies of Communication Design at University of Applied Science Hamburg (masters degree)


SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2020 Working grant Stiftung Kunstfonds NEUSTART KULTUR
2020 Reclaim Award
2019 Elephant Lab Residency, London, UK
2019 Working grant Kunststiftung NRW
2018 DAAD Scholarship for South Korea
2018 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon Residency, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Working grant Stiftung Kunstfonds
2017 Red Carpet Art Award Germany
2017 Shortlist The Anamorphosis Prize
2016 GWK Young Artist Award
2016 ArtUp Cologne Award for Emerging Artists of RC Cologne-Ville
2016 SÍM Residency, Reykjavík, Iceland
2015 Award for emerging artists from the city of Düsseldorf
2015 Artist in residence in Wazuka and Kyoto, Japan
2014 Hogan Lovells Art Award, 1. Prize


SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
(C) = Catalogue
2021 Hildegard Elma | Julia Gruner – Thema und Variation, Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn
2018
TACTILE SPACE, with Huseyin Sami, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin
2018 FLAT VOLUMES, with Alex Grein, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid (C)
2018 Geliebte Parasiten – Liza Dieckwisch und Julia Gruner: Tteok, Strzelecki Books, Cologne
2016 Julia Gruner – GWK Young Artist Award, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (C)
2016 hubblebubble, brauchbarkeit, Cologne
2015 Award for Emerging Artists from the City of Düsseldorf, with Max Schulze, Kunstraum, Düsseldorf (C)
2011 Flamingoes and Mustard both Bite, Nina sagt Gallery, Düsseldorf (C)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(C) = Catalogue
2021 Die Große, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (C)
2021 Context Colour, Polarraum, Hamburg
2021 Long Time – No See, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin
2020 Nearby – Wie Bilder zeigen!, PEAC Museum, Freiburg
2020 The backward glance can be a glimpse into the future, Von Bartha, Basel, CH (C)
2020 First We Eat, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK (C)
2020 Reclaim Award, exhibition on billboards in Cologne
2020 Lars Arrhenius & Friends – A-Z · a memento, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin
2020 Stay Home / Mail Art!, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
2020 COVID19-Diaries, Lovaas Projects, Munich
2020 Irgendwas geht immer ein bisschen kaputt., Q18, Cologne
2019 Estar vivo é o contrário de estar morto, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, PT
2019 Köln um halb Acht, Temporary Gallery, Cologne
2019 Genius Loci 7 – IT JUST SMELLS FUNNY, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf (C)
2019 take it easy, Gallery Judith Andreae, Bonn
2019 whodunnit, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin
2019 COLOR & PASTE, Kienbaum, Cologne
2019 MMmmm, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg
2019 Modern Times, KUMA Art Gallery, Uiwang, KR
2018 Ciao!, Strizzi, Cologne
2018 Hängung Total!, Sonne und Solche, Düsseldorf
2018 Intersections of Common Space and Time, Space One, Seoul, KR
2017 71. Internationale Bergische Kunstausstellung, Kunstmuseum Solingen (C)
2017 new talents – Young Artists from NRW, Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster
2017 6. Horst-Janssen-Grafikpreis, Horst-Janssen Museum, Oldenburg (C)
2017 ACIDATE:::::(take that):::::sweet, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2017 HERZSTÜCKE – 13 GWK-Preisträger stellen aus, Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten
2017 Happy Item, einstosz Gallery, Düsseldorf
2017 Änderungen Aller Art, Werkstatt für Veränderung, Mönchengladbach
2017 Künstlerbücher für Alles, Center for Artist Publications Weserburg, Bremen
2016 Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance,
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (C)
2016 new talents – Young Artists from NRW, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
2016 new talents biennale, Agrippa neighborhood, Cologne (C)
2016 Jahresgaben 2016, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
2016 ACIDATE:::::(take that):::::saucy, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2016 Tenebrous, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, IS
2016 SUMBISORI, Quartier am Hafen, Cologne
2015 TBA : prelude, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
2015 SILIKONVALLEY – A Social Plastic, Matjö Art Space, Cologne
2015 SW EAT SUCKER, Art Space Kirchstraße, Düsseldorf
2015 Toast Kawaii, Trancepop Gallery, Kyoto, JP
2015 OMUSUBI 2, Popotame Gallery, Tokyo, JP
2014 TAU, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf (C)
2014 Kunsthalle Bühne – Das Fest!, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (C)
2014 Spielzeiteröffnung, tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf
2014 daseinsamegeniehatdieschnauzegestrichenvoll, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2014 Zeszyt Biologyzny, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, PL (C)
2013 A swarm galloped, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL
2013 Searching for the White Cube, adhoc, Bochum (C)
2013 Zeszyt No. 2, Czarna Gallery, Warsaw, and Galeria Sztuki Wozownia, Torun, PL (C)
2012 u arr wet loco, Städt. Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach


PUBLICATIONS
2020 Artists' Books for Everything, ed. Center for Artist Publications Weserburg Museum, Bremen
2019 The Artist Rethinking Paint in 3D to Create Plastic Rainbows, Interview with Louise Benson for Elephant Magazine, June 2019
2019 Genius Loci 7 – IT JUST SMELLS FUNNY, ed. Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf
2018 FLAT VOLUMES – Alex Grein und Julia Gruner, ed. Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
2017 Julia Gruner. 05PP, ed. Susanne Schulte, GWK – Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit, Kettler Verlag, Dortmund
2017 Gerinnungsfaktor, art Magazine 01/2017, Article by Michael Kohler
2017 ACIDATE:::::(take that), ed. Liza Dieckwisch, Romina Dümler, Julia Gruner, Klara Kayser, self published
2017 71. Internationale Bergische Kunstausstellung, ed. Kunstmuseum Solingen
2016 Julia Gruner. Das Randall, ed. City of Düsseldorf
2016 Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance, ed. Beat Wismer and Claudia Blümle, Hirmer Verlag Munich
2016 New Talents 2016, ed. Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum e.V., Sprungturm Verlag, Cologne
2015 TAU, ed. KIT – Kunst im Tunnel and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
2015 Searching for the White Cube, ed. Lisa Bensel, Sandra Jasper and Mischa Kuball / Kunsthochschule für Medien Cologne


COLLECTIONS
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Sammlung Kienbaum
The Bridge Collection – By DEG Cologne