Julia Scher

Born 1954 in Hollywood, California, United States.

Lives and works in Cologne.

Education

1984 Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1975 Bachelor of Arts in Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Enemy of the stars: Ronald Jones in dialogue with David Hammons, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
VIDEONALE.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn
2016 Film as Place, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2015 Global Control and Censorship, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
2014 1984–1999. La Décennie, Centre Pompidou-Metz
2013 NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and no Star, New Museum, New York, NY
2011 Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2010 Tate Modern, London
2003 Cocido y Crudo (curated by Dan Cameron), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
1995 The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
1994 Cocido y Crudo (curated by Dan Cameron), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
1993 Aperto ‘93, The Venice Biennale
1992 Informationsdienst, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart
The Speaker Project {curated by Paul Mittelman), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1989 The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

For the last twenty years, Julia Scher's research has explored social control dynamics in the public sphere, focusing especially on themes of surveillance. The art projects have taken the form of interactive installations, reformulated surveillance, site tours, interventions, performances, photography, writing, online projects, linear video, and sound.

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