Julia Hartmann is an art historian and independent curator who specializes in transnational feminist and activist art, with a focus on China. Julia finished her studies in Art History and English Linguistics at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria in 2011, and was previously Curatorial Assistant at the Secession in Vienna and Assistant Curator at the
21er Haus/Belvedere. She writes for art magazines and has published catalogue and exhibition texts. Her curatorial work focuses on the intersection of social movements, digitization, and art, which she elaborates within the exhibition series Search for... initiated in 2016 with the first iteration Search for...Serendipity. The more you search the less you find. It will be continued in 2020 with the title Search for...Feminism at the VBKÖ in Vienna. Her latest exhibition celebrated 100 years of women's suffrage with the title Nothing Less!, which will be restaged at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London in October 2019.

 

Julia is a PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, working on the thesis Radical Characters: Transnational Positions in Female-led and Queer-feminist Movements in Contemporary Chinese Art. She has received a research grant from the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, where she participated in the symposium  Exhibition-Making Practices in China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s and is currently conducting field research on topics such as art production and exhibition making by progressive female protagonists from and within China. 

 

Julia is the co-founder of SALOON Wien, an international network for women in the arts, where she is responsible for organizing talks, exhibitions, and networking events. 

Upcoming:

Nothing Less! 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
10. October 2019

Upcoming Exhibition
Austrian Cultural Forum London

Search for...Feminism. The more you search, the less you find
January 2020

Upcoming Exhibition
VBKÖ Vienna

Further Writings and Projects:

From “Women‘s Art” to All-Female Group Exhibitions: The Emergence of a Female Consciousness in 1990s China 

Article
Yishu Magazine 

From a History of Exhibitions towards a Future of Exhibition-Making - “Second Assembly: Exhibition-Making Practices in China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s”

Symposium
Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Ad (In)Finitum: Japanese artist Susumu Shingu’s “Spaceship” at MUDAM Luxembourg


Review
Art Radar 

Witness to Growth: Yu Hong’s artistic practices from the 1990s to today

Artist Talk
Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Sleepless

Exhibition
Belvedere 21, Vienna

Sigmund Freud and the Play on the Burden of RepresentationJOSEPH KOSUTH

Exhibition
Belvedere 21, Vienna

Of Longing and Belonging: Korea’s Miyeon Lee – artist profile

Review
Art Radar

TOMÁS SARACENO

Exhibition
Belvedere 21, Vienna 

Live N' Action - EDGAR ARCENEAUX


Performance and Screening   
Belvedere 21, Vienna

MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES


Review
frieze d/e 

Trans-Asia Portraits - International Performance Festival

Festival   
Belvedere 21, Vienna

STERLING RUBY

Exhibition
Winterpalais, Vienna

Who am I?

Catalogue 
ARCC.art, Vienna

Baroque Baroque - OLAFUR ELIASSON 

Exhibition
Winterpalais, Vienna 

The red line is already crossed - AIKO KAZUKO KUROSAKI

Review
Art Radar

WOLFGANG BOHUSCH


Artist text
Wall Street Journal

Austria, the Alps and a Feeling of Home?