“Headshot”, 2018, photo credit: Julia Phillips & Keisha Scarville

Born 1985 in Hamburg, lives and works in Chicago and Berlin.

2020: Open Classes Student at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute (virtual), Chicago
2015 - 2016: Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (Studio), NYC
2013 - 2015: MFA at Columbia University, School of the Arts, NYC
2006 - 2012: Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts (HFBK), Hamburg

Solo Exhibitions
2022: ‘Me, Ourself & You’ at Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC
2021: ‘Between Love and Loss’ at Matthew Marks Gallery, L.A.
2020: 'New Album' at Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC
2019: 'Fake Truth' at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
2018: 'Failure Detection' at MoMA PS1, NYC
2016: 'Impenetrable Entry' at Campoli Presti, London
2013: 'Several Reasons to Migrate' at Hinterconti, Hamburg
2012: Thesis Show 'One.Equal.' at HFBK Hamburg

Selected Group Exhibitions
2024: ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ Whitney Biennial at Whitney Museum, NYC
2023: ‘Le bruit de la chair. Partition pour gina pane’ at Frac des Pays de la Loire, France
2023: ‘Karl Schmidt-Rottluff-Fellowship’ Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
2023: `Words Don’t Go There’ at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
2023: ‘Sightlines’ at Bard Graduate Center, NYC
2023: ‘Of Mythic Worlds: Works from the Distant Past through the Present’ at Drawing Center, NYC
2022: ‘Future Bodies from a Recent Past’ at Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2022: ‘A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper – Part II' at the Hammer Museum, L.A.
2022: ‘The Milk of Dreams’ 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2022: 'Body Vessel Clay’ at Two Temple Place, London
2021: ‘Smashing Into my Heart’ at the Renaissance Society, Chicago
2021: 'The Society For Contemporary Art Annual Exhibition’ at the Art Institute of Chicago
2021: 'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' at the New Museum, NYC
2020: 'Nothing Is So Humble: Prints from Everyday Objects' at Whitney Museum, NYC
2020: 'A Million Roses for Angela Davis' at Albertinum, Dresden
2020: 'Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio' at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
2020: 'Studio Berlin' at Berghain in corporation with the Boros Foundation, Berlin
2020: 'Frank Walter - eine Retrospektive' at MMK Frankfurt
2020: 'Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago' at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
2020: 'Haptic Feedback' at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
2019: 'One hundred drawings' at Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC
2019: 'Contemporary Art: Five Propositions' at MFA Boston
2019: 'Feminist Histories: Artists After 2000' at MASP São Paulo
2019: 'i campi magnetici' at Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan
2019: 'Performing Society: The Violence of Gender' at Tai Kwun JC Contemporary, Hong Kong
2018: 'Positioner' at Matthew Marks Gallery, L.A.
2018: 'In The Air' at ma ma Projects, Toronto
2018: 'Sculptures' at Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
2018: 'Re: Re: Black Macho. Unleash the Queen' at PPC, Frankfurt
2018: 'We don't need another hero', 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
2018: 'Face of Another' at Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
2018: New Museum Triennial 'Songs for Sabotage', NYC
2017: 'We Go As They' Artists in Residence, 3-person exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC
2017: 'Dreamers Awake' at White Cube (Bermondsey), London
2017: 'That I am reading backwards and into for a purpose, to go on:' at The Kitchen, NYC
2016: Whitney ISP show at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC
2016: 'In Place Of' at Miguel Abreu Gallery, NYC
2015: 'A Constellation' at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC
2015: MFA Thesis Exhibition at Fisher Landau Center for Art, L.I.C.
2013: 'Erogenous Zone' at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin

2022: ‘Observer, Observed’, Public Sculpture for The High Line (26th St), New York

Public Collections
2022: Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2022: Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
2021: Art Institute of Chicago, US
2020: Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2020: UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US
2020: Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
2019: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
2019: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US
2018: Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles, US
2018: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
2017: The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, US
2016: Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy

2023: Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation Artadia Award (US)
2021: Stiftung Kunstfonds Catalog Grant for Monograph (DE)
2021: Lichtwark-Förderpreis (Support Grant), Hamburg (DE)
2021: UChicago CSRPC Mellon Grant (US)
2020: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Grant (DE)
2013: 1-year Scholarship by DAAD (DE)
2012: 6-months Scholarship by DAAD (DE)
2009: Grant by the Circle of Friends of HFBK Hamburg (DE)
2008: Grant by the Karl-Heinz-Ditze Foundation, Hamburg (DE)

2017: Vila Sul, Goethe Institut Salvador, Bahia - Brazil
2017: Denniston Hill, Upstate New York
2016 - 2017: The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC
2016: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine

2020: Appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) at the University of Chicago
2018: Appointment as Postgraduate Fellow in the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) at the University of Chicago

Public Events
2024: Artists on Artists Lecture, Dia Art Foundation, NYC
2024: Symposium on multilingual Germans at Princeton University
2024: Book Launch of Monograph “Energy Exchange” at the Graham Foundation
2024: Visiting Artist Lecture at the Core Program, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2024: Artist Lecture, Society of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago2023: Summer Series: Julia Phillips In Conversation with Douglas Fogle - Guest Lecture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center
2023: “Julia Phillips in Sculpture“ Visiting Artist Lectures - Guest Lecture at Yale University, School of Art
2023: Visiting Artist Lecture Series - Guest Lecture at Columbia University, School of the Arts
2022: Methodology Workshop on Studio Visits, Organized by Chat About at UChicago
2022: ’Between Love and Loss’ Visiting Artist Lecture at Art Center Pasadena, MFA Program, Pasadena, CA
2019: "Baisser Mon Froc" - Presentation for 'Dancing Politics, Moving Performance II' at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, presented by University of the Arts, Philadelphia, MFA in Dance, curated by Rizvana Bradley, Yale University
2018: "The Anonymous Body" - Keynote Lecture for Symposium 'Performances of No-thingness', curated by Nana Adusei-Poku as part of 'Colonial Repercussions' at Akademie der Künste Berlin
2018: “Open Practice Committee” - Guest Lecture at University of Chicago, DoVA
2017: The Studio Museum - Public Programming
2017: The Kitchen NYC 'L.A.B.' series
2016: Participation in Podcast on 'Black Female Subjectivity' with NLS Kingston, Jamaica (part of the series 'IN')
2015: Artist Talk in conjunction w/ Antje Majewski's seminar on Post-Colonialism (Professor at Muthesius Academy of Arts, Kiel) at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
2013: 'Feminist Magazines in Conversation' (as part of 'CALL') at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin
2013: Panel Discussion 'Welche Sprache sprichst du?' at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (as a representative of 'CALL')

2016: 'Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter'
2013: 'ƒƒ' - international collaborative of female artists (-> fffffff.org)
2012: 'CALL' - feminist art projects, zine on art and feminism (-> callzine.org)