Yulia Mahr is a Lens-based Artist and Curator.

Projects:


Sounds and Visions - May 2018 / The Barbican

A weekend of film and music curated by Yulia Mahr and Max Richter at the Barbican. Highlights include: Jlin, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, AGF, Will Gregory, Vikingur Olafsson, the London Syrian Ensemble, Colin Currie Group, Ex Eye, Caterina Barbieri, Clark, Roomful of Teeth, Claire M Singer, and Waltz with Bashir live with Chineke! Orchestra.

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Photo of Jlin © Ebru Yildiz





Free Film Screenings as part of 'Sounds and Visions'

Yulia has curated a weekend of film screenings for the Barbican in May 2018 -- delve into the workings of artists and musicians, experience classic films elevated with new scores and see some of the most influential art films of the past 60 years.

Filmmakers include: Charles and Ray Eames, Maya Deren, Shirley Clarke, Grouper & Paul Clipson and the Harvard Ethnography Lab (Ernst Karel, Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor).


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Hypnosis / © Paul Clipson





Previous Curatorial Projects

LIFE CHANCES AND OTHER WORK - Mari Mahr - European Month of Photography, Berlin.

Yulia has curated an exhibition of Mari Mahr's photography as part of the European Month of Photography in Berlin. Mari Mahr's career spans 40 years and this show, the first retrospective of her work to take place in Berlin, celebrates her particular avant-garde vision and personal take on experimental photography. Ever central to Mari Mahr's work is a deeply intimate reflection on the consequences of migration and political turmoil.

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Curatorial Projects in Berlin

JUAN ORRANTIA at the GALERIE POLL STIFTUNG May 2013

WHAT IS (NOT) THERE? STORIES OF AFTERMATH FROM COLOMBIA AND MOZAMBIQUE. Through evocative photography and multimedia installation, and drawing on ethnography, the filmic essay and captured soundscapes, Orrantia’s projects explore different aspects of postwar/terror experiences in Colombia and Mozambique. The three projects brought together in this exhibition presented a powerful meditation on violence, memory and (dis)location.

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©Juan Orrantia

CHIAPANECO at the GALERIE POLL STIFTUNG June 2013:

Chiapaneco, an exhibition of indigenous photography from Chiapas, accompanied by screenings of films from the region. Curated by Yulia, in collaboration with the RE team, the exhibition showcased the culmination of a year long project in dialogue with photographers and filmmakers from Chiapas. Participants included Maria Sántiz Gómez, Ronyk, Liliana Lopéz Lopéz, Genero Sántiz Gómez, Abrham Gómez Vasquez, Amelia Najoj, Xun Betan ad Cresencio Vázquez Lórenzo.

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©Mike Terry

FLORENCE AIGNER at the GALERIE POLL STIFTUNG July 2013:

Yulia funded and facilitated PERIPHERIES AND BORDERLESS NARRATIVES, an exhibition of Aigner's work. Aigner’s photography explores the peripheries of perception and cross-cultural encounters by way of an intuitive assemblage practice. In breaking with structured, transcultural narratives, Aigner’s work proposes a mesmerising, poetic juxtaposition of time, place, material cultural and lived experience.

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©Florence Aigner