Julia Born lives and works in Zürich. After completing her studies at Amsterdam's Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2000, she worked on various projects between Switzerland, Amsterdam and recently Berlin. Her work focuses on editorial design for a variety of cultural clients such as the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Basel, ICA Miami, Guggenheim Museum New York, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, and most recently documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens, under the artistic direction of Adam Szymczyk. The work, developed in close dialogue with institutions, curators and artists, includes books, magazines, exhibition design, identities and more. Apart from commissioned work she has continuously collaborated with other designers and artists on investigative projects, such as photographer Uta Eisenreich, fashion designer JOFF, and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis. These projects revolve around the subject of language and representation. She teaches graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and is visiting lecturer at various art and design institutes throughout Europe and the US. From 2003 to 2007 she has been a jury member of “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” competition. On the occasion of the Inform Award for Conceptual Design, she produced her first solo show and the catalogue Title of the Show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany. Among other prizes she received the Jan Tschichold Prize in 2011. Her work has been exhibited internationally.
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