1980 Born in Mönchengladbach. Lives and works in Berlin.
2002-2007 Degree in Liberal Art at Münster art academy.
Spinning factory site, Leipzig; House of Art, Tal-Wortelkamp Foundation (2010); Wewerka Pavillion, Münster; Michael Wiesehöfer Gallery, Cologne; Ludwigshafen Art Society (2009); Dülmen Art Society; Poller Gallery, Frankfurt (2007).
The context of "home" is relevant for almost all photographic works by Julia Gröning. The artist stages surreal-looking scenes in her parents' house or in the apartments of friends. The starting point comprises individual objects, such as the tea infuser or the wooden chest that conceals personal memories of the artist and will now be recomposed and interpreted in the course of the production. The objects function as "memory joggers". Julia Gröning herself comes into the picture only fragmentarily as the protagonist of her photographs; she never shows her face. The individual body parts seem to be caught in action or to merge with the furniture. As such, Gröning creates an exciting atmosphere, which wavers between animate and inanimate.