Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt (born in Munich in 1965) is internationally renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving-image artworks, mostly presented as complex multi-screen installations. Inspired by the histories of film, art and popular culture, Rosefeldt uses cinematic tropes to carry viewers into surreal, theatrical realms where the inhabitants are absorbed by the rituals of everyday life. He employs humour and satire to seduce audiences into familiar worlds made strange.
Rosefeldt’s works are shown internationally at museums and film festivals. Recent, extensive solo shows were held at the Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2017) and HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2017). His celebrated film installation Manifesto, 2015, has been presented worldwide in numerous solo exhibitions, at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris (2017); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016/2017); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2016); and ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2015), among others. Recent group shows include Deutschland 8 – German Art in Beijing, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Wolfsburg Unlimited, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2016); Zeitgeist: The Art of New Berlin, CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Moving Time: Video Art at 50.