Julia Gros

Julia Gros

CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Julia Gros

Julia Gros

CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a French curator and researcher based in London. I have collaborated with galleries, institutions and artist-run spaces in the UK and in Europe, including Tate Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Climate Museum UK, Decorative Arts and Design Museum Bordeaux, PADA artists residency among others. My curatorial practice focuses on gathering voices around contemporary topics including notions of displacement, geographies, unheard voices and climate crisis. My ongoing research focuses on the need for dialogue between the general public and contemporary art, made possible via storytelling and the creation of places for discussion. I have participated in a number of residencies including Global Art Practice in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London as well as PADA studios in Lisbon. I consider the exhibition format as a vehicle for artistic and critical comment on the role of local practices in a globalised world.
  • Reviewing home
    Reviewing home
  • Re-enact Scandinavian values through design in the exhibition space
    Re-enact Scandinavian values through design in the exhibition spaceCase study of the exhibition Century of the Child: Nordic design for Children 1900 to Today at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Dissertation Abstract (October 2018) The research undertook in the dissertation considers the Nordic progressive and educational theories that brought a new importance to material culture and environment adapted to children, in order to reveal the importance of means of mediation to help visitors understand the subject of an exhibition. Throughout the 20th century, the de
  • Almost There
    Almost ThereExhibition following the art residency at PADA studios, featuring the work of: Jeff Kraus Maj-Gret Gaupås Evi Pangestu Matilda Little Bregje Sliepenbeek Veronika Peat Roisin O’Sullivan Coco Corbisiero https://www.padastudios.com/
  • Paulo
    PauloEnd of PADA Residency exhibition February featuring the work of: Amalia Mourad Ida Sønder Thorhauge Sebastian Reis John Reno Jackson Suzy Babington Jack Towndrow Lennart de Neef Sean Donovan https://www.padastudios.com/
  • Feel the Distance
    Feel the DistanceThis residency resulted from a collaboration between curators and artists who focused on the notion of cultural exchange. The use of creative practices such as film making, participatory workshops and open discussions enabled to actively engage with the local community and represent a journey through various geographical, economical, social and cultural areas.
  • Unknown Quantities : An Exhibition
    Unknown Quantities : An ExhibitionIn 2018 a group of designers and curators joined together to co-edit a publication. The result of this collaboration was the issue 6 Space/Place of Unknown Quantities. Inspired by geographer Yi-Fu Tuan’s statement that “place is security, space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other”, the issue presents a collection of written and visual works which examine notions of space and place, which affect our experience of the world. Through the lens of their respective practices,
Projects credited in
  • Liverpool Biennial 2018: 'A Visual Compendium of Travel' (film) in Soulless, A Fireball is Turning
    Liverpool Biennial 2018: 'A Visual Compendium of Travel' (film) in Soulless, A Fireball is TurningCentral Saint Martins MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students were invited to co-host an event at Liverpool John Moores University as part of the 2018 Liverpool Biennial. The event included short films produced by students in response to the Biennial. The discussion around these films centred around a number of critical questions, including: To what extent does the curator become an artist? How can we address issues of authorship in our work? How can film be used as a mode of curatorial rese
  • Unknown Quantities
    Unknown QuantitiesPublication Unknown Quantities is an experimental print publication created in collaboration between MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The sixth issue focuses on the theme of space and place, examining the duality of the two notions in relation to each other. The publication’s starting point came from geographer Yi-Fu Tuan’s observation that“place is security, space is freedom: we are attached to the o
  • Global Art Practice: Re:mind the GAP, HART Haus, Hong Kong
    Global Art Practice: Re:mind the GAP, HART Haus, Hong Kong'Re:mind the GAP' was the culminating event of the 'Global Art Practice Collaboration' project and took the format of a research lab with live artworks run by each artist in response to our experiences in the UK, Japan, Hong Kong and China. This event took place on the 5th September 2018 at HART Haus, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong. The group of artists who collaborated on this event included nine students from MFA Global Art Practice at Tokyo University of the Arts and nine students from MA courses a
Work history
    CuratorPADA Residency
    Lisbon, PortugalFull Time
    ResearcherClimate Museum UK
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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  • Curating
  • Archival Research
  • Publishing
  • Contemporary art
  • Design Methodologies
  • Art History
  • Team Collaboration
  • Magazine Editing
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Travel Photography
    Culture, Criticism and CurationUniversity Of The Arts London: Central Saint Martins
     - London, United Kingdom
    Art History and Visual StudiesUniversity of Sussex
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
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