ABOUT

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Julia Münstermann’s paintings revolve around light and problems of visualisation. Her layering of paint result in a transient shimmer, a surface which on the one hand creates a sense of depth, on the other confronts the viewer with an impenetrable barrier; a hermetic refusal of customary reference. By failing to provide a central motif, the seamless transitions and endless depth of these paintings become disorienting and rather reinforce the sense that we are looking at absolute non-representation. And yet there we are, by ourselves, oddly affected, staring into their cool emptiness.

Münstermann (born in Cologne) is currently a fellow of the Kunstfonds Arbeitsstipendium 2021. She studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Prof. Jörg Immendorff and Prof. Jan Dibbets. Afterwards, she received her MFA at De Ateliers 63 in Amsterdam. She has also recently attended residencies in New York and Beijing China.
Munstermann’s work has been exhibited internationally at DESY, Hamburg, Nali Nali Art space, Beijing, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Geemente Museum Den Haag, Autocenter, Berlin, DadaPost, Berlin, as well as, Galleries CosarHMT, Düsseldorf and Aschenbach&Hofland, Amsterdam. Her work has been reviewed in NRC Handelsblad, RBB television and Junge Kunst art magazine among others. Her paintings are in private and public collections like Deutscher Städtetag, Köln Sparkassen Informatik, Frankfurt and the Caldic Collection, The Netherlands.

EDUCATION

2002-2004

De Ateliers  Amsterdam, zweijähriges Studioprogramm und Stipendium mit regelmäßigen Atelierbesuchen von Künstlern wie Marlene Dumas, Georg Herold, Rita McBride, Steve McQueen, Ceal Floyer, Willem de Rooij und Toon Verhoef

2002                        

Meisterschüler bei Prof. Jan Dibbets

1997-2002              

Studium an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Klasse Prof. Jörg Immendorff, Klasse Prof. Jan Dibbets, Akademiebrief (2004)

1998-2001              

Studium der Philosophie an der Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

 

AWARDS

 

2021      

Arbeitsstipendium 2021, Stiftung Kunstfonds

2020        

NEUSTART, Modul A, BBK Bundesverband

2004       

Buning Brongers Prijzen (Painting Prize)

2003, 02     

Jahresstipendium des Niederländischen Ministeriums für Bildung, Kultur und Wissenschaft

2004, 05, 08    

Koninklijke Prijs voor vrije Schilderkunst, Königinnenpreis für Malerei (Endauswahl)

 
RESIDENCIES

2013         

Artist Residency “Where Where Art Space”, Beijing, China

2010         

Zwei-monatiger Atelier-Austausch, Brooklyn, New York

2002-2005     

Amsterdam, Niederlande

2002-2004     

Residency und Stipendium der Stiftung “De Ateliers” Amsterdam

SOLO SHOWS (Selection)

2019      

Obscure Transparency, plan.d. Düsseldorf, zusammen mit Katja Gärtner

2018      

Celestial Screens, Kuturforum Kapelle, Waltrop

2015      

Electric Shadow, Freiraum Galerie, Köln

2013      

Beijing de tiankong, Nali Nali Art Space, Beijing China

Fernsehen, Punt WG, Amsterdam

2012  

Abwesen, Koffer, Berlin

Urban Idols II, Deutscher Städtetag, Köln

2011   

Aerials, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam

Bluemoon, Cussler, Berlin

2009   

Aerospace, DadaPost, Berlin

2008   

Urban Idols,Autocenter, Berlin

2007   

Prospect, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam

2006

City Oddity, De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg, Catalogue

Walking on Air, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam

2005   

Paintings, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf

Revealing Revels with Rebels, Galerie Van Wijngaarden Hakkens, Amsterdam

2004   

Paintings, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, together with Christian Forsen

toshi-saikousoku-syoujyo yulica ga, fuji-park building, Tokyo, together with Mineo Kato

Paintings, de Ateliers, Amsterdam

 

GROUP SHOWS (Selection)

2018

Precurse, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Babettes Best Records, Bar Babette, Berlin

2017   

Dark Matter - Art Meets Science, DESY, Hamburg

Standard International #4 Spatial Clearings, Glint, Berlin

2015   

HIDDEN IMAGES, 51 Zattere, Venedig

Memories of the Digital Age, Rosalux, Berlin

trinkets for  the rich, nationalmuseum, Berlin

HIDDEN IMAGES second edition, 51 Zattere, Venedig

I Amsterdam You Berlin, Galerie Brandt, St. Johannes Evangelist Church, Berlin

2014   

Koffer-Konzentrat, Koffer, Berlin

Show me (Your Idols), Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin

UTA, ART WEISSENSEE, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin

Art is a Beautiful Thing, Freiraum Galerie, Köln

PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Brandt, Amsterdam

2012   

Choses vues à Droite et à Gauche (sans lunettes), l’oiseau presente..., Ballhaus Ost, Berlin    

Miniature by Serendipity, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin

2011   

The Raising of Lazarus, Projectspace Nationalmuseum, Berlin

2010   

Traveling without moving, CosarHMT, Düsseldorf

Girls overkill, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

SOS Kunststück 2010, Grand Elysee, Hamburg, Katalog

2008   

Koninklijke Prijs voor vrije Schilderkunst 2008, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

Precurse, Pojektraum Nationalmuseum, Berlin

Our Project Presents Our Project, AiB, Brooklyn, New York

Preview Berlin, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries

2007   

ART Cologne, Galerie Michael Cosar, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries

DK, Edition, Pro qm, Berlin

ART Amsterdam, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries, Galerie Michael Cosar

2006   

Spooky, Stanley Brouwn Huis, Utrecht

ART Cologne, Galerie Michael Cosar, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries

2005   

Koninklijke Prijs voor vrije Schilderkunst 2005, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

2004   

Buning Brongers Prijzen 2004, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, Katalog

Koninklijke Prijs voor vrije Schilderkunst 2004, Koninklijke Palais te Amsterdam

When dreams come true, Van Wijngaarden Hakkens, Amsterdam

Group show 86, Amsterdam

2002   

Menschenbilder, Wissenschaftszentrum Gelsenkirchen

Art&Bars, Kunsthalle Koblenz

Cabinet with outfit, Galerie Andreas Bruening, Düsseldorf

2000    real, Bittweg, Düsseldorf

PUBLICATIONS

2017

Kunst im Teilchenbeschleuniger: Neues Licht ins Dunkel, taz

2014

Autocenter, Space for Contemporary Art Berlin, Distanz Verlag

2013

Abwesen, catalogue, Text Maarten Bertheux

Britain and Germany Imagining the Future of Europe, Leonard Novy, Palgrave Macmillan, Cover

2011

Stilbruch, Tipp von Christian Stahl, RBB Fernsehen

2010

Künstlerische Doppelexistenzen, Junge Kunst, Text Julia Brodauf

2009

Wenn die Städte nachts leuchten, Mercedesmagazin, Text Robert Zsolnay

Aerospace, DadaPost, exhibition catalogue

2008

Urban Idols, Autocenter, exhibition catalogue

2007

Betoverende schilderijen van nachtelijke hemels, NRC Handelsblad, (NL)

Prospect, Aschenbach&Hofland Galleries, exhibition catalogue

2006

City Oddity, De Vleeshal, exhibition catalogue, Text Dominic van den Boogerd

Zon schuift versneld over tegelvloer, NRC Handelsblad

2004

Buning Brongers Pijzen 2004, exhibition catalogue

Deutscher Städtetag, Cologne

Caldic Collection, The Netherlands

De Heus – Zomer collection, The Netherlands

Coma collection, The Netherlands

Sparkassen Informatik, Frankfurt

Boekel De Neree N.V., The Netherlands

& several private collections in Germany and the Netherlands

COLLECTIONS