“This selection of photographs/collages particularly reflects on the structures, traditions and representations that police the female body, influencing and restraining our own perception. By contrasting images of my body with additional visual information I aim to form a dialogue between my idea of Self and the structures which contextualize my body and exert pressure on it. In this sense Instagram community guidelines, art historical representations, or Facebook messages and comments do a similar thing.”
Julia Rose (1994 The Hague, The Netherlands) is a 23-year-old photographer and research master student of Arts and Culture at Leiden University. Often inspired by theoretical concepts, she reflects in her work on digital culture and its influence on the way we view our environment and ourselves in it.
Julia Rose is inspired by feminist photographers and performers who comment on online culture like Arvida Bystrom and Molly Soda, and the conceptual video work of Hito Steyerl. Her work was on view in group exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn (2015) and The Mixtup Project, Amsterdam (2015), and has been published in Benjamin ‘Fro’s album Praten Over Leven (2017). She recently curated the exhibition IRL/URL: After the screen with Carolina Calgaro and Josephine Dupuy d’Angeac at Societeit Sexyland, Amsterdam, which displayed artwork from different artists reflecting on the relation between the virtual and the physical.