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In his artistic practice, Justin Urbach uses time-based media to research the integration between humans and virtual reality, focusing on questions of mediality, materiality, supposed masculinity, transformative processes, and hybridity. To this end, he creates virtual and partly immersive visual worlds in his video installations, whose reference to reality he breaks in the form of brief displays of image or sound content, so-called glitches. The medium and with it the basic material and technological conditions are systematically revealed and questioningly addressed in the works.

In his photographic works, Urbach emphasizes the process of creation, with graininess and traces of dust inscribed in the image, marking the material’s development process’s basic conditions. Urbach is particularly interested in the relationship between human and nature and contrasts the cool, mechanized environment with seemingly irrational emotionality and vulnerability, exploring the hybridity of these two worlds. The figures usually follow the narrative of an incomplete transformation. The gaze is consciously directed to the camera and thus also to the aesthetic means of a cinematic visual language, which are thus thematized as tools for exploring the hybrid nature of human existence.

Dominik Bais, 2021

1995 born in Munich, DE

lives and works in Munich and somewhere

 

STUDIES:

2023

Graduation: Diploma of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Price of the Erwin und Gisela Steiner Stiftung for the diploma show „Fractal Breeze“ 

 

2020

Meisterschüler (graduate with honors) of Prof. Julian Rosefeldt

 

2019 

Scholarship and exchange program with the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design ( Media Art Department)

 

2016-2023

media art and photography in the class of Professor Julian Rosefeldt at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich

 

2014-2016

photography in the class of Professor Dieter Rehm at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich

EXHIBITIONS/ SCREENINGS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS(selection)

FRACTAL BREEZE, Max Goelitz Gallery, Berlin, DE – 2023

FRACTAL BREEZE, Diploma show, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, DE – 2023 

PLEASE TURN THE LIGHTS ON!, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, DE  – 2018

UNDERME, Video-installation with live-music by Salome Kammer and Stephan Heuberger, Ludwigskirche, Munich, DE – 2017

2024

SYMBIOTIC BEINGS - group exhibition - max goelitz, Munich, DE

NO MIND NO MATTER - group exhibition - Kunstarkaden Munich, DE

2023

FRACTAL BREEZE - solo exhibtion - Max Goelitz Gallery, Berlin

FRACTAL BREEZE - Diploma show - Academy of Fine Arts Munich

DEBUTANTINNEN Academy of Fine Arts Munich VARIOUS OTHERS – group exhibition - Halle 6 Munich

THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT - group exhibition - Gallery of Empfangshalle Munich 

CONTRACTED LEASING – group exhibition - NN Space Munich

SITU FESTIVAL – filmscreening - Chiaramonte Gulfi, Sicilia, IT

EMPFANGSHALLE EMPFÄNGT - group exhibition - Rathausgalerie Munich

2022

STATEMENT – booklaunch – Non Fiction Paris

LASSITUDE – group exhibition – Goethe Institut Paris

ECHOES – in collaboration with Abdullah Miniawy – Haus der Kunst Munich

MANA – group exhibition – Galerie der Künstler*innen Munich

BEING SOMETHING IN ESSENCE... – group intervention at the „Festival der Zukunft“ – Deutsches Museum Munich 

MILLENNIUM FILMWORKSHOP – film screening – Millennium Film Workshop New York  

KRITAMON ORACLE – group exhibition – Kerkis-Echo Marathokampos Samos (Greece)

WUNDERBLOCK BETA – online and in the display window – DOCK 20 Sammlung Hollenstein

GNADE – group exhibition – Galerie der Künstler*innen Munich

DANTONS TOD – video – Stadttheater Gießen  

2021

MANA – hybrid group exhibition – Verpackerei Gö

SUGAR PIE HONEY PUNCH – group exhibition – Boxwerk Munich

REWIRE FESTIVAL 2021 – film screening – Online Edition Rewire Festival

HIGH WATERS – film screening – Werkstattkino Munich

YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE A BATH IN GOOD LUCK – duo exhibition  – Digital Art Space Munich

2020

DROP DEAD FASTER – duo exhibition – AkademieGalerie

THE PERFECT VIEW – film screening – short film programme of „About Endlessness“ by Roy Andersson 

IN THE DARK TIMES WILL THERE ALSO BE SINGING? – group  exhibition – class of Professor Julian Rosefeldt – Blitz Music Club Munich

2019

UNDER THE SUN – group exhibition – HFG Karlsruhe

STRATA – group exhibition – class of Professor Julian Rosefeldt – Academy of Fine Arts Munich 

STRATA 2.0 – group exhibition – University of applied sciences Biberach

L’ARTISTE DEVANT SA TOILE – group exhibition – Kunstverein Marburg

NACKTE SINGULARITÄTEN – group exhibition, class of Professor Philip Gröning – Kösk Munich

EIN PAAR TAGE NACH DER WELT – group exhibition, class of Professor Philip Gröning – AkademieGalerie Munich

2018

KMMN KUNSTFILMTAGE – group exhibition – KMMN Space Kassel

PLEASE TURN THE LIGHTS ON! – solo exhibition – Academy of Fine Arts Munich

DAS LABOR – group exhibition,  class of Professor Julian Rosefeldt – Academy of Fine Arts Munic

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

2023

Price of the Erwin und Gisela Steiner Stiftung for the diploma show „Fractal Breeze“ 

 

2022 

Scholarship „Junge Kunst und Neue Wege“ – Bayern Innovativ

 

2019 

Scholarship of the Ministry of Education and cultural affairs Baden-Württenberg

Scholarship and exchange program with the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design ( Media Art Department)

 

2017

First Prize of Akademieverein Munich; group exhibition, class of Professor Julian Rosefeldt

 

2016

First Prize of Akademieverein Munich; group exhibition, class of Professor Julian Rosefeldt 

 

 

 

 

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Justin Urbach

Studio Gabelsbergerstraße 85, 80797 Munich

time-based media 

justinurbach@protonmail.com

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