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Julius von Bismarck
* 1983 Breisach am Rhein, Germany

2012 - 2013 Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany, Meisterschüler professor Olafur Eliasson
2009 Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany, Institut für Raumexperimente,
professor Olafur Eliasson
2007 Hunter College New York, USA, MFA-Program
2006 Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany, Visual Communication, Digital Class,
professor Joachim Sauter
2005 Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany, Visual Communication Lives and works in Berlin

Grants, awards, residencies
2018 Award of the Shifting Foundation, Beverly Hills, USA
2017 Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst, Prize of the City of Wolfsburg, Germany
2013 IBB Photography Award, IBB Atrium, Berlin, Germany
2011 Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN, Linz, Austria, CERN, Switzerland
2010 Beep Electronic Art Award, Madrid, Spain
2009 Prix Ars Electronica with the Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus, Linz, Austria
Selection of the Jury - Japan Media Arts Festival 09, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Award Golden Nica with the Image Fulgurator at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Solo exhibitions
2019
Art Club#28, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
I Am Afraid, with Julian Charrière, Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Baumanalyse, Haus Mödrath - Räume für Kunst, Kerpen, Germany
Die Mimik der Thetys, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France


2018
Immer noch der Lauf der Dinge, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
Objects in Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear, with Julian Charrière, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
I’m afraid I must ask you to leave, with Julian Charrière, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany


2017
Gewaltenteilung, Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
Talking to Thunder, Sies + Höke, Dusseldorf, Germany
Good Weather, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, USA


2016
Approximately Three Dimensions, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
Desert Now, with Julian Charrière and Felix Kiessling, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, USA
Objects in mirror might be closer than they appear, with Julian Charrière, Villa Bernasconi, Grand-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland


2015
Landscape Painting, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA
Tiere sind dumm und Pflanzen noch viel dümmer, Kunstverein Gottingen, Germany


2014
History Apparatus, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany


2013
Unfall am Mittelpunkt Deutschlands, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
Les bêtes sont bêtes et les plantes le sont encore plus, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France
This is so romantic, IMO Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


2012
Punishment I, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
LE DICTATEUR: These Peanuts are Bullets, Family Business, New York, USA


2011
5 Minute Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


2009
Kapelica Gallery, Ljublijana, Slovenia

Group exhibitions
2019
Just a bowl of cherries, 7th Thessaloniki Biennale, Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece (upcoming)
Festival GAMERZ 15e Édition, Aix-en-Provence, France
Nowness Experiments: The Mesh, with Julian Charrière, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China
The Third Bank, Anozero '19 – Bienal de Coimbra, Portugal
MASKE Kunst der Verwandlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Das Tier in der Kunst, Wurlitzer PTC, Berlin, Germany
Nature in Art, MOCAK, Krakow, Poland
Elementarteile. Grundbausteine des Sprengel Museum Hannover und seiner Kunst, Sprengel Museum Hanover, Germany
Ré-flexions. Autour des nouvelles acquisitions, Frac Alsace, Sélestat, France
Post-Water, Museo Nazionale della Montagna CAI Torino, Italy


2018
Public Face, with Benjamin Maus and Richard Wilhelmer, Hamburg, Germany
Days without a Night, Goethe Institut Neu Delhi, India
Entangle | Physics and the Artistic Imagination, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Lichte Momente, Stadthaus Ulm, Germany
Without Nature, Nicoletti Contemporary, London, UK
The Sensation of the Sea: In Honour Of Bas Jan Ader, The Mesdag Collection, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Zurich, Switzerland
November, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
Räumlichkeiten, Kunstwerk - Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
Impact, Kunst- und Gewerbeverein Regensburg e.V., Regensburg, Germany
Im Zweifel für den Zweifel, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Haus der Sinnsuche. Gutes Leben durch Kultur, Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany
Inside Ecologies, Weltkunstzimmer, Dusseldorf, Germany
Are you satisfied? Aktuelle Kunst und Revolution, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
Greffes, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany
Entfesselte Natur - Das Bild der Katastrophe seit 1600, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
Between Realities, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
Power to the People, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


2017
Antarctic Biennale, The Antarctic Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale of Art, Venice, Italy
KULT! Legenden, Stars und Bildikonen, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Unboxing, LEVY Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
BEOBACHTUNG, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Small - an exploration of miniature, SEXAUER Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Unter Waffen. Fire & Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Citynature: Vilnius and Beyond, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
PRODUKTION. made in germany drei, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
Art Basel Unlimited, with Julian Charrière, Basel, Switzerland
Santiago Sierra. Mea Culpa, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
NACH DER NATUR - Material, Form, Struktur, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
Festival of Future Nows, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
The raft, Mu.Zee, Oostende, Belgium


2016
The End of the world, Centroper l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato PO, Italy
It's all natural . . . /, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
Über die Unmöglichkeit des Seins, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
In Space No One Can Hear Your Laugh, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milano, Italy
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
From Science to Fiction, Florian Christopher, Zurich, Switzerland
+ultra. Gestaltung schafft wissen, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Back to the Land, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy
5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, Moscow, Russia


2015
OPENING ON THE FOAM, Schloss Sacrow, Potsdam, Germany
Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
In the Land of the Blind The One Eyed Man Loses Sight, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Fusion, Knust x Kunz +, Munich, Germany
Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Invento | As Revoluções que nos Inventaram, OCA Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil
Stranger than Paradise, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Beuys ohne Hut - Karin Székessy fotografiert Künstler, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany
Fire and Forget. On Violence, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Group Show V, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany
8th Momentum Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Höhenrausch: Das Geheimnis der Vögel - Mystery of Birds, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria


2014
Pencil / Line / Eraser, Carroll / Fletcher, London, UK
Der schwarze Hund, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden, Germany
Lichtwark revisited Künstler sehen Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
thingworld, International Triennial of New Media Art, National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China
Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Academy, Cocos Island, Costa Rica
ONE PLACE NEXT TO ANOTHER, Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
mira mira Neue Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
I CAN’T CONTROL MYSELF, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
CLOCKWORK, Oben, Vienna, Austria
Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
ONE TORINO: SHIT AND DIE, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy
5th Annual Exhibition of Hybrid Art, VDNKh, Optika Pavilion, Moscow, Russia
Die Eigenheit der Dinge, Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria
Screening - Julius von Bismarck | Fabian Knecht | S.T. Paul, alexander levy, Berlin, Germany


2013
Festival of Landscape Objects, Archstoyanie, Kaluga Region, Russia
BERLIN.STATUS [2], Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
TEA, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taichung, Taiwan
Let’s invent a language to narrate my story, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, Switzerland
Ich bin dein Nachbar, Bromer Art Collection, Roggwill, Switzerland
Skulpturenprojekt Wallanlage, Hamburg/Stade, Germany
Berlin Masters, Arndt, Berlin, Germany
Public Abstraction Private Construction VI VII, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
LE DICTATEUR: UN HOMME JUST EST QUAND MEME UN HOMME MORT, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Handlungsbereitschaft - Skizze einer Generation am Ende der Geschichte (3. Aufl.), Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany


2012
Raumtrigger, taiga, St. Petersburg, Russia
13th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, a collaboration with Julian Charrière, supported by Vogt Landscape Architects Ltd., Venice, Italy
APO-CALYPSE, Montreux, Switzerland
Handlungsbereitschaft - Skizze einer Generation am Ende der Geschichte (2. Aufl.), Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany
Grosses Feld, Institut für Raumexperimente, Janmeda, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Glasauge, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Germany
Addis Fotofest, Institut für Raumexperimente, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Syabi, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Raum #6, Zurich, Switzerland
Weltausstellung, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany
Life Clock, Den Frie center of contemporary art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cyberarts 12, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
PHotoESPAÑA, Off Limits, with Santiago Sierra, Madrid, Spain


2011
URO, IMO Gallery, Copenhagen, Danmark
Electron Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
Kackwald, Nation of Gondwana, Grünefeld, Germany
Pièce de Résistance, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
TGM, Munich, Germany
Impakt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Solares Fondazione Delle Arti, Parma, Italy
Almost Cinema, Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
Seeing/Knowing, Gund Gallery, Gambier, USA
Index, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
Handlungsbereitschaft - Skizze einer Generation am Ende der Geschichte, Berlin, Germany


2010
Electrified 02, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Transmediale 2010, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Reflective Interventions, Gallery Art Claims Impulse, Berlin, Germany
Provinz, Lindau, Germany
Shift Festival, Basel, Switzerland
Geist III, Berlin, Germany
Stadt am Rande, Today Arte Museum, Beijing, China
Agents & Provocateurs, Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, Germany
let’s start to implement little errors, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Germany
StreetArtGalerie, Berlin, Germany
Persistence of Vision, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, Great Britain
Persistence of Vision, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark


2009
Illustrative 09, Berlin, Germany
Agents & Provocateurs, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary
My Map Is Not Your Map, Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain
Cyberarts 09, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Geist, Berlin, Germany
Bilderschlachten, European Media Art Festival, Museum für Industriekultur Osnabrück, Germany
Pixelache 09 - Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland
Artefact - BEHIND THE IMAGE | THE IMAGE BEHIND, Stuk Kunstencentrum Leuven, Belguim
The Infuancers, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain
Japan Media Arts Festival 09, Tokyo, Japan
UM - festival, Lisbon, Portugal
Are we human?, New Media Scotland, Edinburg, Scotland
Beeldfestival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Fotofolgen, HFBK, Hamburg, Germany


2008
HU-Berlin, Institut für Physik, Quantenoptik, Berlin, Germany
Medienfassaden Festival 08, Berlin, Germany
Cyberarts 08, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Pixelache 08, Kiasama - Museum of Modern Art Helsinki, Finland
Social intervention, Gallery Sangsangmadang Seoul, Korea

Works among others are in following collections

Colección BEEP de Arte Electrónico, Spain

FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France

Fundación Televisa, Mexico City, Mexico

Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany

Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, France

Sammlung Hense, Gescher, Germany

Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany

Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany

Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany

Stadtgalerie Wolfsburg, Germany