Biography

Born in 1965 in Munich, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Julian Rosefeldt’s work reflects the artist’s fascination with day-to-day reality, and the stereotypes, clichés and mindless repetitions that suffuse popular culture. Since the mid-1990s Rosefeldt has been producing complex film and video installations, as well as photographs, through which we can observe from a cool, detached perspective the formulaic imagery and content that is generated by contemporary media.

The artist has made a name for himself with lavishly produced 16mm and 35mm films. Projected onto several screens to create a panorama-like effect, his films carry the viewer off into a surreal, theatrical world whose inhabitants are caught in the structures and rituals of everyday life. Almost all his works are characterized by their complex interweaving of several dimensions of reality, a device used to expose the production process. Thus, his films are also a homage to the medium of film and a reflection on the construction of fictional narratives, using cinematographic and iconographic means.

Rosefeldt studied architecture in Munich and Barcelona before starting his artistic career with found-footage video installations such as Detonation Deutschland (1996), Asylum (2001-02), Trilogy of Failure (2004–05), The Ship of Fools (2007), American Night (2009), and, more recently, Manifesto (2015). Rosefeldt’s works are in many important museum and private collections all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery, Berlin; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Since 2011, he holds a professorship for digital and time-based media at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich.

CV

Education

  • 1994 Studied architecture in Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain (Ma, 1994)

Professorship

  • 2011 – 2019 ongoing Professorship for Digital and Time-based Media at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany
  • 2010 – 2016 Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Department of Film and Media Art, Munich, Germany
  • 2009 – 2010 Guest Professorship at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Media Art, Germany

Upcoming exhibitions

  • 2020 Manifesto, Museum Macan, Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
  • 2020 The Cindy Sherman Effect – Identität und Transformation in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria (group)

Solo exhibitions

  • 2019 My home is a dark and cloud-hung land, Schauspielhaus, Bochum
  • 2019 MANIFESTO. Art x Agency, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
  • 2019 Deep Gold, Wemhöner Collection, Berlin, Germany
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  • 2019 Julian Rosefeldt. In the Land of Drought, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2019 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
  • 2019 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2018 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • 2018 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2018 Julian Rosefeldt. Swap, König London, UK
  • 2018 Avant-Garde and Apocalypse: Film and Photography by Julian Rosefeldt, Dirimart Nisantasi and Dirimart Dolapdere, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2018 Manifesto, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2018 Manifesto, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2017 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2017 Julian Rosefeldt. Works 2005 – 2017, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2017 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Fundacion PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2017 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2017 In the Land of Drought, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 Julian Rosefeldt: Asylum, Deutsches Kulturzentrum, Timisoara, Romania
  • 2017 Manifesto. Julian Rosefeldt, Holland Festival 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens, Greece
  • 2017 Manifesto, European Capital of Culture, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2017 Works 2001 – 2016, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2017 Manifesto, Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, Paris, France
  • 2017 Deep Gold, Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
  • 2017 Manifesto, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
  • 2017 Asylum, Rödasten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2016 Manifesto, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2016 Manifesto, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, USA
  • 2016 Manifesto, Ruhrtriennale 2016, Duisburg, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2016 Asylum, Centrum Kultury Nowy Teatr Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2016 Manifesto, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (catalogue)
  • 2016 American Night, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 2016 Manifesto, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2016 Asylum, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
  • 2015 Manifesto, ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia (catalogue)
  • 2015 Deep Gold, Landesgalerie Linz, Linz, Austria (catalogue)
  • 2015 Die Schöpfung / In the Land of Drought, Ruhrtriennale 2015, Duisburg, Germany
  • 2014 Meine Heimat ist ein düsteres, wolkenverhangenes Land, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Meine Heimat ist ein düsteres, wolkenverhangenes Land, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2012 American Night, YOUNGPROJECTS, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2012 Lonely Planet, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
  • 2012 American Night, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich, Germany
  • 2012 Julian Rosefeldt, Galerie West, Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • 2012 Julian Rosefeldt / Piero Steinle. Meine Kunst kriegt hier zu fressen – Hommage an Max Beckmann, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier Videolounge (Ursula Blickle Stiftung), Vienna, Austria
  • 2012 World-Making. Film and Photo Works 2001-2011, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China
  • 2012 Asylum, Dirimart Garibaldi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011 Julian Rosefeldt. Photo Works, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 American Night, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2010 Making Of: Film Installations and Photo Works 2004-2010, DA2 – Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain
  • 2010 American Night, British Film Institute, London, UK
  • 2010 Living in Oblivion, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2009 American Night. Film Installations 2004–2009, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2009 American Night, EX3 – Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy (catalogue)
  • 2009 American Night, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 American Night, Galería Leyendecker, St. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • 2008 The Ship of Fools, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
  • 2008 The Ship of Fools, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 Requiem, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
  • 2008 The Ship of Fools, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY, USA
  • 2007 Asylum, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India
  • 2007 The Perfectionist, Platform China, Beijing, China
  • 2007 Julian Rosefeldt, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2007 Julian Rosefeldt, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2007 Julian Rosefeldt, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK
  • 2006 Trilogie des Scheiterns, Part III, ZKMax, Munich, Germany
  • 2006 Clown, Max Wigram Gallery, London, Uk
  • 2006 Lonely Planet, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 Lonely Planet, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
  • 2005 Asylum, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (as part of the Spielart Festival)
  • 2005 Global Soap, Galería Leyendecker, St. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • 2005 Trilogie des Scheiterns, Part I+II, ZKMax, Munich, Germany
  • 2005 The Soundmaker, Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2004 Asylum, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
  • 2004 Asylum, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
  • 2004 Julian Rosefeldt, MW projects, London, UK
  • 2004 Trilogy of Failure, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004 Asylum / Bastion Europe, Festival d’Avignon, France
  • 2003 Asylum, Atlantis Gallery, London, UK
  • 2003 Asylum, The Chulalongkorn Art Center, Bangkok, Tailand
  • 2003 Julian Rosefeldt und Piero Steinle, Galerie im Park, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany *
  • 2002 Asylum, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2002 Global Soap, XXL Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2001 Julian Rosefeldt / Piero Steinle: Detonation Deutschland, Architekturzentrum, Vienna, Austria *
  • 2001 Global Soap, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001 Global Soap, Goethe-Institut, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
  • 2001 Global Soap, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
  • 2000 Julian Rosefeldt / Piero Steinle: Les Cathédrales Inconnues, Goethe-Institut, Galerie Condé, Paris, France *
  • 2000 Global Soap / Piero Steinle, Ekstase, Rotunde Siemens Kulturprogramm, Germany *
  • 2000 Global Soap, Sammlung Hoffmann (artist-in-residence studio), Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Julian Rosefeldt / Piero Steinle, Galerie Romain Larivière, Paris, France
  • 2000 Julian Rosefeldt / Piero Steinle, Galerie Six Friedrich / Lisa Ungar, Munich, Germany *
  • 1999 News, Julian Rosefeldt / Piero Steinle, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany *
  • 1998 News, Julian Rosefeldt / Piero Steinle, ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1998 News, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (catalogue) *
  • 1997 Paris, Les Cathédrales Inconnues, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France (catalogue) *
  • 1996 As Catedrais Desconhecidas, Alfândega, Porto, Portugal *
  • 1996 Detonation Deutschland, Orangerie, Munich, Germany (catalogue) *
  • 1995 München, Die unbekannten Kathedralen, Orangerie, Munich, Germany *
  • 1994 Stadt im Verborgenen, Orangerie, Munich, Germany *

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Szene Berlin Okt.19 – König Galerie zu Gast bei Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • 2019 Il mondo animale, Galerie Klüser, München (group)
  • 2019 Art. No Borders, Art Today Association & Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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  • 2019 The Middleman, the Backpacker, the Foreign Species, and the Time Traveler, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2019 Hypervisuality, curated by Philipp Bollmann, Palazzo Dugnani, Milan, Italy
  • 2018 Conversation Piece | Part V, curated by Marcello Smarelli, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy
  • 2018 Die Informale, Palacio de la Reconquista, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2018 News Flash, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
  • 2018 Art Biesenthal, Wehrmühle Biesenthal, Biesenthal, Germany
  • 2018 In the Land of Drought, Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, Lettland
  • 2018 NGORONGORO II, Berlin, Germany, 2018
  • 2018 Der Fall der Sterne, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, Germany
  • 2018 Au, Station, Melbourne, Australia, 2018
  • 2018 Hollywood and other Myths, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
  • 2017 Sinopale 6: Transposition, Ice Factory, Sino, Turkey
  • 2017 All the Words for Rock. Nature and Conflict, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
  • 2017 Deutschland 8 – German Art in Beijing, Beijing, China
  • 2017 WILD, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • 2017 Luther and the Avant-garde, Old Prison, Wittenberg, Germany
  • 2017 The Inner Skin – Art and Shame, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
  • 2017 Cinéma mon amour. Film in Art, Aargauer Kunsthaus and the Solothurn Film Festival, Aarau, Switzerland
  • 2016 Faith & Fathom, Galleria Poggiali, Florence, Italy
  • 2016 House of Impressions. Wandering with a Troubadour, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
  • 2016 Performing the Landscape, Illingworth Kerr Gallery / Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada
  • 2016 Zeitgeist: The Art of New Berlin, Germany, CCBB, Brazil
  • 2016 Moving Time: Video Art at 50: 1965-2015, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2016 Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London, UK
  • 2016 Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Athens, Greece
  • 2016 Elective Affinities, Arsenals Exhibition Hall / The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Letvia
  • 2016 The difference between sunrise and sunset, Schloss Tüssling, Munich, Germany
  • 2016 130% Sprengel. Sammlung Pur, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover, Germany
  • 2016 One Artist’s One Screen, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2016 Homosexuality_ies, LWL – Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster, Münster, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2016 Double Act, MAC Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2016 Wolfsburg Unlimited, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2016 TELE-GEN. Art and TV, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (catalogue)
  • 2016 Zeitgeist: the Art of New Berlin, CCBB, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016 Nymphius Projekte, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 Zeitgeist: The Art of New Berlin, Germany, CCBB, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 2015 Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015, The Eli and Edy, the Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2015 About Trees, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (catalogue)
  • 2015 The art of storing, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2015 TELE-GEN. Art and TV, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2015 Et in Arcadia Ego, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2015 Homosexuality_ies, Schwules Museum* & Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2015 NGORONGORO. Artistweekend 2015, Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 Conflict, Time, Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2014 Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK (catalogue)
  • 2014 4th Mediations Biennale, When Nowhere Becomes Here. Berlin Heist, Poznan, Poland (catalogue)
  • 2014 Fear & Desire, Young Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2014 Broken. Slapstick, Comedy und schwarzer Humor. Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • 2014 Der Stachel des Skorpions. Ein Cadavre exquis nach Luis Buñuels »L’Âge d’Or«, Tobias Zielony, Chicks on Speed, M+M, Keren Cytter, Julian Rosefeldt und John Bock, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt; Museum, Germany
  • 2014 The Surface of the World: Architecture and the Moving Image, MCAD Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
  • 2013 Crescendo, ACCA Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2013 Reality Based, Galería Leyendecker, St. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • 2013 Artist Comes First – Festival International d’Art de Toulouse, Toulouse, France (catalogue)
  • 2013 Realität und Fiktion, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2013 Kino der Kunst. Julian Rosefeldt – Trilogy of Failure Part I & II, Maximiliansforum, Munich, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2013 Super 8, MAM Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2012 Die Sammlung. Color and Content, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012 – India’s First Biennale, BRICS (Collateral Segment), Kochi, India
  • 2012 Video-Holes: I do not know what it is I am, Manege, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 Bienal de Montevideo – El Gran Sur, work exhibited in: Great Hall, Banco República del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay (catalogue)
  • 2012 Basado en una historia real – Based on a True Story, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • 2012 Super 8, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; YBCA Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2012 Volkspaleis, Grote Kerk, Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • 2012 Parallelwelt Zirkus / The Circus as a Parallel Universe, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
  • 2012 Migration, ARNDT (temporary exhibition space), Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012 Beyond Time. International Video Art Today, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 Il Fuoco della Natura / The Flash of Nature, Salone degli Incanti Ex Pescheria, Trieste, Italy
  • 2011 Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)
  • 2011 The Ephemeral, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 L’efecte del cine. Illusió, realitat i imatge en moviment. Somni i Realisme, Caixa Forum Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2011 Brick + Mortar International Video Festival, Greenfield, MA, USA
  • 2011 Star Voyager, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia (catalogue)
  • 2011 Heimatkunde, 30 Künstler blicken auf Deutschland, Jüdisches Museum, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2011 Super 8, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • 2011 Alive She Cried, A film & video exhibition curated by Reynold Reynolds, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 Architektur in der Kunst – Architekturen des Augenblicks, Kunsthalle Bahnitz, Germany
  • 2011 ROJO NOVA Contemporary Culture Festival, Fundação Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2011 The Cinema Effect: El efecto del cine – Ilusión, realidad e imagen en movimento: Realismo, Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2010 FischGrätenMelkStand, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2010 fast forward 2. The Power of Motion – Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2010 Dreaming with Open Eyes, MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, China
  • 2010 Márgenes de Silencio / Margins of Silence, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
  • 2010 Asteroide B612 | Diseño regenerativo y balances ambientales, MAM Museo de Arte Moderno de la Ciudad de México, México City, Mexico
  • 2010 Changing the World, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 Decalogue: Films you can count on two hands, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • 2009 German Inspiration. Part 1 – Dreaming with Open Eyes, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2009 My Evil Twin, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
  • 2009 Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1). Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2009 Kurs: Træet, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Toreby, Denmark (catalogue)
  • 2009 Contour 2009: The 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium (catalogue)
  • 2009 MARZlive, Marz Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2009 Leichtigkeit und Enthusiasmus. Junge Kunst und die Moderne, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2009 Selection de la KunstFilmBiennale Cologne 2007, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 2009 Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Argentina (catalogue)
  • 2009 Green Platform. Art, Ecology, Sustainability, Centro di Cultura Contemporànea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (catalogue)
  • 2009 Lo Mejor de la KunstFilmBiennale 2007, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
  • 2009 Berlin change plus vite que mon cœur – Vidéos et visions mouvantes actuelles, Gare St Sauveur, Lille, France
  • 2009 Bienal de Canarias de Arquitectura, Arte y Paisaje, Canary Islands, work exhibited in: TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, St. Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2009 Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 Eclectic Images, Bodhi Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 Licht, Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
  • 2008 The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL, USA (catalogue)
  • 2008 Molten States: Olaf Nicolai, René Pollesch, Julian Rosefeldt, Catherine Sullivan, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • 2008 Cinema Sim – Narratives and Projections, Itaú Cultural São Paulo, Brazil (catalogue)
  • 2008 Through the Looking Glass, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
  • 2008 Gustos, Colecciones y Cintas de Vídeo, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
  • 2008 Die Tropen. Ansichten von der Mitte der Weltkugel, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2008 The Order of Things, MuKHA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2008 Bad Joke, Riga Art Space, Riga, Letvia
  • 2008 The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image. Part II: Realism, Smithsonian Institution, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA (catalogue)
  • 2008 Schwarze Galle, roter Saft: Aspekte des Melancholischen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, b05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2008 Variable Capital, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK (catalogue)
  • 2008 The Way Things Are… Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland (catalogue)
  • 2008 Más o menos cine. Ciclo de proyecciones, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
  • 2008 Emergency Biennale in Chechnya, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
  • 2008 Re-Imagining Asia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2008 Emergency Biennale in Chechnya, CCA Playspace Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2008 Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)
  • 2007 Relíquias e Ruínas, Espaço Cultural Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (catalogue)
  • 2007 Bad Joke, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2007 Cine y casi cine, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 Tela da Cidade / Vídeo-arte no DMAE, Jardins do DMAE, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 2007 Julian Rosefeldt The Perfectionist. KunstFilmBiennale Köln 2007, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2007 100 Dage =100 Videoer, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2007 Existencias, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2007 Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, The Icehouse, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
  • 2007 Tridimensional Scene – International Video Art Exhibition, Art Beijing 2007, Beijing, China (catalogue)
  • 2007 Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
  • 2007 The Hurricane Projects, The Moore Space, Miami, FL, USA
  • 2007 Cuestión Xeracional / Generational Issue, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2007 Emergency Biennale in Chechnya, 10th Istanbul Biennial, Kadiköy Public Education Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007 Silence: Listen to the Show, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (catalogue)
  • 2007 Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale Cologne,Germany, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007 XIV. Rohkunstbau: Drei Farben Weiss, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2007 Scheitern, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria (catalogue)
  • 2007 Made in Germany, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2007 Kino wie noch nie, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2007 Manipulations: On Economies of Deceit, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (catalogue)
  • 2007 Unter Sternen. Under the Starry Sky. Aus der Sammlung Willy Michel, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2006 Manipulations: On Economies of Deceit, CCA Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, Poland (catalogue)
  • 2006 Forms of Classification: Alternative Knowledge and Contemporary Art, CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL, USA (catalogue)
  • 2006 Bienal de Canarias Arquitectura Arte y Paisaje, Casa Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (catalogue)
  • 2006 Bombay Maximum City, Tri Postal, Lille, France (catalogue)
  • 2006 Höhepunkte der KunstFilmBiennale Köln in Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France (catalogue)
  • 2006 Video-Kunst 2004–2006 / 12. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany
  • 2006 100 Tage = 100 Videos, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2006 El equilibrio y sus derivados, Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006 Mathilda is calling, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2006 Die Vergänglichkeit des Schönen, Stadthalle Görlitz, Germany
  • 2006 Video Installations from the Olbricht Collection, Essen: Rodney Graham, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Pipilotti Rist, Julian Rosefeldt, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany
  • 2006 Sonambiente, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2006 Mas de lo que los ojos pueden ver, MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico
  • 2006 Global Players: Contemporary Japanese and German Artists, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2006 Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, USA
  • 2006 Emergency Biennale in Chechnya, Riga City Exhibition Hall, Letvia; Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia; CENTRE A, Vancouver, Canada; Plataforma, Ciudad de Puebla, Mexico
  • 2005 Indeterminate States: Video in the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, CIFO – Baroque and Neo-Baroque: The Hell of the Beautiful, DA2 – Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2005 KunstFilmBiennale Köln 2005, Kino im Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2005 Global Players: Contemporary Japanese and German Artists, Bankart Yokohama and Tokyo Gallery, Japan (catalogue)
  • 2005 Andre/Others, Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway (catalogue)
  • 2005 International Biennial of Contemporary Art IBCA 2005. Manipulations: On Economies of Deceit, National Gallery and other venues, Prague, Czech Republic (catalogue)
  • 2005 Architektur mobil, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2005 Comedy: The Funny Side of the Moving Image, Moscow Art Fair, House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • 2005 El diablo no es tan feo como lo pintan: Selección de la 26. Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, MNBA – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Brazil
  • 2005 Contrabandistas de Imágenes: Selección de la 26. Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • 2005 Emergency Biennale in Chechnya, Grozny; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Matrix Art Project, Brussels, Belgium; EURAC European Academy of Bolzano; Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy
  • 2004 Biennal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (catalogue)
  • 2004 ein-leuchten, Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)
  • 2004 Shake – Staatsaffäre / Affaire d’Etat, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria; Villa Arson Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France (catalogue)
  • 2004 Marler Videokunst-Preis 2004, Lothringer 13 Städtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany
  • 2003 Rituale, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
  • 2003 Melodrama, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2002 Architourism – Architecture as a Destination for Tourism, Columbia, USA
  • 2002 University, Buell Hall, New York, NY, USA (catalogue)
  • 2002 Meine Kunst kriegt hier zu fressen – Hommage à Max Beckmann (commissioned video installations for the exhibition Max Beckmann – un peintre dans l’histoire), Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (catalogue) in collaboration with Piero Steinle
  • 2002 Melodrama, Artium – Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Centro José Guerrero, Granada, Spain (catalogue)
  • 2001 De Schoonheid van het Kwaad, De Zonnehof centrum voor moderne kunst, Amersfoort, The Netherlands (catalogue) *
  • 2000 Tele[visions] – Kunst sieht fern, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
  • 2000 Multiple Sensations: series, collections, obsessions, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA *
  • 2000 Deep Distance: Die Entfernung der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (catalogue) *
  • 1999 Wohin kein Auge reicht: Von der Entdeckung des Unsichtbaren, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue) *
  • 1998 Deep Storage – Collecting, Storing and Archiving in Art, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany (catalogue) *
  • 1998 Performing Buildings, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • 1997 Deep Storage – Arsenale der Erinnerung, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Haus der Kunst, Munich (catalogue) *

Selected Screenings and Film Festival Participations

MANIFESTO (THEATRICAL VERSION)

  • 2017 BFI London Film Festival, London (04.–15.10.2017)
  • 2017 Sydney Film Festival, Sydney (07.–18.06.2017)
  • 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, New York (19.–30.04.2017)
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  • 2017 Kino der Kunst, Munich (German premiere of the theatrical version 19.–23.04.2017) Main Award and Audience Award
  • 2017 Manifesto 68th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin (Theatrical Version) 09.02-19.02.2017
  • 2017 Göteborg Film Festival, Gothenburg (Nordic premiere of the theatrical version 02.–04.02.2017) Nomination for Ingmar Bergman Award
  • 2017 Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam (European premiere of the theatrical version 01.–03.02.2017)
  • 2017 Sundance Festival, Utah (World premiere of the theatrical version 23.01.2017)LONELY PLANET
  • 2017 Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem (06.–08.06.2017)
  • 2014 FotoFocus Biennial 2014, Cincinnati (08.–12.10.2014)
  • 2014 Sound and Vision, Paris Photo Los Angeles, Paramount Pictures Studios LA (25.–27.04.2014)
  • 2014 KIK, kino – international – kunst, Kino International, Berlin (28.02.2014)
  • 2010 fullframe Kurz- und Kunstfilmfestival, Vienna (15.04.2010)
  • 2009 Dreaming with Open Eyes, Image Forum Festival, Tokyo (19.04.+04.05.2009)
  • 2009 Zeitgenössische Kunst am Wittelsbacherplatz, Munich (19.–20.07.2009)
  • 2008 Gramophones, Films, Typewriters, Tate Modern, London (28.06.2008)
  • 2007 Frontière(s) – Paroles d’Hiver, ODDC, Saint-Brieuc (28.11.–01.12.2007)
  • 2007 Scanners, The 2007 New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, NY (27.–29.07.2007)
  • 2007 KunstFilmBiennale Köln 2007, Cologne (18.–24.10.2007) Main Award
  • 2007 Kino wie noch nie, Kino Arsenal, Berlin (09.06.2007)
  • 2006 Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (07.10.2006)ASYLUM (SHORT FILM VERSION)
  • 2010 Rojo Nova Festival, Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo (29.07.2010)
  • 2010 Dreaming with Open Eyes, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (16.03.2010)
  • 2007 Búsquedas sin palabras, ambulart – Festival de las artes visuales: Hamburg, Guadalajara, Quito, Guayaquil (09.–26.04.2007)
  • 2006 Festival of European Films on Wheels: Ankara, Kars, Tbilisi, Baku (03.–26.11.2006)
  • 2006 The Peninsula, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore (22.02.–05.03.2006)
  • 2005 Cinéma Katorza, Nantes (12.2005)
  • 2005 Cinéma Tous Écrans – International Film & Television Festival, Geneva (29.10.–7.11.2005)
  • 2005 KunstFilmBiennale Köln 2005, Cologne (19.–24.10.2005)
  • 2005 Iraq Short Film Festival, Baghdad (24.–29.09.2005)
  • 2005 L’Etrange Festival, Paris (31.08.–13.09.2005)
  • 2005 Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Belo Horizonte (21.–31.07.2005)
  • 2005 Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo (19.–27.08.2005)
  • 2005 Némo Film Festival, Paris (05.–10.04.2005)
  • 2005 Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (21.–30.01.2005)
  • 2005 Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis, Saarbrücken (17.–23.01.2005)
  • 2004 Corto Imola Festival, Imola (08.–12.12.2004) First Prize
  • 2004 Brief Encounters International Short Film Festival, Bristol (17.–21.11.2004)
  • 2004 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal, Montréal (14.–24.10.2004)
  • 2004 Internationales Kurzfilmfest Hamburg, Hamburg (09.–14.06.2004)

Commissioned Film or Video Works for Theatre and Orchestra

  • 2016 The Creation, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (by Jospeh Haydn, with Collegium Vocale Gent and B’Rock Orchestra, conducted by René Jacobs)
  • 2015 The Creation, Ruhrtriiiennale, Landschaftspark Duisburg, Germany (by Jospeh Haydn, with Collegium Vocale Gent and B’Rock Orchestra, conducted by René Jacobs)
  • 2008 The City / The Cut, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, Germany (by Martin Crimp and Mark Ravenhill, directed by Thomas Ostermeier)
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  • 2004 Electronic City, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, Germany (by Falk Richter, directed by Tom Kühnel)
  • 2003 Im Dickicht der Städte, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin Germany (by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna)
  • 2002 Better Days, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, Germany (by Richard Dresser, directed by Thomas Ostermeier)
  • 2001 Supermarket, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, Germany (by Biljana Srbljanovic, directed by Thomas Ostermeier)

Selected Collections

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
  • Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
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  • Burger Collection, Hong Kong
  • CAC Málaga – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga
  • CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami
  • Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt am Main
  • DA2, Salamanca
  • Dimitris Daskalopoulos Collection, Athens
  • Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen
  • DZ Bank Kunstsammlung
  • Ellipse Foundation – Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais
  • F.C. Gundlach Collection, Hamburg
  • Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
  • Goetz Collection, Munich
  • Hoffmann Collection, Berlin
  • HOW Art Museum, Shanghai
  • IODACC, Tenerife
  • Jill & Peter Kraus Collection, New York
  • Kunstmuseum Bonn
  • Kunstmuseum Magdeburg
  • Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
  • Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
  • MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León
  • Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
  • Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Olbricht Collection, Essen
  • Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
  • Sprengel Museum, Hannover
  • T-B A21 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
  • The Saatchi Collection, London
  • UBS Art Collection, London
  • Wemhöner Collection, Berlin