Julie Mehretu

Julie Mehretu​ (b. 1970, Addis Ababa) lives and works in New York. Graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (1997); Kalamazoo College (1992); and University Cheikh Anta Diop (1990). Awards include the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award (2013); and the US State Department's National Medal of Arts (2015). Select solo exhibitions include Drawings and Monotypes, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (2019); SEXTANT, White Cube, London (2018); A Universal History of Everything and Nothing, Serralves Museum, Porto and Centro Botin, Santander (2016 -17); Julie Mehretu, Hoodnyx, Voodoo and Stelae, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (2016); Gebre Kristos Desta Center, Addis Ababa (2016); Julie Mehretu, Myriads Only By Dark, Gemini G.E.L at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York (2015); The Mathematics of Droves, White Cube, São Paulo (2014); Julie Mehretu, Half a Shadow, CarlierI gebauer, Berlin (2014); Grey Area, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Grey Area, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2009); and Black City, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (2007). Select group exhibitions include Julie Mehretu, Jessica Rankin, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem (2016); L’Iris de Lucy, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart (2016); Lines of Thought, Drawing from Michelangelo to Now, RISM Museum, Providence and touring (2016);  Sharjah Biennial 12, United Arab Emirates (2015); Sweet Dew, Since 1980, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014); The Forever Now, Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Seeking New Genealogy, Art, Body, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2014); More Light, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); and From Picasso to Julie Mehretu, British Museum, London (2010).

Last updated: 19.02.2019