Julie Hill (British)
Lives & works in London

Julie Hill works across different media, from writing and photography to installation and sculpture. Sources of fact and fiction act as springboards for installation or mise-en-scène that merge objects, texts and interventions to question the divide between the objective and the subjective, the real and the imagined. Recent work has been focussing on otherworldly landscapes inspired by scientific cosmology and literature surrounding geology, magic and the cosmos.

Julie studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art and is currently a Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools. Exhibitions include Glasgow International Festival (2016); Dimensions Variable, Miami (2012), Guest Projects (2012), Tate Britain (2007). She has also made a number of interventions in communication networks and public space. Her work has been featured in The Miami Rail, The Independent, the Guardian, Artreview.com, IDEA, Aesthetica, NYLON and Modern Painters amongst others. She was awarded Arts Council and Wellcome Trust funding for her artistic and curatorial projects including Cartographies of Life & Death (LSHTM/Artakt), Passengers, a site-specific exhibition series at The Brunswick Centre and Crying Out Loud, a platform she co-founded that uses exhibitions and events to explore notions of femininity in contemporary culture. Residencies include Lumen, Italy (2016) and The Florence Trust (2013–14).


Solo Exhibitions/Projects
Passen-gers, The Brunswick Centre, London, Mar–Apr 2017
A Rake’s Progress, Dimensions Variable, Miami, 2012
Single-Shot: Glass Gun, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester, 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions/Projects
School of Light, Curated by Lumen, Ugly Duck, London, Feb 2017
La Fine Dell’Universo: Lumen Residency Exhibition, Nov 2016
Pokey Hat, VERBureau/Glasgow International Festival, Apr 2016
Ladies’ Room, The Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol, Jan–Feb 2016
Uncertain States, Mile End Art Pavilion, Nov, 2015
Sluice Art Fair, publishing project, Oct 2015
Middlesex Filter Beds Guerilla Sculpture Park, Tremelo Projects | Art Licks Weekend, Oct 2015
From East to the Barbican, Something Human/Barbican Centre, Aug 2015
Activating the Archive, Banner Repeater/Hackney Archives, Feb–Apr 2015
Florence Trust Summer Exhibition, July 2014
InconTROLL, Scheme, Peckham Springs, April–May 2014
Florence Trust Winter Open, 2014
Cartographies of Life & Death, Artakt/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Curatorial), 2013
Crying Out Loud, Guest Projects, London, May 2012
Now in Production, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis & National Design Museum, New York City, 2011-12
The Shoreditch Census, Shoreditch Unbound, 2011
Flock: Tell Stories, London Design Festival, Brompton Design District, 17–25 September 2011
Print & Design Now, Bearspace, SE1, July–Aug 2011
Salon Photo Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London, Feb 2011
Ffilm: Single Shot, Vivian Lee Art Gallery, 11 Dec – 16 Jan 2011
Flock: Adorn, Russian Gallery, London, 2010
Anti-design festival, London, 2010
Alternating Current: Sound Art Now, Soundfjord at Dragonfly Festival, Sweden, 2010
The Mulberry Tree Press, SE8 Gallery, London, 2010
Print Now, Bearspace and The London Art Fair, London, 2009-10
C.R.A.S.H: A Postcapitalist A – Z, 2 Degrees, Artsadmin, London, 2009
Water Supply Museum, Dorset, 2008
B-Side: Weymouth & Portland Multi Media Arts Festival, Dorset, 2008
Festival Pocket Films, Forum des Images, Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2008
Sexymachinery, Super Replica, The Permanent Gallery & Bookshop, Brighton, 2008
Stick*Stamp*Fly, Gasworks, London, 2007
Single-Shot, Tate Britain & Touring Exhibition, London and other major cities, 2007
Recent Graduates, Conran Headquarters, London, 2006
All The Love’s, Resonance FM Broadcast, London, 2006
Crisp Divination: Tuberosumography, Artist’s book, Exposure Publishing, ISBN 1846851920; London, May 2006
Ephemera: Consumer Collection Jewellery, Tatty Devine & ICA Bookshop, London, 2003

Lumen Residency, Italy, Sep 2016
The Florence Trust, 2013–14

Commissions & Awards
Arts Council Grants for the Arts, 2016–17
Arts Council Grants for the Arts, 2012
Shortlisted for Eden Project, Core commission, 2011
Glass Gun, Arts Council & British Film Council New Cinema Lottery Fund Commission, 2006

Ladies Room, Petrel, 2016 (forthcoming) with texts by Marina Warner, Farrah Jarral & Nella Aarne
Uncertain States, catalogue, 2015
The Lost Aura, Petrel, 2015 (artist book)
Florence Trust Summer Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, text by Erica Shiozaki, 2014
inconTROLL, exhibition catalogue, 2014
Crying Out Loud, Essays by Volker Sommer, Chantal Faust & Deborah Levy, ISBN 978-0957268708, 2012
Shoreditch Unbound, Steven Moffatt & Steven Dray, ISBN 978-0956969408, 2011
The Mulberry Tree Press: Partial Fictions, SE8, London, ISBN 9780956834300, 2011
Salon Photo Prize, e-catalogue, Matt Roberts Arts, 2011
A is for Action, Artsadmin, 2010
Sexymachinery, Issue A, Super Replica, Launched at The Permanent Gallery & Bookshop, Brighton, May 2008

Articles and Press
Pokey Hat, The Tempohouse, Apr 2016
Exploring a woman’s space, Radio Gorgeous, Feb 2016
City Gallery, The Bristol Magazine, Feb 2016
Maps and Legends, The Lancet, 2013
John Snow & Disease Mapping, M Reisz, Times Higher Education, 2013
Cartographies of Life & Death, Journal of Wild Culture, 2013
Julie Hill, A Rake’s Progress, Amanda Sanfilippo, The Miami Rail, Fall 2012
DWNTWN ArtHouse adds to lively downtown Miami scene, Tom Austin, Miami Herald, 30 Sept 2012
A conversation with Julie Hill, Artisabout.com, Sept 2012
The First 48 Hours, Give or Take, Art Practical, 26 Sept 2012
Crying Out Loud, Zoe Pilger, The Independent, 30 May 2012
Selected Portfolio, Forms of practice, Idea magazine, Issue 340. May 2010 (Japan/UK)
London Art Fair: A project of tradition, Oliver Basciano, Artreview.com, Jan 2010
Sexymachinery: Self Publishing, Graphic, Korea, pp.16-17, 2009
Artbreakers: Artists to Watch, NYLON magazine, Feb 2008
Single-shot, Aaron Callow, Aesthetica Magazine, Feb/Mar/Apr 2007
Single-shot, Modern Painters, March 2007
Single-Shot, Film Preview, The Guardian Guide, Nov 2006
Q&A, Royal College of Art, 2006
Give her credit, The Independent, Dec 2004

Talks & Events
Reading with ice-cream at Jaconelli’s Café as part of Pokey Hat, Glasgow International 2016
Cultural Connections, panelist, Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, Jun 2015
Activating the Archive, Live reading with scent, May 2015
Visiting lecturer, Criticism, Communication and Curation, Central Saint Martins, March 2014
Workshop and talk, Canford School, March 2012
The Sharing Picnic, Arnold Circus, July 2010
Staying Alive: Collaboration for survival, Department 21, Royal College of Art, July 2010
Interference, Artsadmin, artist/curator of week long course on art, activism and climate change, London, 21–25 June 2010
Enquiry Service, Objectif-exhibitions gallery, Antwerp, March 2010
The British Citizenship Pub Quiz II, Across the Street, Around The World festival, Kensington & Chelsea Council
Copyright who cares?, Salon speaker, Ms B’s Salon, September 2009
101 Leaks, gallery talk, Limoncello Gallery, London, June 2009
Publish & Be Damned, A Foundation, Rochelle School, London, Mar 2008
Presentation Formal: The Lecture is the Work, The Royal College of Art, London, Feb 2008
The Great British Citizenship Pub Quiz, A Manifesto Club Night, London, Sep 2007
Exhibition of Oddities, Circus on the Circus, Friends of Arnold Circus, London, Apr 2007