Julia Murakami “I Could Be Bounded in a Nutshell …”, 2015 |image for biography


Julia Murakami, was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. She spent her early childhood in New York and Miami and studied in Madrid before settling in Germany. Since moving to Berlin she has immersed herself in many aspects of diorama art, photography, paintings and site specific work. Influenced by the heroines and iconic imagery of her childhood – from “The Wizard of Oz” to Wonder Woman, from silent films to Greek mythology – she grew up on the crossroads of different cultural backgrounds, creating her own fairy-talesque world.

Since 2008 she has participated in exhibitions and art fairs in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Thailand, South Korea, USA and other countries. Her works were included in “Musée Magazine” and “European Photography” along with Sebastião Salgado, Abelardo Morell, Hisaji Hara and Daido Moriyama. In 2010 the “art resort magazine” published a special feature about her worldwide art project “Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi“ documenting site specific installations in Thailand.

Besides her work as an artist, Julia Murakami is a regular curator and artistic director for Directors Lounge Berlin, contemporary media and art.