Julienne Lorz started out as a contemporary dancer and choreographer in the UK in the early 1990s. After completing her MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London, she worked as assistant curator at the Kunstverein München in 2004. From 2008 to 2017, Lorz curated and co-curated various international projects, monographic and thematic exhibitions at the Haus der Kunst in Munich: a.o. with Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (2008), Haegue Yang (2012), Joëlle Tuerlinckx (2013), Tilo Schulz (2014) and Laure Prouvost (2015), as well as group shows such as Golden Times (2010), Sculptural Acts (2011) and Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art (2018). Her exhibition Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells (2015) travelled to the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Guggenheim Bilbao and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Together with Andrea Lissoni, Lorz co-curated the exhibition Joan Jonas. A Pioneer of Performance at Tate Modern last year. Since 2018 Julienne Lorz is the chief curator at the Gropius Bau in Berlin, where she is currently preparing the co-curated exhibition And Berlin Will Always Need You. Art, Craft and Concept Made in Berlin, which runs from 22 March to 16 June 2019.
Photo by Jörg Koopmann