Short biography

© Julia Carolin Kothe
© Julia Carolin Kothe

Julia Carolin Kothe

Visual Arts

June, July, August 2021

Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz

Julia Carolin Kothe (b. 1991 in Gießen, Germany) makes and conflates sculptural installation, sound, moving image, performance and text. Her practice evolves across various mediums, materials and formats by exploring (im)possibilities of communication between objects and bodies including spectators, performers and herself. She probes and constructs the roles and relationships they play in different spaces and scenarios. She is less interested in a finished work than in how these objects and subjects interact / interplay within different (exhibition) formats and in the physical traces that processes and actions leave behind. By using non-linear narratives she reflects on haptic encounters composed with her hands, memories, dialogues, references and suggestions. In 2019, she graduated from The Glasgow School of Art (UK) with a Master’s degree focused on sculpture and she holds a Master’s degree from Kunsthochschule Mainz (D).

In collaboration with creative practitioners, she has worked across different platforms such as zines, performance / art festivals and exhibitions. She co-founded the artist-led space ruelle (, and in 2019 released chains—the first edition of a zine series at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, in collaboration with artist Julia Gerke. Past exhibitions include mañana bold (Offenbach, Germany), ATLETIKA Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, Germany), Kunsthalle Mainz (Mainz, Germany), POKY—Institute of Contemporary Arts (Mainz, Germany), Kulturstiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim (Rüsselsheim, Germany). In 2020, she published a radio show at Palanga Street Radio (Vilnius, Lithuania) and a text for Der TYP (Offenbach, Germany).

Julia Carolin Kothe lives and works in Glasgow (Scotland).