Julian Rosefeldt

Munich, Germany, 1965
Lives and works in Berlin

The Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt (born in Munich in 1965) is internationally renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving image artworks, mostly presented as complex multi-screen installations. Inspired equally by the histories of film, art and popular culture, Rosefeldt uses familiar cinematic tropes to carry viewers into surreal, theatrical realms, where the rituals of everyday life absorb the inhabitants, employing humour and satire to seduce audiences into familiar worlds made strange.

Rosefeldt’s works are showing internationally at museums and film festivals: His recent film work Manifesto (2015) was presented in solo exhibitions at Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2019); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Auckland Arts Festival / Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (2018); National Gallery Prague, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Holland Festival 2017, Amsterdam, Athens and Epidaurus Festival in Athens, Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, Villa Stuck, Munich (2017), Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Park Avenue Armory, New York, Ruhrtriennale 2016, Duisburg, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2016) and ACMI – Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne (2015).

Past group shows include Moving Time: Video Art at 50: 1965-2015 at CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2016), Wolfsburg Unlimited at the Kunstmuseum in Wolfsburg (2016), Zeitgeist: The Art of New Berlin at the CCBB in Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Conflict, Time, Photography at the Tate Modern in London (2014). Collections including his works, amongst others, are Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Saatchi Collection, London, CAC Málaga, Spain and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.