Yulia Mahr is a Lens-based Artist and Curator.


Yulia Mahr


Artist and Filmmaker Yulia Mahr is Creative Director at Studio Richter Mahr, alongside composer Max Richter - a studio which acts as an incubator for a wide variety of art and music projects. In development currently are 'Voices', a large-scale video / music piece for 2020, a variety of art / installation projects for 2021, and two music films.

Yulia is Executive Producer of SLEEP, an eight-hour overnight music piece chosen by BBC Radio 6 as its Album of the Year. SLEEP has been played live at The Sydney Opera House, SXSW, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Barbican amongst others. She is also Producer of a new video for Max Richter's 'On the Nature of Daylight', starring Elisabeth Moss.

Yulia herself is a BAFTA award-winning filmmaker whose directing work has been widely exhibited in film festivals, including Tribeca and Edinburgh. Recent work includes online pieces premiered in Wallpaper and The Nowness.

Her specialism in contemporary art and music films has its origin in her academic research work in visual anthropology, and in her ongoing documentary work on the evolving cultural scene of Berlin, where Yulia and Max were based for ten years (and which includes a portrait project on Yohji Yamamoto’s Five Cuts at the MADE Gallery).

As curator her practice principally covers the meeting points between anthropology and art. Recent shows include work from the nascent alternative photography scene in Chiapas, Mexico, and work covering the aftermath of the war in Mozambique through sensorial ethnography. Other recent shows include a retrospective of Mari Mahr’s photographic work for the European Month of Photography at the Kunststiftung Poll. Yulia is also interested in the meeting points between art, science and technology.

May 2018 saw Yulia curating 'Sounds and Visions' at the Barbican - a weekend of film and music concerts put together to sum up her feeling "that creativity exists as a social project that illuminates the lives of individuals and society as a whole, and that art exists beyond all boundaries". 2020 sees a similar weekend at the Philharmonie in Paris.