LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
From the teachings of motherhood and new feminine perspectives to unprocessed trauma, joy, a little madness and a great affinity for the surreal and the odd…
Julia Katolla is a Germany based artist. In her creations she tends to play with the unpredictable outcomes of less controllable materials. At the same time, she often proceeds to seek symmetry and balance in the arbitrary.
She endeavours to dive deep to search for her own truth. Translating her inner world of forms and images into art, implies dealing with the beautiful and the ugly, the reasonable and the absurd.
A large portion of Katolla’s works reflects the significant processes motherhood elicits regarding femininity. In her approach towards motherhood she tries to shed a more realistic light on it, to a certain extent counteracting its glorifying depictions throughout history. Even though the issues addressed by her works come from personal experiences, the origins and interconnections of life in its collective sense are explored in a fundamental way.
Katolla has worked illustrating for “Kopfsalat” magazine (2010), organising art projects in Mexico (2011,2012) and persuing independent photographic work (2013, 2014). From 2015 to 2017 she completed several trainings in painting, photography and ceramics at the University of Bonn Germany. She then attended a fine art study program at the arte fact academy in Bonn graduating in 2021. Exhibitions include the galerie asterisk* (2018) and BLINK BRLN gallery (2021) in Berlin, the arte fact academy in Bonn (2020, 2021) and most recently The Holy Art Gallery in London and the London Art Biennale (2021) where she was awarded the International Confederation of Art Critics Award.
WHO I AM
Born in Germany, raised in Costa Rica. Exploring motherhood, femininity, reason and absurdity.
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