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[bio] Julia Scher [e]


*1954 in Hollywood; lives and works in Boston [USA]

Julia Scher's work focuses on the subjects surveillance and cyber-sphere. Aiming at the exposure of dangers and ideologies of monitoring systems, Scher creates temporary and transitory web/installation/performance works that explore issues of power, control and seduction.
She has lectured at Harvard University, Princeton University and Rutgers University.

Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Grants and Awards | Bibliography | Recommended Links

Solo Exhibitions

Schipper & Krome Gallery, Berlin [D]

»Ameratherm«, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York [USA] [1999/2000]

»Predictive Engineering 2«, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco [USA] [1998/ 1999]
»wonderland«, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York [USA[

»Map the Gap«, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York [USA] [1997/98]
»Security World«, Ghislaine Hussenot Gallery, Paris [F]

»Julia Scher«, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York [USA] [1995/ 1996]

»Don't Worry«, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne [D]

»Buffalo Under Surveillance«, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY [USA]

»I'll Be Gentle«, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York [USA]

»Security Site Visits«, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis [USA]

»Occupational Placement : [O.P]«, The Wexner Center, Columbus, OH [USA] [1989/ 1990]


Group Exhibitions

»Quotidiana«, Castello di Rivoli, Torino [I]
»Continuum 001«, CCA Glasgow [UK]

»The American Century: art & Culture 1950-2000«, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA] [1999/ 2000]
»Transmute«, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago [USA]

»Fast Forward: body checks«, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hambug [D]

»Heaven: Private View«, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York [USA] [1997/ 1998]
»The Art of Detection: Surveillance in Societ«y, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA [USA]

»Against: Thirty Years of Film and Video«, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London [UK]

»The Telematic Room I«, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin [D] [1995/ 1996]
»Das Ende der Avantgarde«, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Stiftung, Munich [D]
»Fantastic Prayers«, Dia Art Foundation, New York [USA]

»Toponimias«, Fundacio "la caixa", Madrid [E]

»Aperto '93«, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice [I]
»Aesthetics and Violence«, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz [A]

»Whitney Biennial«, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [USA]


Grants and Awards

The Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA [USA], 1996 - 1997; Art Matters, Inc. [USA], 1993, 1989, 1987; National Endowment for the Arts [USA], 1992; Artists Space, Individual Artist Grant [USA], 1988; Grant of the Jerome Foundation [USA], 1987.



Julia Scher: »Deconstruct This: Webcams: All me, All the Time«, in: The Chronicle Review, Section 2, December 15, 2000, p. B4; [Julia Scher interviewed by Paul D. Miller], in: Artbyte, 1, 4, October/November 1998, pp. 42-47; Der telematische Raum 1, exhib. cat., NGBK, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst Realismus Studio [ed.], 1997; Julia Scher: »Danger: Dirty Data & The Rodent Ship«, in: New Observations, 12, Fall 1996, p. 21; New Observations, exhib. cat., Franklin Furnace [ed.], New York 1996; Timothy Druckrey: »Telephobic Modernity and the Ecologies of Surveillance«, in: Art + Text, 54, May 1996, pp. 50-55; Julia Scher: »Don't Worry«, in: Camerawork, 2, 1, Spring/ Summer 1995, pp. 28/29; Noemi Smolik: »Julia Scher: Es gibt einen Wunsch, kontrolliert zu werden«, in: Kunstforum, 129, January-April 1995, pp. 228-233; Das Ende der Avantgarde Kunst als Dienstleistung, exhib. cat. Munich 1995; Julia Scher: »Home-In-Security«, in: Gender and Technology: Rethinking Masculinity and Feminity in a World of Intelligent Machines, Bill Horrigan [ed.], Routledge, 1995; Laura Cottingham. »The Feminist Continuum: Art After 1970«, in: The Power of Feminist Art, Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard [eds.], New York: Abrams, 1994; Constance Penley: »Some Thing To Watch Over You: The Surveillance Art Of Julia Scher«, in: Mondo 2000, 9, February 1993, pp. 34-39; Julia Scher: »Mass Observation«, in: Ten. 8: Digital Dialogues, 2, 2, Autumn 1991, pp. 64/65; Techno-Culture, Constance Penley and Andrew Rose [eds.], University of Minnesota Press, 1991.


Recommended Links

- > Interview with Julia Scher by Tilman Baumgaertel
[rhizome, 20/08/2001]

° internet projects by Julia Scher ::

- > Security Land [overview]

- > Don't worry

- > Konsent Klinik

- > Wonderland

- > Freaklab 101

- > Predictive Engineering 2

- > Insecurity by Julia



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