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

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Julia Scher – Delta, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
2009 Predictive Engineering (Audio), European Kunsthalle, Cologne
1998 Predictive Engineering2, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1997 Forecast, Maurine and Robert Rothschild Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1996 Information America, Maurine and Robert Rothschild Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1994 Don't Worry, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
1992 Buffalo Under Surveillance, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo
1990 Security Site Visits, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
1989 Occupational Placement (O.P.), The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
1988 Julia Scher: Public Travel Area (P.T.A.), MoMA PS1, New York

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018 The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Art and Entertainment, MAMCO, Geneva
Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2017 Enemy of the stars: Ronald Jones in dialogue with David Hammons, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
VIDEONALE.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn
ON DESIRE, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
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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