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Julia FRANK
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  • Aquile, 2018, 3D printing and white recycled plastic, 110 x 80 x 100 cm

  • Walltext, 2018, painting on the wall, 387 x 358 cm

  • Julia Frank, Body Surface Area, London, 2014, performance and video documentation, 5' 27' hd looped, detail

  • Julia Frank, Body Surface Area, London, 2014, primed canvas, street residues and substances, wood, 100 x 170 x 5 cm

  • Julia Frank, Body Surface Area, London, 2014, performance and video documentation (5.27min HD, looped), primed canvas, street residues and substances, wood, 100x 170 x 5 cm

  • Julia Frank, Savoir Vivre, 2014, Villa Arson, mixed media, variable dimension, detail

  • Julia Frank, Savoir Vivre, 2014, Villa Arson, mixed media, variable dimension, detail

  • Julia Frank, To Toy, 2015, SLA resin and acrylic, 24 x 13 x 14 cm

  • Julia Frank, To Clean, 2015, clear 3D model, blue window cleaner, 10 x 12 x 19 cm

  • Julia Frank, To Maintain, 2015, mixed media, nail polish, 71 x 39 x 14 cm

  • Julia Frank, To Eat, 2015, clear PETG, color flatbed print, shelf life clip & tie, 45 x 56 x 43 cm

  • Julia Frank, Wasteland 1, 2017, photograph, billboard, 270 x 180 cm

Julia Frank nasce in Val Venosta, Trentino Alto-Adige (IT) nel 1988.
Vive e lavora a Londra (GB).

Julia Frank si è diplomata in scultura presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara nel 2012 ed è stata insignita del premio dell’Istituto tedesco-italiano per il progetto one&one, realizzato a New York ed esposto parallelamente a Bolzano. Dal 2013 al 2015 ha frequentato un master presso il Royal College of Art di Londra. La sua opera osserva, indaga e sconvolge gli accadimenti sociali che hanno luogo negli spazi pubblici o privati. Il confronto con l'ambiente avviene nella valutazione della sua accezione culturale, ecologica e urbana, convertendosi in opere spesso time e site specific. L’artista mette in discussione i meccanismi che muovono i sistemi sociali e s’interroga sulla consapevolezza che abbiamo degli ­stessi. Sperimentando con vari media, il suo lavoro pone al centro le questioni dello sviluppo e del cambiamento. In veste rinnovata e radicale, reinterpreta e ripropone oggetti ascrivibili all’immaginario comune. Le opere di Julia Frank affondano le loro radici in ambito popolare, ponendo interrogativi che invitano a identificarsi o a esprimersi pro o contro lo spazio condiviso.

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Julia Frank was born in Val Venosta, Trentino Alto-Adige (IT) in 1988.
She lives and works in London (GB).


Julia Frank graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Carrara in 2012 and was awarded a prize by the German-Italian Institute for her ONE&ONE project, created in New York and exhibited simultaneously in Bolzano. From 2013 to 2015 she attended a Masters course at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work observes, investigates, and disrupts the social events that take place in public or private places. This confrontation with her environment takes place through an assessment of its cultural, ecological, and urban meaning, which is often converted into time and site specific works. The artist calls into question the mechanisms that move our social systems and asks how aware are we of them really? Experimenting with various media, her work focuses on the issues of development and change. She restyles and reinterprets items from the collective imagination in a renewed and radical format. The roots of Julia Frank’s works are buried deep in popular culture, and pose questions that invite the viewer to identify with or express their opinions for or against this shared space.

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Julia Frank wurde 1988 im Vinschgau, Trentino Alto-Adige (IT) geboren.
Er lebt und arbeitet in London (GB).

Julia Frank schließt 2012 ihr Studium der Bildhauerei an der Accademia di Belle Arti von Carrara ab. 2012 erhält sie für das in New York realisierte und parallel dazu in Bozen präsentierte Projekt ONE&ONE den Preis des Deutsch-Italienischen Instituts. 2013/15 macht sie ihren Master am Royal College of Art in London. In ihren Werken beobachtet und untersucht sie Vorgänge, denen sie im öffentlichen und im privaten Raum begegnet, und stört deren Ordnung. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Umfeld erfolgt auf der Grundlage ihrer kulturellen, ökologischen und urbanen Sichtweise, die sich in ihren zeit- und ortsbezogenen Werken manifestiert. Die Künstlerin stellt die Mechanismen (und unser Bewusstsein von ihnen) in Frage, welche die sozialen Systeme bewegen. In den unterschiedlichen Medien, derer sie sich bedient, geht es der Künstlerin um Entwicklung und Veränderung. Sie legt uns Gegenstände des kollektiven Bewusstseins in radikal neuer Gestalt vor und interpretiert sie um. Die Wurzeln von Julia Franks Werken reichen in die Volkskultur und fordern uns auf, für oder gegen den kollektiven Bereich zu positionieren.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Grenzländer, curator: Giovanna Nicoletti, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT 

Where Plato Taught, Academiae Youth Art Biennale, curator: Christian Jankowsky, Museo del Forte di Fortezza - IT

2017
Residency#9. La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires - AR

Museion Prize 1, MUSEION- Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano - IT

100ma Colletiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia - IT

Wasteland, Hotel Amazonas. Renon - IT

Campus International, Young Biennale Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires - RA

Trasmission, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel - IL

Golden Lane, Julia Frank & Jacob Wolff, Art Lacuna, London - UK

2016
They Shake the Mountains when They Dance, Chalton Gallery London - UK

SmartUP Optima -  Premio Arte Contemporanea, Optima S.p.a. Napoli - IT

Modes of Democracy, curator: Jaroslav Andel and Haimo Perkmann, Michal and Zdena Koleček, Daniel Latorre, Todd Lester. Fortezza - IT

2015
Maß, Zahl und Gewicht, Certosa, curator: Silvia Höller and South Tyrol Arts Trust - IT

Show, Royal College of Art, London - UK

Pause Patina, Camden Art Center, London - UK

N2, Platform One Gallery, London - UK

From&To, curator: Eric Mangion and Valerio Dehò, Kunsthaus Merano Arte, Merano - IT

Vorsicht Stufe, Gallery Luciano Fasciati, Coire/Zürich - CH

2014
Spektrum Südtirol, Gallery Luciano Fasciati, Coire - CH

Il disegno degli scultori, curator: Camilla Martinelli, Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana - IT

ARCHE. eine Festung für Tiere, curator: Heinrich Schwazer, Fortezza - IT

Cowley Manor, Sculpture Park Gloucestershire - UK

On behalf of Facebook, Flat Time House, London - UK

Mi mama se llama Medea, curator: Josè Luis Vicario, Gallery La Sonrisa, Madrid - ES

Dark, Dyson Gallery, London - UK

Sculpture, ECA Edinburgh - UK

WIP, Henry Moore Gallery, London - UK

2013
Mirabilia, curator: Sabine Gamper, Sparkassen Academy Bolzano - IT

Real Naturally, curator: Cornelis van Almsick, Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana - IT

Wanted, RCA Project Space, London - UK

START IV, curator: Victoria Dejaco & Lisa Trockner, Gallery Prisma Bolzano - IT

2012
ONE NIGHT III, curator: South Tyrol Arts Trust, Fortezza - IT

ONE&ONE, City Archive Bolzano and New York City - USA

Alles wird gut, curated by M10, Tarces - IT

Collage, GAP GlurnsArtPoint, Glorenza - IT

Julia Frank, Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana - IT

Luxury Watt, Toast- Contemporary Art Office, Carrara - IT

6. Premio Arte Laguna (Under 25), Roman Institut, Venezia - IT


ART FAIRS

2018
Art Verona, Boccanera Gallery, Verona - IT 

2017
Art Verona, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Verona - IT

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2018
Grenzländer, curator: Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera and Giovanna Nicoletti, texts by Giovanna Nicoletti, publisher: Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT
 

Articles

2018
"Grenzländer": le terre di confine interpretate da 4 giovani artisti locali, in "Corriere del Trentino - Cultura", 27/09/2018, p.13

Giovani per Terre di Confine, in "Adige - Cultura e Società", 27/09/2018, p.07

Boccanera oggi apre Grenzländer, in "Trentino - Arte", 28/09/2018, p.11

 

EDUCATION

2013/2015
Master at the Royal College of Art in London - UK

2010/2011
Faculty Alonso Cano, Granada - ES

2009/2012
Accademia delle Belle Arti in Carrara - IT