Julian Rosefeldt

born in Munich, Germany, in 1965
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Julian Rosefeldt frequently installs his films projected onto several screens simultaneously, carrying the viewer off into a surreal, theatrical world whose inhabitants are caught in the structures and rituals of everyday life. Despite their enigmatic subject matter and the precision of their production, Rosefeldt´s films are charged with slapstick and satire. "This work," wrote Stephan Berg, "is succinct because it avoids political correctness and plays with the vocabularies of kitsch, inappropriateness, and exaggeration. It demonstrates what it really means to distort—in the best sense of the word—the world to a point where it is no longer recognizable."

Besides participating in numerous international group exhibitions he presented solo shows in galleries and art institutions worldwide, e.g. at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2009), Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing (2007), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2005), Kunst-Werke Berlin (2004), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2002) and the Herzliya Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2001). His film Lonely Planet, for which he received the Filmstiftung NRW Award in the international competition of the KunstFilmBiennale Köln in 2007, has been shown at the "Cinéma Prospectif" of the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2009).